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What should you do after college? Should you make a dash for the nearest exit and begin your job hunt or perhaps you should consider continuing your education. Photograph: iStock

Final-year undergrads have all had the conversation: here comes the “real world”, whatever that is. Some are enthusiastic about getting into the worl(...)

A treat for pupils before getting Junior Certificate results at Temple Carrig School in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doing badly in the Junior Certificate examinations is not an indicator that the student will do badly in the Leaving Certificate examinations, accordi(...)

 Playing computer games is very different to programming. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Imagine getting paid to do what you love. Sounds ideal, right? Actually, this dream scenario can have downsides. While careers experts certainly don’t(...)

Alan Hayes studied three years of civil engineering for a level 7 degree and is in his last of two years studying structural engineering at level 8

Deciding on a postgraduate course can be massively confusing. Unlike in school, where there’s no end of advice from parents, teachers and guidance co(...)

 IBM Watson supercomputer has been integrated into a cloud-based tool from USAA, a financial services provider for the military community.  Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

IBM Ireland’s Vincent McKey has said the introduction of the company’s cognitive technology supercomputer, Watson, into an online guide that helps US(...)