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G’Day, Australia

November 20, 2017 Published by Michelle Miskelly

G’Day Australia – Michelle’s off to the Land down Under! “Name three destinations where you’d like to go and work” I recall my Manager Aislinn saying. Sydney rolls of my... Read More

مرحبا, Dubai

November 16, 2017 Published by Andrew Smyth

While we are often asked to describe our jobs in one word, it simply can’t be done for the Explorer programme. I joined First Derivatives and Kx on the 8th... Read More

Annyeonghaseyo, Korea

November 13, 2017 Published by Kate Jory

I will never forget what it felt like to sit in a board room with my peers and have my boss say, “Kate – Seoul, South Korea”. At first was... Read More

Hello, Toronto!

October 26, 2017 Published by Josh Burnside

As an FD Explorer, I had known from day one that I would eventually be destined for foreign shores, to become an active representative of First Derivatives and Kx, in... Read More

Hello, Seattle!

October 25, 2017 Published by Ross MacMahon

3 short weeks after finishing my college finals in UCD, I found myself making the short trip from Dublin to Newry to begin my journey as a FD Explorer. Starting... Read More

Hello, Raleigh!

October 19, 2017 Published by Claire O'Neill

Joining the Explorer’s Graduate program has been a whirlwind from day 1. I started my time with First Derivatives on June 6th, 2017 with two fellow UCD Commerce students. We... Read More

Kx and the NASA Frontier Development Lab

October 2, 2017 Published by Nicolle Eagan

It was bit daunting when I first walked through the doors of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI). I had always been casually aware of SETI; and I had... Read More

Hallå, Stockholm!

August 24, 2017 Published by Oran Quinn

When I first started my journey as one of the inaugural FD Explorers back in January 2017, I had very little idea of what to expect. Admittedly, I was not... Read More

Hello, San Francisco!

August 21, 2017 Published by Melissa Repoli

Bouncing from one coast to the next is what my life quickly turned into for a short period of time. The Explorers programme has certainly delivered on global graduate opportunities! From... Read More

Hallo, Amsterdam

August 18, 2017 Published by Luke O'Shea

Almost exactly 6 months after I had first unpacked my oversized suitcases in Newry, I was now packing them again but this time I was bound for London. After a... Read More