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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

Ni Hao, Singapore

August 16, 2017 Published by Michael Donaghy

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 Kelly Martin

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 Michael Donaghy

“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

Explorer Log 2: Industry Conferences Insight

March 22, 2017 Published by Manus McGuire

Representing First Derivatives at a conference is a trusting experience. For those couple of days, you are the representative of the entire company. There are a number of simple, practical... Read More

Explorer Log 1: Industry Conferences

March 21, 2017 Published by Manus McGuire

International Exploration The Explorer programme offered by FD presents a range of exciting and challenging opportunities for you to grow professionally, but also on a personal level. One way in... Read More