Careers Day 2020
On the 7th January 2020 we held our annual Careers Day at the Academy. It was a busy day for our 5th and 6th Year students, who heard from a wide variety of speakers from different professional backgrounds. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and find out exactly what day-to-day life is like working in each role.
Our speakers shared their own experience of finding their way into the professional world; the brief could be narrowed down to “What I wish someone had told me when I was sitting the Leaving Certificate!” Our speakers all spoke to me about how much they enjoyed coming in and how impressed they were with how engaged our students were.
We finished the day with talks from Trinity College Dublin as well as University College Dublin. The university representatives were able to present the wide variety of courses on offer and also go through the various entry requirements and process for applying.
We will have DCU – Dublin City University – in in the next few weeks. Johnny Cooper will speak to the students as to why they might consider DCU.
Speakers and talks on the day included:
LOVE NUMBERS AND CONSIDERING ACCOUNTANCY?
Speaker: Florina Florea
Job: Assistant Manager, Accountant
Company: Grant Thornton
ARE YOU ABLE TO WORK EFFICIENTLY AND ACCURATELY UNDER HIGH PRESSURE, PHARMACY MAY BE FOR YOU?
Speaker: Laura Dowling
Company: Lloyds Pharmacy
HOW TO USE YOUR SCIENTIFIC PROWESS TO SOLVE CRIMES
Speaker: Dr. John O’Shaughnessy
Job: Forensic scientist
HOW TO WIN IN THE RECRUITMENT GAME
Speaker: Chris Pelow
Job: Director, Recruitment
Company: The Recruitment Company
LEARN THE ART OF SELLING
Speaker: Adam Fallon
Job: Senior Account Executive, Sales
A COFFEE FAN AND CURIOUS ABOUT LIFE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR?
Speaker: James McCormack
Company: The Dublin Barista School
HOW TO COMBINE A LOVE OF PROPERTY WITH A CAREER IN COMMERCIAL SALES
Speaker: Emma Kennedy
Job: Sales Manager
Company: Iconic Offices
GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF LIFE AS A DOCTOR
Speaker: Emily Harold
Job: Consultant Oncologist
Hospital: The Mater
LEARN WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BROKER DEALS, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN THE WORLD OF PRIVATE EQUITY
Speaker: Laura McCoy
HOW TO SECURE A JOB IN ONE OF IRELAND’S LEADING LAW FIRMS
Speaker: Stephanie Nicholson
Job: Associate Solicitor
Company: Arthur Cox