A science, technology and engineering careers event for second level students in Transition Year from across Ireland.
Do you want to know what an engineer in Intel, or a Google Technology Officer, or a nano scientist really does every day in their job? Want an opportunity to meet potential future employers?
COOL JOBS is a FREE event that took place in the Science Gallery on the 21st of November 2013 and brought together 200 Transition Year students and 10 companies. It is run in association with Science Foundation Ireland’s Smart Futures Campaign which highlights career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in sectors such as medical devices, information and communications technology (ICT) and energy.
COOL JOBS is a one day event where students can informally meet potential future employers across a range of STEM careers, providing a unique window into multiple career options in science. The day will let students meet scientists and technologists through a range of engaging formats, including Day In the Life talks, club sessions and “SEED dating” (careers not dates!).
Companies involved are from the range of ICT, medical device and other technology-related companies, including Intel, GOOGLE, and ESBI. The event is free but you must register to attend.
If you can't make it on the day, we have also produced a COOL JOBS booklet designed to provide second-level students, their parents and teachers with insight into the diversity of STEM careers available in Ireland and what working in these positions really entails. The booklet highlights selected career profiles from amongst the companies taking part. Video interviews are also available to watch- which explore what life is like in a STEM career.
COOL JOBS is a collaboration between Science Gallery and CRANN, TCD and is in part supported by a Science Foundation Ireland, Discover Science and Engineering grant and a EC FP7 project, KiiCS. It is being run in association with Science Foundation Ireland’s Smart Futures Campaign (www.SmartFutures.ie).
For more information on STEM careers visit the SFI funded Smart Futures site. Smart Futures is a collaboration between government, industry and education to raise awareness about the different career areas in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among second-level students in Ireland. Go to the website for career videos, blog posts, competitions and to request a STEM volunteer visit for your school.
- SEED Dating
- 3 minute talks
A rapid fire event where you get to connect one-on-one with a person with a COOL JOB.
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