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Hello, Philadelphia!

January 15, 2018 Published by Mark Seaver

They say if you really want to get to know the ins and outs of a country-you have to work and live there. Ever since my first trip over to... Read More

Hello, Zurich

December 18, 2017 Published by Maeve Carey

My experience on the Explorers Programme has been a rollercoaster of excitement, nerves and one major learning curve since day one. Well, day three to be exact, when all fifteen... Read More

Hello, Boston

December 18, 2017 Published by Nuria Jimenez

As soon as I start speaking and people spot I am not local, an avalanche of questions comes to me, and that happened since the very first day I started... Read More

Hello, Hong Kong

December 15, 2017 Published by Andrew Murphy

Life as a FD Explorer began for me less that 24 hours after my graduation ceremony. Armed with my degree in Commerce International from UCD, I made the unfamiliar journey... Read More

FD Financial Engineer – In Dublin’s Fair City

December 15, 2017 Published by Thomas Sturgeon

While most people have a stock answer to produce on demand when asked, “What do you do with yourself?”, a First Derivatives Options Programme employee simply cannot claim to be... Read More

Hello, Taiwan

December 11, 2017 Published by Fionn Finegan

你好,台灣 I don’t know if you have ever seen a thunderstorm from above the clouds, if you haven’t been so lucky I can tell you, it was an incredible experience.... Read More

The life of an FD graduate!

December 6, 2017 Published by Michael Moriarty

Within the space of a week, I went from sitting at my desk in Newry to sitting in the passenger seat of a taxi going from Charles de Gaulle airport... Read More

Bonjour, Paris!

December 6, 2017 Published by Sean Lang

I’ve always had a passion for the French language and the French culture so I couldn’t believe my luck when FD first told me I’d be moving to Paris. It’s... Read More

Hola, Barcelona!

December 4, 2017 Published by Clara Iscar

It’s been almost three months since I first set foot in Newry, just a few weeks after finishing my law degree at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, in Madrid, I was... Read More

The City That Never Sleeps

November 30, 2017 Published by Sean Kuchta

Upon graduating from my university, I thought life and work were meant to be substantially more uneventful and predictable. Sure, there would be some good times ahead, but with prior... Read More