Seminar Room 1
John is a motivational and inspirational coach, trainer and facilitator. He specialises in people & team development and career management. His experience includes working with graduate and intern programmes across Ireland and abroad. Underpinning John’s work is a desire to help people to create awareness of a direction in life, and a way of living, that will allow them to shine. John worked in PwC for 12 years, holding people and business development roles with local and international responsibilities. John set up his business, Inspo, in 2016 and co-set up the Rise Wellness Programme, with Barry Lee, in 2020.
Rory Delamere, Senior Manager Advanced Systems Development, General Motors
With almost 30 years in the IT industry, Rory brings a wealth of experience of building and deploying enterprise grade software from the start up sector to global multinational software companies. Rory comes from a technical background, initially working as an architect in the fintech sector, with particular responsibility for integration software. He joined General Motors from Oracle where he had led the development of various cloud products. In his role, leading the Advanced Systems Development (ASD) team in Dublin, he drives the development of products in data analytics, internet of things, machine learning, computer vision and web frameworks. Rory holds a B .SC in Computer Application and a Masters in Business Administration from Dublin City University.
Angela Collins, Head of Careers, Waterford IT
Angela is Head of the Careers Development Centre at Waterford Institute of Technology. She has been providing, information, guidance and support for 26 years to both undergraduate and postgraduate students from a broad range of disciplines. As part of her role Angela also works closely with employers and academics. She is passionate about her work and is keen to explore new ways of engaging with students and encourage individuals to achieve their goals.
In this session, find out what you can do to ahead of, and during the interview to provide you with the best chance of landing the job. We will discuss the best tips for preparing and succeeding in both personal and virtual interviews.
With the vast majority of interview now taking place online, learn how leave a good impression from behind a screen!
Jennifer Kwan, Careers Advisor, National College of Ireland
Jennifer is a Careers Advisor for the School of Business at the National College of Ireland. Prior to joining the Careers team in NCI she worked in HR for five years in Graduate recruitment and training for Europe in ARYZTA and then in Segmatic managing the HR function hiring at Analysts at graduate and senior level. Jen will share insights into how HR and management design interview questions, how to prepare answers and some hints on what makes a graduate stand out at interview stage.
Conor Nugent, Careers & Work Placement Specialist, NCI
Conor provides a range of career supports to International, Springboard and part-time NCI, School of Computing students who are returning to work or changing career. Supports include individualised career coaching, strategic career planning, CV reviews, expert interview coaching, employer engagement events, networking opportunities, work placement, and workshops on skills development, networking and personal branding. Experienced learning and talent development specialist with a focus on career advising for students and graduates. Skilled in coaching, teaching, mentoring and delivering a training curriculum. Experience working in a multi-national organisation as a recruiter.
Angela Lambkin, Head of Information Services, Quality and Qualifications, Ireland (QQI)
Angela’s role in QQI includes providing information services to learners and the general public using a number of platforms based at QQI. Education queries are important and specific for every individual; with queries from Leaving Cert to what is required for access to a postgrad programme, and also for professional recognition.QQI has developed several information sources to help. They include Qualifax - the National Learners Database, Irish Register of Qualifications (IRQ) the ENIC-NARIC Ireland centre for academic recognition of foreign qualifications and the national EUROPASS centre for promotion of mobility within the EU. Around half a million users visit the Qualifax site annually and over 80,000 avail of advice on the NARIC site about their qualifications. Angela has over 30 years of experience in the education and training sector.
Ntsoaki Phakoe-Mckevitt, Career Coach at Dublin Business School
Ntsoaki Phakoe-Mckevitt is a Career Coach at Dublin Business School. She supports students of all nationalities and academic levels with identifying their passions, soft skills and providing them with the tools they require to achieve success while getting them to identify their personal goals. Passionate about empowerment, personal development and keen to help anyone she comes in contact with.
Adrian McCarthy, Programme Manager and Senior Recruiter, For Purpose
Programme manager and senior recruiter for the For Purpose graduate programme.
Emma Morgan, Business Analyst, Concern Worldwide
Emma has worked in the non-profit sector for 12 years. She has a background specialising in fundraising development and organisational strategy. She is business analyst for Concern Worldwide, the vice-chair and development board member for Helium Arts, board member for National Youth Orchestra Ireland; career mentor and private consultant and public speaker for strategic development in the non-profit sector. She holds an MA from University College Dublin in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, the focus of which was how charitable organisations use arts based programmes and products as part of their fundraising mix. In her spare time she is a painter and in the past has participated in community art projects and had illustrations published for a small not profit publication entitled “what not to say”.
Emily O’Brien, Marketing and Fundraising Assistant, Blossom Ireland
Since starting the For Purpose Graduate Programme, Emily has been working for Blossom Ireland. She studied Media and Marketing in Maynooth University and decided to further her skill set by completing a Masters in Digital Marketing in Carlow Institute of Technology last year.
Marie Kielty, IT Careers Officer, TU Dublin, Tallaght
Marie has been the Careers Officer in TU Dublin, Tallaght for over 15 years providing both undergraduate and postgraduate advice and support to students from a broad range of disciplines. She previously worked in a similar role for over 8 years in another college. Marie brings a significant wealth of experience having been working directly with students in the higher education sector for all of this time. As an undergraduate she studied Psychology in NUI Galway and then completed a postgraduate in Business (HR) in Smurfit Business School. Marie has also completed qualifications in Emotional Intelligence and Levels A & B Psychometric Testing and is MCIPD qualified.
Seminar Room 2
The session will focus on the following aspects of transferable skills;
- Defining transferable skills
- Importance of transferable skills in the changing job market
- Ways to learn and develop the skills
- Showcasing your transferable skills
Presented by: Karina Septore, Careers Advisor, National College of Ireland
Karina holds a degree in Human Resources Management, PgCert in Leadership and Career Development, Award in Coaching and Consulting and completing Masters in Career Guidance. Previously, she has worked in various higher education institutions, such as Coventry University (UK), Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin, as well as led some not-for-profit projects aiming to provide training and experience for international students in the UK.
As we find ourselves in the second year of the pandemic, periods of self-isolation and social distancing have become part of life. But you can use these difficult times to your benefit. Come along to this on demand session and learn from our careers advisors and coaches on how you can enrich your CV with relevant and valuable skills and experience.
Fiona Hartley, Director, Hartley People
Fiona has a Masters in Personal and Executive Coaching from UCC and is member of the British Psychological Society. She has a varied career and education including an Honours Degree in Production Management from the University of Limerick, a Diploma in Packaging Technology from the Institute of Packaging and a Train the Trainer certificate from the IITD. Fiona is also certified to administer Thomas International PPA and GIA tests and is a registered tester for a variety of psychometric and aptitude tests.
Peter Lewis, Career Coach, Technological University of Dublin
Peter is a qualified Career Coach with Technological University Dublin (City Campus) working primarily with engineering students. He has over 20 years experience working in career guidance/coaching in higher education and further education where confidence-building and instilling a sense of personal efficacy is at the core of his work with students. Peter also has a keen interest in enhancing graduate employability and supporting student transition into higher education.
Jill Barret, Career Coach, Technological Univeristy Dublin
Jill Barrett is a qualified Career Coach working with Technological University Dublin (City) and has over 20 years' experience in coaching and training. In coaching clients from a diverse range of backgrounds, from school leavers and college students to sports professionals and C-Suite executives, Jill supports her clients in thinking and acting optimally to achieve the best outcomes in life.
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