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Colm O'Rourke

Tell us about yourself

Hi there, My Name is Colm I’m from Sligo, but I have been living in Drumcondra for the past four academic years. I have just finished my final year in Primary Teaching at DCU and I am due to graduate this coming Autumn. The area I chose to specialise in during my degree was Digital Learning. I’m now currently looking for and applying to teaching jobs around Dublin. 

Why did you apply for the STInt Programme?

I applied to the STInt Teacher Internship Programme to gain some real-world experience and an understanding of what STEM would be like as a career. I hope to gain an insight into STEM industries from this internship that I could bring into the classroom. I hope to use this insight I gain to positively influence my approaches to teaching STEM within the Primary School. I also hope to provide opportunities for students to enjoy and develop their skills in STEM and also to understand the importance of STEM in our world. Finally I hope to show children the many opportunities that STEM can provide for them right into their future as they are the next generation.

Where are you doing your ‘STInt’ in industry?

I’m delighted to have accepted a role at Microsoft for summer 2021. Microsoft are a multinational technology company based in Leopardstown. My internship will most likely be done remotely but may move to a hybrid style of working later in the summer, I would love the opportunity to go on site and experience the day to day life in Microsoft. I have spoken to my mentors and I am awaiting to be assigned to a team and buddy at this time. I hope to develop and gain new skills and friendships throughout my 2021 summer internship. I am really looking forward to starting this new experience.  

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