- On Thursday November 21st Intel employees took part in a creative careers event hosted at the Science Gallery, Dublin, called ‘Cutting Edge Careers’.
- The Cutting Edge Careers event brought together over 200 transition year students from 3 different schools in Dublin and Meath
- The Cutting Edge Careers event was held in conjunction with week-long mentoring programs for Transition Year students ran by the Science Gallery and sponsored by Intel
On Thursday November 21st Intel employees took part in a creative careers event hosted at the Science Gallery, Dublin, called ‘Cutting Edge Careers’. The event, which has been running since October 2012, is designed to take a step away from the traditional careers sharing format towards a more interactive and informal program.
The Cutting Edge Careers event brought together transition year students from 3 different schools in Dublin and Meath who had the opportunity to learn not only about opportunities for careers of the future at Intel but also the important opportunity of science and technology in general.
In total, more than 200 students attended this unique event which involved a series of interactive activities taking places over a 90 minute session. The schools in attendance were:
- Loreto Secondary School, Bray, Dublin
- Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Meath
- St. Raphaela’s, Stillorgan, Dublin
The 90 minutes consisted off an interactive welcome session involving audience questions and answers, a ‘speed dating’ session giving the students the chance to meet Intel engineers in a smaller participative group and the attendees 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 students to connect with Intel engineers, to ask further questions and learn more about the opportunities for young people in engineering and about careers at Intel. The students also got the chance to talk to university placement students that are currently working within Intel.
Tricia O’Byrne, a teacher from St. Raphaela’s in Stillorgan was delighted with the opportunity for her students to attend the event and said “the best aspect of this kind of workshop is the speaker talking about their own school days – it really resonates with the Transition year students, it’s something they understand”.
The Cutting Edge Careers event took place in conjunction with week-long mentoring programs for Transition Year students ran by the Science Gallery in February/March and October/November each year in which they invite students, from different schools nationwide, to participate in a weeklong program of activities. During 2013 the Science Gallery mentoring weeks are being sponsored by Intel Ireland. The week is developed in collaboration with a range of leading scientists, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs and gives students the chance to participate in workshops and hands on experiments, lab visits and exhibition tours, presentations and talks, quizzes and more.
For more information about Intel programs for transition year students please visit www.intel.ie.
Orla Griffeen Carroll, Afric Murphy and Megan Scales from Loreto in Bray are pictured at Intel’s Cutting Edge Careers event in the Science Gallery
Emma Cunnane from Loreto in Bray is also pictured at the Cutting Edge Careers event in the Science Gallery
Further images can be found here: Cutting Edge Careers November 2013 – a set on Flickr
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