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Megan Halpenny

Tell us about yourself
Hi, I’m Megan and I’m from County Louth. I’m about to begin my final year of Science Education in Dublin City University. My subject specialisms are Mathematics and Chemistry.
I applied to the STInt Programme because...

This programme seemed like the ideal opportunity to learn more about the different STEM careers that are available for my future students.  It also provides an opportunity for me to see how the skills they learn in school can be used in industry. 

Tell us about your STInt in Industry

My main role was administrator for the Centre of Excellence team. As a lot of third-party vendors work with Vodafone from all over the globe, such as India and Israel, there are always people joining the team. My job was to create accounts for external employees so that they could work with the Vodafone team here in Ireland and I also helped to address any issues that may arise. I also had weekly meetings with the CWIT team here in Vodafone and several with the wider CWIT Education team which spans across multiple companies. Through working with these teams, I got to learn about lots of initiatives out there like “Hour of Code”, Digital Futures and TeenTurn. The initiatives aim to help students learn more about STEM industries, give them the opportunity to learn new STEM skills and in some cases give them the opportunity to see first-hand what a career in STEM could look like through placements. One of the key things I’ve learned from this internship is that digital literacy is of the utmost importance today. From my day-to-day activities and from my research for the education project, it became really clear to me that even simple digital skills are invaluable for everyone. As a teacher, I want to develop my future students’ skills by incorporating different technologies into my lessons and getting my students to put their learning into practice in different ways.

STInt host

Vodafone Ireland connects 2.3 million customers every day and is the single biggest investor in technology in the telecoms industry in Ireland. Vodafone has also been voted one of the best places to work in Ireland, is the official sponsor of the Irish Rugby team and has a charity partnership with the ISPCC.

Here at Vodafone, we are much more than a total communications company, we aim to connect everybody so that we can live better today and build a better tomorrow.

advanced manufacturing, Intel in Ireland has come to represent a diversity of activities across the spectrum of Intel business from cutting edge research to design. Intel has 4,900 employees across Ireland.

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