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Chris Burke

Tell us about yourself

Hi, I’m Chris! I’m from Claremorris in County Mayo. I am currently in 3rd year at DCU. My specialism subjects are Maths and Chemistry. I will hopefully graduate with my degree at the end of next year.

Why did you apply for the STInt Programme?

While I have always wanted to be a teacher, I think it’s important to gain work experience in the subjects areas I am teaching. I hope to learn from the internship and bring my experience into the classroom. Having worked in a STEM setting, I hope better to prepare my students for that experience in future.

Where are you doing your ‘STInt’ in industry?

I’m excited to have accepted a role at Alexion for summer 2021. Alexion is a research-driven biopharmaceutical company based in Athlone. 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 spoken to the team leader already and will be assigned a ‘buddy’ who will answer any and all of my questions. I’ve been given an overview of some of the work I can expect to be doing too. My team leader has expressed a wish that I experience as much of the company as possible and hopes that I will have worked with eight departments throughout my internship. Exciting times ahead!

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