Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager


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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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DCU among the Most International Universities in the World 2016

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DCU among the Most International Universities in the World 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016 

DCU among the Most International Universities in the World 2016

DCU ranked 138th in the top 200 globally-engaged universities.

DCU has today been ranked 138th in a league table of the most globally-engaged universities in the world. This comprehensive league table compiled by Times Higher Education Rankings measures the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues.

Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said, “The inclusion of all seven Irish universities in the top 150 of today’s THE league table reflects Ireland’s reputation for punching well above its weight in the international forum. For DCU, this is a welcome endorsement of our commitment to engaging with the world outside our campuses. We are very proud of our diverse, multi-ethnic community with almost 2,000 students from 114 countries enrolled on our programmes, with curricula which reflect the globalised world for which we must prepare our students. Likewise, our academic collaborations operate across geographical and cultural boundaries to address shared global challenges such as healthcare, water scarcity, sustainable development and conflict resolution.”

Phil Baty, Editor of the THE Rankings said, “An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based. It is great news for all the institutions in the list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”

For the full league table, please click here.

The CareersPortal Team