Careers Noticeboard 2011-12
The following post has arrived recently and
is in the box in my office or in the Careers Library already in the files.
Details available on College websites and on www.qualifax.ie.
VISITING SPEAKERS- here in school-
Nov. 11th – Tralee I.T. Open Day
Nov. 11th - Carlow I.T. Open Day
Nov. 12th – UCD Open Day
Nov. 18th/19th – C.I.T. Open Day
Nov. 18th – Crawford College of Art & Design Open Day
Nov. 18th - D.C.U. Open Day
Nov. 19th – C.I.T. College of Music Open Day
Nov. 19th – Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Open Day ( Primary Teaching )
Nov. 19th – Froebel College Open Day ( Primary Teaching )
Nov. 19th – St. Pat’s, Drumcondra ( Primary Teaching )
Nov. 24th – St. Angela’s, Sligo (Home Ec. Teaching)
Nov. 25th – Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design Open Day
Nov. 12th – Future Store Careers Day, Quality Hotel, Clonakilty
Alert Lists for all Colleges on www.cao.ie
ACCESS PROGRAMMES: -
Quite a number of colleges have a programme of assistance in place, to help those who would find it financially difficult to go on to 3rd Level study. Information is now coming through from the colleges about their individual access programmes. Some colleges, as well as offering financial assistance, offer places on reduced points. The information is now filed in the Careers Library in the file for each 3rd Level Institution. You can also get the information on the College Websites. Check with me if you cannot find the information
*Carlow College Open Day 17th Nov. B.Arts Humanities English & Religion, English & History, Social Care, Citizenship & Community Studies. Very interesting courses in Psychology, World Religions, Conflict & Peace Studies, etc. www.carlowcollege.ie
*Senior College Dun Laoghaire PLC College, Information Technology, Business (Health & Safety, Auctioneering, Retail Pharmacy, Fire & Ambulance, Digital Marketing) Beauty (incl. Theatrical Make Up), Design (Interior, Landscape, Garden) www.scd.ie
*Carlow Institute of Technology Open Day Fri. 11th Nov. interesting courses such as Aircraft Systems, TV & media production, Sports & Exercise in Rugby/Soccer/GAA, Computer Games Development, Bioscience, Bioforensics, Biopharmaceuticals, Physiology Health Sport & Rehabilitation.
*UCD Agriculture & Food Science www.ucd.ie/myucd/ag Open Day Nov 12th, Horticulture Landscape & Sportsturf Management, Forestry, Human Nutrition, Food Science, Dairy Business, Animal Science-Equine, Agricultural Science. Transition Year Programme 8/9th March 2012. 5th Year Summer School June 2012.
*UCC Mathematical Sciences Open Afternoon Wed 30th Nov. 3-5pm. Places for only 4 to 5 students per school(See Mr. Keating a.s.a.p. Closing Date 14.11.11)
*Mater Dei Institute of Education Open Day Sat 19th Nov. Teacher Education B.Rel.Ed.– Education Religion & English(405), Education Religion & History(395), Education Religion & Music(#370) (Higher Diploma In Teacher Education included). Also B.Arts Irish Studies & Religious Studies(320)
*NUI Maynooth Open Days 25/26th Nov. www.gomaynooth.ie
*St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Open Day 19th Nov. (DCU).B.Education (Primary Teaching), B.Arts Humanities(Bioscience, English, French, Gaeilge, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Religion)
*Dublin City University Open Days 18/19 Nov.
*Cork Institute of Technology Open Days 18/19th Nov. www.cit.ie/openday
*University of Limerick Dept. Nursing & Midwifery Open Day 14th January www.nm.ul.ie to book your place. Guided tours of the Health Sciences Building & Clinical Skills Laboratories.
CAO see new information on Notice Board. CAO opens for applications on Nov. 3rd at discounted fee of €30. See info on Bonus Points for Higher Maths.
STEPS are here to help Log onto STEPS.ie and win an IPad! STEPS has just launched a new dynamic website. The website is your one-stop-shop for all things related to engineering profession.To celebrates the launch of the new website STEPS are running a competition for post primary school students. [Soft Break]This competition is open from 14th September - 24th October 2011.
Students simple need to log on and answer the three simple questions. Each student will nominate their Guidance Counsellors, Science or Maths Teacher.
The winner, who will be drawn on Wednesday 26th October, will not only receive an Apple IPad for themselves but the nominated teacher will also receive one!
CAO Courses-The STEPS website has a list of all the engineering courses in Ireland. Courses can be filtered by region, third level institution, engineering discipline or the previous years’ CAO points.
For full details view http://steps.ie/Students/Engineering-Courses.aspx
Career Videos-Want to give your students an insight into a variety of what it’s like to work as an engineer in the following industries
1.Wavebob – Renewable Energies/Systems & Mechatronic Engineerin
2.Boston Scientific – Biomedical
3.Havok – computer gaming/physics
4.The Defence Forces – Civil & Environmental Engineering.
STEPS are creating a library with the above videos for you to show your students. More videos will be added shortly!
Maths Resources -The STEPS website, steps.ie, has a host of maths material to support teachers and engage students. Free maths tutorials are on offer to students at our Ballsbridge location every weekend, and for students not in the local area, online tutorials are available on our website.
*Crawford College of Art & Design-Portfolio Folder Portfolio Preparation Saturday Course, 15 weeks, begins 15th October, 10-1pm, €480
*National Maritime College of Ireland Open Day -10-3pm, representatives from international shipping companies, maritime organisations from around the world. Tours of facilities, ship simulators, sea survival centre, engineering workshops. B.Sc. Nautical Science (345/315), B.Eng. Marine & Plant Engineering(340/320), B. Eng. Marine Electrotechnology (280).
*HEAR/DARE Access Route to Education New Booklets available in Careers Library. See Mr. O’Sullivan for DARE booklets (Disability Access Route to Education)
* UCC Advice Clinics UCC Tues, Oct. 18th 6-8pm. Info for students applying to UCC, to advise on Assisted Learning services.
*Limerick – Open Days in UL, LIT, Mary Immaculate College, Shannon College of Hotel Management Friday 14th Oct. UL on Sat. 15th Oct as well.
*University of Limerick – new courses:- B.Arts in International Business and B.Eng in Design & Manufacture
*Tralee I.T. – Open Day Friday 11th November. Sports Scholarships www.ittralee.ie/scholarships, closing date Fri. 2nd March 2012.
*National College of Ireland –Open Day 30th Nov. 2012
*Tourism/Hotel/Catering – www.picktourism.ie, see short videos. See Pick Tourism Magazine in files. See details about new National Traineeship in Professional Cookery Programme – a two year day release programme.
*Medical Career – Career Services HPAT preparation courses, Cork 1st Nov. Text 0867246679 for brochure. €180. HPAT exam on Sat. 25th Feb. 2012.