• Question: do you enjoy your job? was it always your dream job or did you change it when you got to leaving cert?

    Asked by Nicole568 to Triona, Simone, Kieran, Julia, Hugh, Emily on 7 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by Eliot-JJ, 953newp24.
    • Photo: Julia Savioli

      Julia Savioli answered on 7 Nov 2018:


      Chemistry was always my number one option, and I love it. I like the PhD, but the PhD is not my dream job yet, it one step in the ladder to get my dream job.

    • Photo: Hugh Manning

      Hugh Manning answered on 7 Nov 2018:


      I really enjoy my job, originally I wanted to be a designer or architect, but in transition year I came to Trinity college for a week and learnt all about nanoscience and that changed my career path.
      My dream job would probably be working for or setting up my own cutting edge innovative company like Tesla or SpaceX.

    • Photo: Triona Kennedy

      Triona Kennedy answered on 8 Nov 2018:


      When I did my leaving cert, I didn’t really know what was possible. I had no Transition Year and no work experience outside of life on a farm, what a school teacher did and anything I happened to encounter in life. I had never even been in a hospital!
      I studied what I enjoyed and was good at rather than targeting a dream job – I still did not know what that might be but I did want to be able to work at a lab bench and do – not just manage others doing. I love to be hands on.
      When I realised what I wanted to do was when I was on work experience in college. I just loved working with a research team, side by side with production.

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