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“You don’t have to wait your turn”

“You don’t have to wait your turn”

It feels somewhat surreal to have finally arrived in Washington D.C.  To put it bluntly I don’t think I’ll ever get used to my shirt sticking to me in the humid heat, I’m extremely jetlagged (I write this blog at 06.00, when my alarm shouldn’t have gone off until 08.30), I am now firmly settled … Continue reading

Dealing with Difference

Philip O’Callaghan reflects on his journey to Belfast and WIP Orientation The weeks seemed to pass by so quickly and the weekend in Belfast was upon us. After all the logistics has been organised a two car convoy left DCU for Belfast. The chat continued fiercely as we left Dublin, the small talk was well … Continue reading

The Experience Has Started

Philip O’Callaghan on being invited to join the Class of 2012 So the interview was completed, I could do no more. As I walked back to the DART I began to question my performance, had I done my best, was I given the opportunity to express who I really was. The exact details of the … Continue reading

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

As we travelled to Belfast as three new WIP classmates, making idle small talk, I don’t think any of us knew what to expect for our orientation but we were certainly aware of how little we knew about the place where we were going.

Pre-departure Blog – Jessica Caldwell WIP 2012

Pre-departure Blog – Jessica Caldwell WIP 2012

Being called up to the plate to be in the class of 2012 was not a call I was expecting. Despite applying and getting an interview I couldn’t see myself getting a spot as I felt I wasn’t the ‘type’. The type that is invaluable to their community, the type that writes academic papers for … Continue reading