The Pursuit of Your Route Podcast is an extension of the Pursuit of Your Route digital platform created by Maeve Keane, which aims to encourage individuals to follow their own intuition and ambition to forge a career that is right for them. Maeve is not a career expert but feels that, as a former student and recent graduate, she has some insights and learnings which others might find useful in the pursuit of their route.
This podcast aims to share the stories of a variety of individuals who have taken their own unique routes to discover and explore their respective passions and interests. Guests generously share a variety of insights and learnings that may be beneficial to individuals who are struggling to figure out their next step.
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9: James Mac Inerney
James Mac Inerney is a professional make up artist. In this episode, James shares his career journey to date - from not really knowing what he wanted to do after sixth year, to working on Channel 4's 'This Way Up' (written by/starring his cousin Aisling Bea), working on the Netflix feature film 'Rebecca', competing on BBC's 'Glow Up' and collaborating with MAC Cosmetics. James also tells us how drag has helped him to express himself, explore his identity and develop his makeup style and skills.
8: Colm Smith
Colm is the head strength & conditioning coach & sports scientist with The West Ham women’s first team. In this episode we chat about Colm's time at secondary school where he had a passion for sport but struggled academically, why he decided to move to London after completing his undergrad & balancing a 4 years masters degree in strength & conditioning while working part time with London Gaa, Harlequins Rugby Club & Chelsea Football Club. Colm also offers great advice to Leaving Cert students.
7: Alan O'Mara
In this episode, we chat about Alan's varied career path to date - from being promoted to Sports Editor at a Cavan newspaper at only 17, to working as the National Social Media Manager with the GAA, to setting up his own company Real Talks in 2016. We also touch on his time playing football for Cavan, his experience with depression & his recent move to New York where he's exploring new career opportunities. This episodes packed with really helpful & practical insights & advice from Alan.
6: Lauren Guilfoyle
Lauren Guilfoyle is a physio who has worked with both the Tipperary Senior Camogie Team & Tipperary Minor Hurling Team. Lauren also works as a broadcaster & presenter with various media outlets. We chat about how she took on various roles in media in order to gain experience in an area she had no previous training in & how saying yes to every opportunity has offered up some really cool experiences such as working on The 2 Johnnies Podcast & working as Social Media Coordinator with the Camogie Association.
5: Fintan White
Fintan White is an organic farmer, agricultural consultant and entrepreneur. We chat about Fintan's uncertainty around what he wanted to do post Leaving Cert, his interest & studies in sustainable agriculture & his decision to go organic with his farm. We talk about how it took living away from home for a while to realise that home in Kilkenny was exactly where he wanted to return to start his career in farming. Fintan gives great advice to students or graduates who are uncertain about their next step.
4: Sophie Eustace
Sophie is an Account Manager at Wilson Hartnell, an Irish communications agency. We chat about her passion for sport & music at school, her decision to take a year out after missing out on her preferred college course by just five points after the Leaving Cert & her subsequent studies in Film, English & Public Relations. Sophie explains how she's managed to marry her love of sport with PR & gives students great advice about choosing a college course that is right for them.