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Hallå, Stockholm!

August 24, 2017 Published by

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

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

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

Ni Hao, Singapore

August 16, 2017 Published by

In defiance of a grueling 14 hour journey, a faulty plane engine and a fellow passenger experiencing a cardiac arrest (thankfully whilst still on the tarmac in Doha) I made... Read More

A Year in the Industry

June 7, 2017 Published by

Having studied Computing and Information Technology at Queens University Belfast for 2 years, I was fortunate to gain a placement year at First Derivatives in June 2016 as a Software... Read More

Explorer’s Blog: Toronto

May 17, 2017 Published by

“This is not a holiday”. It was the mantra I uttered to myself as I boarded the plane. After four months of establishing myself in marketing and business development, I... Read More

North America – January Blog

January 19, 2017 Published by

Friends and colleagues gave ample warning on the depressive forces of the harsh Canadian winter. Travel chaos, frostbite, and housebound weekends were thrown about casually in conversation. Being Irish, I... Read More