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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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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Industrial Pharmacist - Rachel Bennett
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Industrial Pharmacist - Rachel Bennett

Rachel Bennett is an Industrial Pharmacist with Abbvie. She works with a team responsible for making chemicals safely, and in a manner that meets

Process Development Engineer - Laura Finnegan
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Process Development Engineer - Laura Finnegan

Laura Finnegan is a Process Development Engineer. She studied a Bsc Hons in Chemistry from UCD and an Msc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Environmental Scientist  - Cecilia Fenech
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Environmental Scientist - Cecilia Fenech

Cecilia Fenech works as an environmental researcher. Her main responsibility is to conduct research on identifying the sources of nitrate pollution in our rivers

Manufacturing Process Specialist - Gillian Morgan
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Manufacturing Process Specialist - Gillian Morgan

Gillian Morgan is a manufacturing process specialist. Her job involves working on projects that better facilitate production of commercial drugs

Space Scientist - David McKeown
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Space Scientist - David McKeown

David McKeown is a space scientist with the European Space Agency. David also lectures on the Space Science and Technology Masters at University

Physics Lecturer - Shane Bergin
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Physics Lecturer - Shane Bergin

Shane Bergin is a physics lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. He studied Advanced Materials (now Nanoscience) at Trinity College Dublin and then completed a PhD

Research Fellow in Computational Physics - Nuala Caffrey
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Research Fellow in Computational Physics - Nuala Caffrey

Nuala Caffrey is a research fellow in Computational Physics. Nuala's work involves investigating how useful certain materials could be for applications in the energy

Renewable Energy Engineering - Shane McDonagh
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Renewable Energy Engineering - Shane McDonagh

Shane McDonagh is a Phd Researcher working in the area of renewable energy engineering. Shane uses computer programmes to analyse data and look for patterns

Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher) - Damien Haberlin
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Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher) - Damien Haberlin

Damien Haberlin is a Phd researcher working in Ecology. His job can involve long days in a boat or in a lab so it's

Manufacturing Specialist - Oz Ilbrahmi
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Manufacturing Specialist - Oz Ilbrahmi

Oz Ilbrahmi works as a CEO and Manufacturing Specialist. The inventing process and problem-solving are key things that Oz finds stimulating about his work

PHD Student RCSI - Kelvin E Lau How
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PHD Student RCSI - Kelvin E Lau How

Kelvin E Lau How is a PHD Student in RCSI. His current study involves the study of RNA editing in the brain. 

Product Engineer - Xiaona Hou
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Product Engineer - Xiaona Hou

Xiaona Hou is a Product Engineer. She is responsible for supporting R&D work in the Diabetes Care business unit at MD Medical. 

Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist  - Patricia Cleary
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Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist - Patricia Cleary

Patricia Cleary is a Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist. Her job focuses on testing new instruments that will be used by hospital labs to

Validation Engineer - Niamh Yates
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Validation Engineer - Niamh Yates

Site Training & Learning Head - Mark Meehan
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Site Training & Learning Head - Mark Meehan

Structural Engineer - Shauna Hurley
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Structural Engineer - Shauna Hurley

Shauna Hurley is a structural engineer. Her job involves analysing building stability and designing structural elements such as floors, beams and columns, ensuring structures are

Systems Engineer  - Lynda O'Leary
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Systems Engineer - Lynda O'Leary

Lydia O'Leary is a computer systems engineer. Her job involves providing infrastructure support, configuration management and troubleshooting

Software Engineer - Claire Purcell
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Software Engineer - Claire Purcell

Claire Purcell is a software engineering intern. Her job involves writing and debugging code, as part of software development projects

Data Scientist - Catherine Ahearn
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Data Scientist - Catherine Ahearn

Catherine Ahearn is a Data Scientist. Her job involves researching various mathematical and machine learning techniques, and writing code to create predictive models using large

Fish Farm Manager - Hugh Heraghty
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Fish Farm Manager - Hugh Heraghty

Hugh Heraghty is Site Manager for Marine Havest's Organic Salmon Fish Farm in Co. Galway. Some key responsibilties of his job include ensuring

Mechatronic Engineer  - Elva Bannon
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Mechatronic Engineer - Elva Bannon

Elva talks here about her role as a Mechatronic Engineer at ocean energy company Wavebob

Science Teacher - Cian O'Mahony
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Science Teacher - Cian O'Mahony

Cian O’Mahony is a science teacher based in Cork. Here he talks about how he chose his career and what his job is

Amateur Astronomer - Deirdre Kelleghan
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Amateur Astronomer - Deirdre Kelleghan

Deirdre Kelleghan is an artist, amateur astronomer, informal educator and writer. Here she talks about how she chose her career, what her job is like

Ships Engineer - Brendan Cavanagh
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Ships Engineer - Brendan Cavanagh

Brendan is currently a second engineer operating out of Killybegs in Donegal. He completed his Leaving Cert in Carndonagh Community School in 2001. He has

Occupational Therapist - Tomas Flanagan
St. Michael's House

Occupational Therapist - Tomas Flanagan

Tomás Flanagan is an Occupational Therapist working for St Michael's House. Following his Leaving Certificate, he studied Occupational Therapy in Trinity

Psychologist - Clinical - Elaine MacDonald
St. Michael's House

Psychologist - Clinical - Elaine MacDonald

Elaine MacDonald works as a Clinical Psychologist in St Michael's House. She did a BA degree in English literature and Philosophy in Trinity College

Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Liam Dowling
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Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Liam Dowling

Liam is a qualified Nurse (CNM2) in the area of Intellectual Disability. He chose to change his career path from that of a qualified Butcher

Design Engineer - Sinead Kenny
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Design Engineer - Sinead Kenny

Sinead Kenny works with Creganna in Galway as a Design Engineer in the Medical Device Sector. She did a degree in Material Science from

Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor
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Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor works as an Analytical Chemist for Wyeth.  He joined the company as an Analyist working in the lab and has since

Electronic Engineer - Shane Callanan
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Electronic Engineer - Shane Callanan

Shane Callanan works as an Electronic Engineer with Excelsys Technologies. He heads up the  Applications Engineering group and specialises in the area of power

Care Assistant  - Deirdre Lavelle
St. Michael's House

Care Assistant - Deirdre Lavelle

Deirdre Lavelle works as a Care Assistant in St Michael's House. Having worked for a number of years as a Special Needs Assistant she

Social Care Worker - Naoise Pye
St. Michael's House

Social Care Worker - Naoise Pye

After completing the Leaving Cert, Naoise completed a 1 year course in Early Childhood and Education. She then went to Carlow College and completed a

Manufacturing Engineer - Lynsey Gargan
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Manufacturing Engineer - Lynsey Gargan

After her Leaving Cert, Lynsey chose to do a Mechanical Engineering course in DIT. She had taken work experience in IBM during the summer months

Anaesthetist - Dr Jan Steiner
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Anaesthetist - Dr Jan Steiner

Jan works as an Anaesthetist in Letterkenny General Hospital. Originally from Germany, Jan completed his medical training as a general Doctor (MD) and went on

Civil Engineer - Maria O'Neill
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Civil Engineer - Maria O'Neill

Maria works as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising a water supply scheme for the Local Authorities. She did her Leaving Cert in St. David's

Planetary Scientist - Caitriona Jackman
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Planetary Scientist - Caitriona Jackman

Caitriona Jackman went to secondary school at Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick. From there, she did a degree in Applied Physics at the

Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Ejiro O'Hare Stratton
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Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Ejiro O'Hare Stratton is a Clinical Nurse Manager 2 with the HSE working in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda in a supervisory role

Ambulance / Paramedic - Keith Hayes
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Ambulance / Paramedic - Keith Hayes

Keith works as an Advanced Paramedic with the National Ambulance Service and is based in Dublin. He pursued this career directly from leaving school and

Care Assistant - Lydia Peppard
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Care Assistant - Lydia Peppard

Lydia works as a Health Care Assistant for the HSE and is based in St. Joseph's Hospital in Co. Meath. Lydia has worked 

Recruitment Manager - Frank Morrison
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Recruitment Manager - Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison is the Operations Manager in the National Project Office in the HSE in Manorhamilton. His job involves the implementation of the National

Midwife - Siobhan Canny
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Midwife - Siobhan Canny

Siobhan Canny is a Midwife working in Galway Regional Hospital. After her Leaving Certificate she completed a Certificate in Nursing, a Higher Diploma in Midwifery

Pharmacist - Rachel Berry
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Pharmacist - Rachel Berry

Rachel Berry is working as a Pharmacist in University Hospital Galway. She studied for her A Levels in Banbridge Academy Northern Ireland and took

Social Worker - Mary Ita Heffernan
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Social Worker - Mary Ita Heffernan

Mary Ita Heffernan is a Social Worker who works for the HSE in Kilkenny.  After completing her Leaving Certificate she did a degree

Speech and Language - Lisa Kelly
Health Service Executive

Speech and Language - Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly is a Speech & Language Therapist employed by the HSE.  She did a 4 year degree course in Clinical Speech

Fishmonger - Nicola O'Higgins
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Fishmonger - Nicola O'Higgins

Nichola O'Higgins owns and runs a fish shop in Wicklow with her Husband, who is also a Chef.  The job entails sourcing the

Fish Filleter - Brendan White
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Fish Filleter - Brendan White

Brendan White is a Fish Filleter working for Albatross Seafoods in Donegal. He has done a number of different courses for his job, including

Skipper - Liz O'Toole
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Skipper - Liz O'Toole

It was a personal choice to follow a career in the fishing industry. I did a NCUA course in fishing in the area of becoming

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan
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Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan

Noel O'Sullivan is a Skipper working out of Castletownbere in County Cork. He went to fishing college and holds his Skipper Licience. Noel owns

Fisherman - Alan O'Neill
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Fisherman - Alan O'Neill

Alan O'Neill is a Skipper working out of Castletownbere in Cork and has his final Skippers Licience. This entitles him to skipper a boat