Career Path Expo Schedule

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Career Path Expo Schedule

Career Path Expo kicks off this week running 10-11 March. This 2-day online event is host to a diverse range of universities and colleges from Ireland and the UK. You can visit exhibitor booths, chat with their team, learn more about courses they offer and download brochures to review.  Furthermore,  the virtual fair will feature two full days of webinars and live Q&A sessions with career experts, admissions teams and lecturers.

You can find the full schedule for both days below.

Don’t forget to register to get FREE ACCESS to all webinars and exhibitors booths!

Career Path Expo Schedule

 SCHEDULE
  • Wed 10th March
  • 3pm-3:30pm
  • Study and Careers in Science
Dr. Gavin Collins
Vice Dean (Student Recruitment), College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway
Dr Gavin Collins is a microbiologist and environmental biotechnologist at NUI Galway, where he explores the microbial world for useful species In his talk, Gavin will identify the five, core skills of a scientist and explore why those skills are the key to your career in a huge diversity of areas.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 3:30pm-4pm
  • I Don’t Know What I Want to Study in College
Keith Coburn
Qualified and Registered Guidance Counsellor
Keith Coburn is a qualified and registered Guidance Counsellor with the I.G.C. (Institute of Guidance Counsellors). He has worked since 2008 helping individuals to achieve their goals, both employment and training/education wise. Keith holds a Masters in Guidance Counselling through D.C.U.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 4pm-4:30pm
  • Logistics Associate Apprenticeship – Education, Work Experience and Qualifications
Anna Gorecka
Logistics Apprenticeship Project Manager
Anna is a logistics professional with 10 years of operational and managerial experience in transport and distribution operations, fleet management, motor transport compliance auditing, road transport and drivers’ hours compliance, temperature control systems management, and drivers training.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 4:30pm-5pm
  • What Makes LYIT Different
Fiona Kelly
LYIT Schools Engagement Officer
Fiona Kelly, LYIT Schools Engagement Officer, has over 14 years Higher Education experience. As Schools Engagement Officer at LYIT, Fiona provides an in-depth insight into life and study options available at LYIT.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 5pm-5:30pm
  • Pathways to Teaching
Brian Fahy
Qualified Primary School Teacher
Brian is a qualified primary school teacher since 2011. He has worked as a teacher in Limerick for a number of years and is now currently with The Teaching Council. His role includes promoting pathways to teaching, and supporting people in taking that first step to pursuing a career in teaching.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 5:30pm-6pm
  • How to Transform your Anxiety into your Advantage
Ray Langan
Motivational Speaker & Online Educator
Rayse The Game is the leading motivational study skills programme in Irish Secondary Schools. With over 35,000 students having attended his live events in over 150 schools, Ray Langan is a firm favourite school motivational speaker, teen expert and therapist. If you are struggling with school, study and anxiety, Ray will help you RAYSEYOURGAME.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 6pm-6:30pm
  • Creative Careers – Employability and the Arts
Dominic Grego
UK/EU Recruitment Manager at Goldsmiths, University of London
Dom has been working in the education sector for 10 years, specifically supporting students through the application and enrolment process for 8 of those. He’s worked at Goldsmiths for 4 and currently, his focus is South East Asia and Russia however, Dom has 5 years of specialist experience in the EU having previously lived in both France and Spain.
  • Wed, 10th March.
  • 6:30pm-7pm
  • Choosing Your Career Path
Helen Dillon
Life and Executive Coach
Helen Dillon is a qualified Life and Executive Coach. Having originally qualified with a degree in engineering. She also completed a degree in Business through the Centre for Distance Learning from UCD.  With her qualifications she has worked in several multinational companies including Intel and Hewlett Packard.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 7pm-7:30pm 
  • PLC Courses: Furthering Your Education
Orla Maguire
Cavan Institute Guidance Counsellor
Orla Maguire has been a Guidance counsellor at Cavan Institute since 2015. She gained a BA in Public Administration from UL, where she developed an interest in human resources. Starting her career in recruitment, her focus then moved to career guidance as she took up a role as Student Support Advisor in DIT.
  • Wed, 10th March
  • 7:30pm-8pm
  • Making the Most of Your College Years
Thomas McCormack
Career & Life Coach
Coming from a successful career in marketing and promotion in his early and mid twenties, Thomas left an illusion of “success”, safety and security for a career that complimented who he was and took the unconventional path to create a business that aligned with his personal and professional definition of “success”.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 3pm-3:30pm
  • Unique Courses at Kerry College 
John Herlihy
Admissions Officer at Kerry College
John Herlihy is Admissions Officer at Kerry College, Ireland’s first integrated college of further education and training. John worked with Radio Kerry for 20 years – first as a radio producer, voiceover and presenter and later as Manager of Radio Kerry Training before joining Kerry College in 2018.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 3:30pm-4pm
  • Applying to CAO
Eileen Keleghan
Communications Officer for the CAO
Eileen Keleghan is the Communications Officer for the Central Applications Office (CAO). The role of CAO is to process applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Eileen will be delivering a presentation on the CAO application process.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 4pm-4:30pm 
  • Courses To Get You Ready To Take On An Ever Changing World
Blánaid White
Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation in DCU
Dr. Blánaid White has recently been appointed as Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation in DCU, where she is leading the implementation of a €19.9 million initiative funded through the Government’s Human Capital Initiative, to radically reimagine the university curriculum and reconceptualise university teaching.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 4:30pm-5pm
  • Studying a Health or Social Care Course in England
Emma Hickman
Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer
This talk will look at why you might like to study a health or social care course in England, and will explore the types of courses that are available.  We’ll discuss how to make an excellent application, the funding measures available and what to expect of studying including the student experience.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 5pm-5:30pm
  • From the Classroom to the Lecture Hall: How to Adapt to University Life
Aisling Healy
Career & Life Coach
Aisling has worked for many years in Recruitment & Human Resources. She graduated from University with an Honours Bachelors Degree specialising in Human Resources and became a member of the CIPD. She rapidly worked her way up to HR Business Partner gaining experience in all aspects of the employee life cycle.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 5:30pm-6pm
  • Future Paths: Options Beyond the CAO
Leanne Donovan
Founder of The Irish Graduate
Leanne Donovan is a recent DCU Business Studies graduate and founder of The Irish Graduate. She is currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Management for Sustainable Development and will commence the EirGrid graduate programme in September 2021. Graduating as part of the Class of 2020 led to Leanne launching The Irish Graduate community to support her peers as they adapt to life post-college during a pandemic.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 6pm-6:30pm
  • Become a Tech Apprentice: The Fast Track to IT
Helen Johnston
Tech Apprenticeship Recruitment
Helen Johnston works for FIT (Fast track into Information Technology) a non-profit organisation that’s mission is to create an inclusive Smart Economy by creating routes to marketable technical skills for job seekers and career changers wishing to pursue quality professions in Ireland’s thriving digital economy.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 6:30pm-7pm 
  • BIMM Institute Dublin – Europe’s Leading Provider of Music Education 
Karl Breen
BIMM Tutor & Guitarist
Karl Breen has been an in-demand session guitarist for the past 20 years, and in that time has recorded, gigged and toured with many acclaimed international artists, including Clannad, Gavin Friday, Brian Kennedy, Lesley Garrett, Riccardo Cocciante, Camille O’Sullivan, and Briana Corrigan (The Beautiful South), among others.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 7pm-7:30pm
  • Making a Criminal. Nature or Nurture? A Look at the Study of Criminology & Forensic Psychology
John Deane-O’Keeffe
Criminologist, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology & Criminal Law, and Broadcaster
John is Director, Colleges of Criminology & Psychology at City Colleges, Dublin where he is also a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law which he teaches on the FE1 Examinations and the Entrance Examination for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He was formerly Director of Communications of the Garda Representative Association and is currently Editor of the Garda Review.
  • Thurs, 11th March
  • 7:30pm-8pm
  • PLC:  Pre-university and Pre-employment Paths to Higher Education and the World of Work
Orla Ni Bhriain
Guidance Counsellor & Assistant Principal 
The purpose of this webinar is to give prospective students, parents and guidance counsellors an insight of what BCFE has to offer in terms of courses from Level 4 through to Level 8 on the national framework. Orla will give an outline of the progression routes both within BCFE and also in the HEIs. She will provide information on the application and interview processes,  entry requirements, and give an overall flavour of life in BCFE.

 

EXHIBITORS

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, BIMM Dublin, Cavan Institute of Further Education, City Colleges, Dublin City University, FIT Goldsmiths, University of London Kerry College of Further Education, Kinsale College of Further Education, Law Society of Ireland, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Logistics Associate Apprenticeship, Monaghan Institute, National College of Ireland, National Flight Centre Flight School, NUI Galway, Oxford Brookes University, Pearse College, Scotland’s Rural College, The Society of the Irish Motor Industry, St. Mary’s University, St. Nicholas Montessori College, The Teaching Council, TUI Ireland, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Limerick, University of Sunderland

List of Exhibitors at Career Path Expo


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