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 Michael Bohane from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Michael Bohane

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BioPharmachem Ireland

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Be prepared for responsibility and the rewards and problems that come with responsibility. It is very important to be comfortable making decisions and living with them. While it is impossible to be right all of the time the majority of decisions you make have to be correct.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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This is one of three follow on options from LM121 Computing Technologies (Common Entry).

On completion of the programme, graduates go on to a variety of software careers based in large and small organisations, in industry, in research and in education and training. The primary focus of this course is on the underlying principles of software development and their application to modern software development practices. The aims and objectives of the Computer Systems programme are:

  • To develop the skills you will need in order to analyse a wide range of problems
  • To provide a sound understanding of the theory of computer science and the principles of software development
  • To develop social and communication skills that will enable you to function successfully in organisations and teams
  • To develop a sense of professionalism that will help you to apply your skills for the good of society.

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