- On March 6th and 7th Intel employees took part in a creative careers event hosted at the Science Gallery, Dublin, called ‘Cutting Edge Careers’.
- The event, which was first ran in October 2012, is designed to take a step away from the traditional careers sharing format towards a more interactive and informal program.
- In total, almost 500 students from 8 different schools attended this unique event which involved a series of interactive activities taking places over a 90 minute session.
On March 6th and 7th Intel employees took part in a creative careers event hosted at the Science Gallery, Dublin, called ‘Cutting Edge Careers’. The event, which was first ran in 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 8 different schools across Dublin, Kildare, Laois 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, almost 500 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
- St Wolstans Community School, Celbridge
- Eureka Secondary School, Kells Co.Meath
- Dominican College, Griffith Avenue
- Dominican College, Sutton, Co. Dublin
- Loreto College Foxrock
- Mountmellick Community School, Co. Laois
- St Raphaela’s Secondary School, Stillorgan
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 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 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 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 students also got the chance to talk to university placement students that are currently working within Intel.
Paul Phelan from Intel Ireland Corporate Affairs who hosted the event said, “The Cutting Edge Careers program is a unique opportunity to engage with transition year students about a career in science and engineering. Based on the their interaction and interest level I think we have given many of these young peoples a lot to think about at an age when they have some key subject choice decisions to make”.
The Cutting Edge Careers event also happened 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. In 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.
Students are pictured at the Cutting Edge Careers event
The students take part in ‘Speed Dating’ sessions with Intel engineers
The Cutting Edge careers event took place at the Science Galley Dublin
Transition Year students assemble in the auditorium for the beginning of the session
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