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Seminars 2019

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Main stage

13:00 to 13:45
Pursuing your passion
Presented by: Panel Discussion - Ailbhe Keane, Founder of Izzy Wheels & Entrepreneur, Niamh Cullen, Fitness & Fashion Blogger

Come along to this panel discussion and find out how our diverse panel achieved their success, the challenges they faced along the way and what you need to become successful at your passion. 

Ailbhe Keane, Founder of Izzy Wheels & Entrepreneur, Niamh Cullen, Fitness & Fashion Blogger

Ailbhe Keane

Their mission statement is 'If you can't stand up, stand out!'.

Izzy Wheels are a brand of stylish wheel covers for wheelchairs created by Irish sisters Ailbhe and Izzy Keane.

It all began as a final year art college project for Ailbhe in 2016 and has since exploded into a global brand. They have collaborated with 50 world famous artists and fashion designers for their wheel cover collections. They have been top story in some of the worlds top publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, TechCrunch, Business Insider, The Late Late Show and BBC Amazing Humans. Following viral online success online and 10 national awards Izzy Wheels are now selling in 35 countries.  Both sisters were both named on this years prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe.

Niamh Cullen

Niamh Cullen, is a Dublin based blogger and also brand manager in Brown Thomas. With over 100k followers on instagram, Niamh blogs about fitness, fashion, hairstyles and beauty. She strives to be the best version of herself and to be as successful as she can doing what she loves.

14:00 to 14:35
Create your future: expert advice on navigating your future career path
Presented by: Panel Discussion - speakers to be announced

14:35 to 15:10
Managing your mental health - the transition from study to work
Presented by: Jigsaw proud partners of Lidl Ireland

Join Jigsaw, proud sponsors of Lidl Ireland for this panel discussion where we will discuss how to;

  • Manage the change from school to third level education
  • Manage change moving from university to the workplace
  • Where to source support at work & in college
  • Discover the benefits of work to your mental health


15:30 to 16:15
What does success look like?
Presented by: Panel Discussion brought to you in partnership with PwC

Panel to be announced soon!

James Kavanagh

James Kavanagh is an Irish social media personality, entrepreneur and television presenter. He rose to prominence on Snapchat in 2015 doing vlogs and parodies. He has since gained a large following online, amassing over 200k followers across Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook. He is admired by his fans for his over-the-top reactions, observational humour and aesthetic choices. In 2016, James and his partner William Murray started the food company Currabinny. The Currabinny Cookbook, published by Penguin in 2018, won ‘Cookbook of the Year’ at the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Kavanagh has worked with many companies as a social influencer, including PwC, Opel, Irish League of Credit Unions, Durex, Huawei and Coca-Cola as well as with various charities, including UNICEF. In 2018, he began his television career as the co-host of Ireland's Got Talent's sister show Ireland's Got Mór Talent on Virgin Media Television. 

Seminar Room

14:30 to 15:00
Assessment Centres - what to expect and how to prepare
Presented by: Sarah O'Neil & Nicola Paolucci

About to graduate? Unsure of what happens next? Meet the assessment experts that the best global firms rely on to select their top talent. Come along to find the key to Assessment Centre success!

Sarah O'Neil & Nicola Paolucci, Occupational Psychology Consultants, Cut-e

Sarah O’Neil

Sarah O’Neil is an Occupational Psychology Consultant with cut-e, an Aon company. In this role, she has worked on various Graduate level projects for both Irish and International companies and has gained extensive knowledge about the competencies, skills and attributes that todays graduate employers seek.

As an Occupational Psychologist, she has expertise in recommending tools for talent assessment (e.g. Psychometric Assessments, Video Interviews), designing and running Assessment Centres and is qualified in providing group-level and individualised candidate feedback. She has consulted with various organisations to run these projects across the financial, retail, telecommunications, automotive and public sectors.

Prior to joining cut-e, Sarah completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Limerick and also worked part-time. She continued on to specialise in Work and Organisational Psychology, graduating from UL’s Kemmy Business School with a Masters Degree in 2017. 

Nicola Paolucci

Nicola joined cut-e in September 2017. Since joining he has worked across a breadth of projects including designing and delivering Graduate level assessment centres and advising on specific selection processes.

Prior to joining cut-e, Nicola gained extensive experience Recruitment and Selection as a Social Media Recruiter at Revlon. In this role, he mastered the attraction of talents through head hunting and employer branding, as well as selection of top talents (Psychometric assessments, Assessment Centres, Competency-based interviews).

He has worked extensively with clients in technical, sales and retail. He also has extensive experience validating and evaluating talent assessment data and applies his statistical and analytical skills to produce creative and insightful analyses and user-friendly reports.

15:00 to 15:30
Teaching in the UK
Presented by: Panel Discussion - UK Course providers

Find out about the variety of opportunities to complete teacher training in the UK. This panel of speakers will go through how to apply to the various courses and will answer any questions you have! 

CV Seminars

13:40 to 14:00
What makes a good CV
Presented by: Angela Collins, WIT, Head of Careers

CV writing. How can you make sure that yours makes an impact? Come along to this session and you will get some good hints and tips.

Angela Collins

Angela Collins, WIT, Head of Careers

Angela Collins is the Head of Careers and Careers Advisor at Waterford Institute of Technology. She is enthusiastic about working with undergraduate and graduate students to help discover their passions and assist them in developing their career, academic and personal goals. She enjoys interacting with students of many backgrounds and perspectives. Angela is an active member of AHECS and has served on a number of committees and working groups over the years.

14:00 to 14:20
How to prepare yourself -graduate recruitment process for multinationals
Presented by: Carolina Custoias, Career consultant- Tana Storani

This session will cover;

  • Information on what to expect from a graduate recruitment process for multinationals
  • How to prepare for some of the stages of the process and being upfront on possible challenges
  • Essential skills and the approach to take for a successful graduate recruitment process

Carolina Custoias

Carolina Custoias, Career consultant, Tana Storani Consulting

Graduated in Psychology and Life/ Career Coach certified, with over 12 years of experience in recruitment (Brazil/ Ireland), gathering University Recruitment experience at Microsoft Ireland where she was responsible for hiring students and graduates across EMEA managing strategic sourcing and employer branding as a Talent Sourcer/ Finder. Currently working as Career Consultant and Creative Recruiter, passionate about sharing best practices and inspiring people to do their best.

14:20 to 14:40
Amplify your personal brand
Presented by: Tana Storani

Tana Storani

Tana Storani, International career coach

Tana Storani is an International career coach and dedicates her time empowering professionals to achieve their professional goals internationally.

Before becoming a career coach Tana worked as a recruiter for major multinationals such as HP, Adecco, Sigmar and LinkedIn. She was trained as a coach by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC & IFC), also has Degree in Psychology and CIPD Human Resources.

Through her experience, Tana Storani believes that all professionals can create their own opportunities in the international market, therefore she is going to talk about how to craft your CV and LinkedIn for the Irish Market focused on International Students.

15:00 to 15:20
Creating a winning CV – how to stand out from the crowd
Presented by: Marie Kielty
When a recruiter receives your CV, it needs to be well presented and it needs to catch his or her eye. It also needs to tell a story and why you are the right person for the job. There are different ways of formatting and presenting CVs in order to best present you as a candidate. Make the most of this session: Bring your CV; take notes of key points that are relevant to you; ask questions! – this is your opportunity to talk to the professionals and ask questions that will help you create the CV that will get you noticed!

Marie Kielty

Marie Kielty, ITT Dublin, Careers Officer

Marie has been employed as the Careers Officer in ITT Dublin for over 11 years providing both undergraduate and postgraduate careers advice and support to students from a broad range of disciplines. She previously worked in Portobello College as the Careers Advisor for 8 years. Marie brings a significant wealth of experience having been working directly with students in the higher education sector for all of this time. Marie studied Psychology as an undergraduate in NUI Galway, completed a postgraduate Diploma in Business in Smurfit Business School and is MCIPD qualified from DIT. Marie has also completed qualifications in Emotional Intelligence and Levels A & B Psychometric Testing.