A Nursing Career

Breda Murphy – Clinical Nurse Manager It’s a tough profession at times but I do get a great sense of achievement when I make  a person’s life a bit easier. 

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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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Motivational Career Counselling and Coaching: Cognitive and Behavourial Approaches – Steve Sheward and Rhena Branch

  Sheward and Branch have produced a very comprehensive guide for Career Counsellors. Chapter one introduces the reader to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and how it can be used to enhance career counselling sessions. There are many CBT exercises that the authors explain step-by-step to careers advisors to assist them in coaching their clients. I […]

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Tips for Language Oral Exams

With the Irish Oral and Language Oral exams only around the corner, now is the time to really immerse yourself in your language and start to speak, think and even dream in it. The only problem is that once one oral is over you need to start immersing yourself in the other language! How confusing […]

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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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A Career in Finance and Insurance

David Hennessy – Senior Insurance Supervisor     The role involves assessing the key risks facing an Insurance Company, interviewing key stakeholders, financial analysis and drafting key reports and memos.

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