Moving in a ‘different path’ – TY2012

From my week of work experience in the School of BEES I have learned many things about the courses and departments inside the university.

by Alastair Earley, Ballincollig Community School

I learned how interesting the different courses can be within BEES and found myself interested in new courses which I would have found boring before but now find myself willing to look further into what these courses involve and where I might find myself working in the future.

even if you pick a certain stream within BEES you still have the opportunity to change course or move in a different path

I think the most important thing I learned over the past week is that even if you pick a certain stream within BEES you still have the opportunity to change course or move in a different path to what you may have expected yourself to be interested without changing course.

I personally thought I would only be interested in Zoology and would find geology and plant science not interesting at all but now I feel that all these sciences could be a possibility in my future.
This week I also learned what life would be like as a college student as I had the opportunity to sit in on college lectures and classes. We also got the opportunity to meet the lecturers.

In the week we also had the chance to do experiments and to use the equipment inside the labs. We got the chance to do experiments involving woodlice and where able to use the microscopes to see modified genetics in tissue samples. We also went to the lough to collect samples and bring them back to do experiments on what we collected.
Over all I found this week of work experience very enjoyable and valuable in helping me learn about what I could be doing in the future when I go to college.

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