In October of Third year I was accepted to do work place in Ericsson (based in Athlone) for three months during the Summer.
I was super happy about this, one other person in the course got this placement, along with two electronic engineers in the college.
First train of many to Athlone.
My first time in Athlone, up on the Castle below.
At this moment in time I have only one day left at Ericsson.
I was involved with multiple teams and exposed to a multitude of technologies.
It was great to get an insight into how a large multinational operates.
I’ll be posting more about my experience soon.
I went on some cycles around the East side of Lough Ree.
Healthy snack after a healthy cycle.
We had a cat break into the house.
I found out Ericsson work parties are amazingly delicious.
My desk at work adorned by a prize I won at the above work party.
The bridge I cross on my way to the supermarket.
Galway weekend visit with the CEO of Blue Dart Media.
Leitrim boat trip on Lough Gill to the Lake Isle of Inishfree, made famous by W. B. Yeats.
And of course a weekend in Athlone with my house-mate Mark #1 Lydon.
It was a great summer, I had to move to Athlone where Ericsson is based.
I had a Spar and a Lidle near by for groceries, I could nearly see Ericsson from my house and their was a gym right around the corner.
Everything one could need.
I spent the evenings relaxing, watching movies and playing games.
I spent the weekends back home in Leitrim, with my house-mates in Athlone or in Galway having the craic.
I always like to have personal goals/projects on the side, I chose two this summer:
-Get my driving license
-Get in shape
I currently have done 18 driving lessons and feel pretty confident as a driver, my test will be sometime in October.
I have been going to classes in the gym the past 5 weeks without fail.
Some gym quotes I like:
I found Ericsson to be a brilliant place to work.
The surroundings are friendly and inviting, the people are very welcoming and are always there to help you out.