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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Arthur Cox Summer Intern Programme

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Arthur Cox Summer Intern Programme


Thursday, January 07, 2016 




Arthur Cox Summer Intern Programme

Arthur Cox has opened applications for its Summer Intern Programme.

The programme is designed to give students interested in a legal career an introduction to work in a large commercial law firm through a paid internship.

Successful applicants from outside the Dublin area will also receive accommodation within commuting distance of the office.

Arthur Cox runs one four-week programme during the month of June and one programme during the month of August.

Applications must be submitted by 1pm on Thursday 11 February. To find out more, or to apply online, visit the Arthur Cox Website here.

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