Orla Donoghue has found that many students are convinced that if they select the wrong course it will impact their future happiness. In this talk, Orla shares her insights on how we can empower students to find their own unique and fulfilling career path. A passion for how medicines work led Orla Donoghue to complete a PhD in Chemistry and embark on a varied career in pharmaceuticals, clinical trials and biotechnology. But it was her love of writing that made Orla change direction to work in IT as a writer and editor before moving into her role as a science communicator at University College Dublin where she talks to thousands of students annually as they make their college choices. Orla has found that many students are convinced that if they select the wrong course it will impact their future happiness. In this talk, she will share her insights on how we can guide the 70,000 students who apply to third level courses each year so that each student is empowered to find their own unique and fulfilling career path.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTallaght, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTallaght event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.