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. 

To watch a short video summarising the events from the day, click the play button below:

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
Job: Pharmacist
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
Company: Salesforce

A COFFEE FAN AND CURIOUS ABOUT LIFE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR?

Speaker: James McCormack
Job: Founder/Entrepreneur
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
Job: Director
Company: Deloitte

HOW TO SECURE A JOB IN ONE OF IRELAND’S LEADING LAW FIRMS

Speaker: Stephanie Nicholson
Job: Associate Solicitor
Company: Arthur Cox