As the deadline for the first round of CAO applications draws to a close, we have a suggestion for applicants.Siliconrepublic

This can be a stressful few months for Leaving Cert students. On top of having to sit one of the most high-pressure exams of your life, you’re also expected to decide what you want to do with the rest of that life.

Now, with the CAO application deadline looming, the pressure is mounting. And the opportunities are truly boundless.


But to deny that life – and your career – after college can be a challenge in spite of those boundless opportunities would be naïve. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work, finding that first job, in an area that you want to be in, is not as simple as walking in off the street and getting hired.

For those concerned about landing a job upon graduation, a STEM career could be the answer.

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