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Cutting Edge Careers For Girls


  • Intel’s Cutting Edge Careers for Girls event brought together 250 transition year students from 3 different schools who had the opportunity to learn about jobs in Science and Engineering.
  • The Careers event involved a series of interactive activities taking places over a 90 minute session.  The 90 minute program consisted of a questions and answers session , a ‘speed dating’ session and to finish off the students had refreshments along with a networking session.


On October 4th Intel employees took part in a creative careers event hosted at the Science Gallery, Dublin, called ‘Cutting Edge Careers for Girls’. The event was designed to take a step away from the traditional careers format towards a more interactive and informal program.

Cutting Edge Careers for Girls
brought together transition year students from 3 different schools across Dublin who had the opportunity to learn not only about opportunities for females at Intel but also the important opportunity of science and technology in general. Intel specifically targeted girls schools to try and encourage females to consider engineering and science at third level.

250 students from Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge, Loreto College, Foxrock and Mount Sackville Secondary School, Chapelizod, all attended this unique event which involved a series of interactive activities taking places over a 90 minute session.

The 90 minutes consisted off an interactive welcome session involving audience questions and answers, a ‘speed dating’ session giving the girls the chance to meet Intel engineers in a smaller participative group and delegates finished with an open networking session where they met with more Intel females in an informal setting.

The diverse sessions ensured there was plenty of opportunity for the girls to connect with our female engineers, to ask further questions and learn more about the opportunities for females in engineering and about careers at Intel.

The combination of structured and informal networking sessions ensured that the students could approach our Intel employees for more details and informal chats about a career at Intel. The girls even got the chance to talk to placement students that are currently working within Intel.

Paul Phelan from Intel Ireland Corporate Affairs who hosted the program said, “This event was a unique opportunity to talk to young transition year girls about a career in science and engineering. Based on the their interaction and interest level I think we have given many of these young students a lot to think about at an age when they have some key subject choice decisions to make”.

This is the first event of this type that Intel Ireland has hosted for female Transition Year students and based on its success the program will continue to be delivered on a regular basis with young females.

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