Top business women point the way for future careers
By Maurice Garvey
LEADING women in business and third-level education headlined a College Awareness Week in St Dominic’s, Ballyfermot.
Staff from Allianz, Deloitte, Microsoft and Vodafone, Intel, and a host of third-level institutions, shared their career journeys with students during the week.
St Dominic’s ‘Business in the Community’ partner Allianz launched the event on Monday – which gave students multiple opportunities to reflect on the influence of education and opportunities during Aspire, Achieve and Excel week.
Leading women business figures presented students with invaluable insight into the areas of law, finance, business, medicine, IT, and actuary.
There was also an emphasis on the importance of lifelong learning, languages and opportunities available in the respective companies present during the week.
Former students returned to the school to share their experiences with students, whilst there was also a number of motivational speakers and college workshops.
The first- and second-year classes took part in college access classes with their Guidance Counsellor, Ms Cheryl Keeler.
Speakers from Trinity College, UCD, DCU, IT Tallaght, BCFE, and St Patrick’s College Maynooth, addressed students at the school’s Careers Expo on Wednesday.
St Dominic’s Principal Mary Daly said: “One of our major highlights was the visit from the President of IT Tallaght who shared information on the wide range of courses available in their college.
“It was great to have so many influential and successful business women share their career paths with our students.”
Today (Thursday, November 26), there will be speakers from Grant Thornton, Microsoft MD Cathríona Hallaghan, Vodafone, and Emma Whelan – Biomedical Science in UCD.
On Friday, there will be speakers from Maynooth College (Amy Byrne – Languages), IT Blanchardstown, and skills and resilience training.