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Marie Kinsella-White, Operations Consultant
Maria Kinsella-White works as an Operations Consultant for McDonald's. Following her Leaving Certificate she did a Diploma in Accountancy and Computer Technology, a Secretarial Course and Various computer courses (Excel, Word, Outlook, AS400 etc). She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for six restaurants, to maximise their long-term sales and profit potential and to build a positive business relationship with Restaurant Managers and the Restaurant Management Team.
Subjects I took in my Leaving Cert were ~ Irish, English, Math, Accountancy, Biology, Art and Home Economics
When I read this question it really made me think about the subjects I took and how they have influenced my career today.
However, I do believe that nothing you learn is wasted, as it is either a stepping-stone to greater understanding, or of direct use.
My personal education includes: Group Certificate, Inter Certificate, Leaving Certificate, Diploma in Accountancy and Computer Technology, Secretarial Course, various computer courses (Excel, Word, Outlook, AS400 etc) and a German Language course in VHS Germany, (equivalent to our state run English colleges).
Also through work I have completed the following courses:
I plan to start a course in psychology at Dublin Business School in January 2009. I am hoping that this course will help me gain a better understanding of people and business.