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Aoife Farrell

Tell us about yourself

Hi, I’m Aoife! I’m from Dublin. I have just completed my final year of the Bachelor of Education in DCU. My specialism subject was digital learning. I am now awaiting my final results and hope to be working in a primary school in September!

Why did you apply for the STInt Programme?

I applied for the STInt Programme in order to gain a broader understanding of STEM outside of the classroom. When studying to be a primary teacher, lots of time was spent learning about STEM subjects such as mathematics and science but I didn’t learn much about STEM in different environments. When I was presented with the opportunity to apply for this programme, I thought it would be the perfect chance to gain corporate experience which would assist me in teaching children about STEM and the possible opportunities and jobs they could have outside of school.

Where are you doing your ‘STInt’ in industry?

I’m delighted to have accepted a role at Intel for summer 2021. Intel is a technology company that specialises in chip manufacturing, based in Kildare. My internship will most likely be done remotely but may move to a hybrid style of working later in the summer – I’d love to go on site and see what it’s like.

I’ve been given an overview of some of the work I can expect to be doing during the internship. Some examples include working as part of the Movidus division, learning about Artificial Intelligence, while also learning about Movikids.

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