College choice: the ultimate careers guide

10 Nov , 2015,
Jennifer
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The Irish Times, Wednesday, January 14th 2015

College choices. Maybe youai??i??re lucky and youai??i??ve already got it all figured out. Or maybe youai??i??re unlucky enough to think you have it all figured out.

Thereai??i??s a lot to consider. First and foremost: the course, and the area of study you are most interested in. Second, think about the location: if you live in Limerick, Galway, Cork, Dublin, Kildare or Meath, you have more chance of being able to stay at home during college, but if youai??i??re in, say, Longford or Donegal, your choice is either to stay at home and go to the nearest institute of technology or for your family to get the money together for you to go to college farther away.

Do you go with what really interests you or what you perceive to be a more practical option? What are the job prospects? How much might you earn? Are the CAO points realistic? ReadAi??the complete article on the Irish Times website.

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