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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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The Navigator Summer Business School

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The Navigator Summer Business School

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 

The Navigator Summer Business School

Sunday 3rd – Friday 8th July 2016

The Navigator Summer Business School at Globe Business College Munich: join us for an action-packed five day business boot camp and experience Munich in the summer!

Work with real companies and be part of interactive, innovative workshop sessions culminating in a group presentation at the end of the week where you will have the chance to showcase the knowledge and skills you have developed in business.

Our teaching and mentoring team of industry experts will guide you through this journey, delivering academicknowledge, coaching in soft skills, and helping you to navigate to become the business professional you want to be.

The Summer School is designed to help talented young people explore the world of business, make a decision regarding their field of further study, and ultimately help create the future leaders of international business.

As well as developing your business skills, building a new network in Europe and learning how to apply business to real companies, you receive a certificate at the end of the week that can be used for your College applications or CV.

Read what the ‘dragon’ Peter Casey had to say about our 2015 Summer School in the Irish Independent here and watch our video to find out more ...


You can find more information about the Summer School, including how to register here. The price for the week is 880 Euros (excluding accommodation).