CAO Offers

Tomorrow thousands of CAO applicants will receive offers for places in the colleges and universities across the country. The process is fairly straightforward but here are a few pointers to help you on your way.

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Funding Your College Education

July can provide a long suspense for many students who eagerly await Leaving Cert results. However there are a few things you can do this month to occupy your mind and prepare for college. One of which is looking into how you are going to fund your college education.

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CAO Application – Changed Your Mind??

If you have made a CAO application and you want to reconsider your choices then there Is good news in store! The CAO offer a wonderful service for all you undecided students that allows you to Change Your Mind and make as many changes to your application as you want. So what is this wonderful […]

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Student of Now Careers Summit

I was delighted to be part of the brand new Career’s Summit ‘Student of Now’ that took place today in the bright and modern Tara Building in Dublin City Centre. It was an intimate gathering allowing 20 students and several Guidance Counsellors time to chat with the careers mentors in a casual and informal setting. 

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Nursing Opportunities in Ireland and UK

Well done to Dunboyne College of Further Education on hosting a really informative session on nursing opportunities. The college treated local guidance counsellors to a delicious lunch and an opportunity to both learn about nursing prospects in Ireland and the UK, and to network with fellow guidance counsellors. It was a very valuable and engaging […]

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Cracking the College Code – Catherine O’Connor

‘A practical guide to making the most of the first year college experience.’ Written by a college lecturer this book fills a gap in the market. I don’t know of another really practical book that gives a student (and parent) the information they need to know to make the transition from Second to Third Level […]

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Cathal Brugha Street DIT – Celebrating 75 Years

Delighted to attend the Guidance Counsellor’s Information Day at DIT Cathal Brugha Street yesterday. It was my first time in this pretty awesome building. There were many members of staff and students welcoming the Guidance Counsellors.  They made themselves available for questions and were only too happy to promote their courses. Overall the reception was […]

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How to ACE a College Interview

  Around Spring time many students are called for interview for PLC colleges or for UCAS courses. The interview is an important part of the filtering process whereby the colleges select the most appropriate candidates for the course. In order to perform well at interview and make a good impression it is important to put […]

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Start Your Career Journey Here – Brian Mooney

‘Start your Career Journey Here’ is a comprehensive manual for every Leaving Cert student. Written by a Guidance Counsellor with over 30 years’ experience in the field, Brian Mooney provides all the necessary information a Leaving Cert student requires to navigate their way from Post Primary education to embarking on a Career Journey. This is […]

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