Successful careers night at St Michael’s Grammar School

L to R:  Orla McKavanagh, Ciara Hogan, Kieran Hanratty (Interviewer) Sarah Shine, Peter Reid
L to R: Orla McKavanagh, Ciara Hogan, Kieran Hanratty (Interviewer) Sarah Shine, Peter Reid
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St Michael’s Grammar School Careers Department recently held two very successful ‘Mock Interview’ nights for the Upper Sixth Students.

Thirty Five professionals came into the school during two evenings, helping the students to develop their skills.

L to R:  Tiarnan Farquhar, Tom Higgins, Danielle Marshall (Interviewer) Jamie McAtavey, Lucy Comac

L to R: Tiarnan Farquhar, Tom Higgins, Danielle Marshall (Interviewer) Jamie McAtavey, Lucy Comac

Professionals gave positive, well informed advice and interviewed them on a one to one basis.

“The 140 students found the experience invaluable and it really helped them to focus on their aspirations,” according to a school spokesperson.

“After group feedback at the end of the night the students were definitely more focussed on attaining success in their forthcoming A Level exams in order to ensure that they get their desired course at university or in further education.

“As a school we acknowledge the people who have helped at Careers events over the years, many of whom are past pupils.

L to R:  Gareth McGeown, Alan Hamilton (interviewer) Sabrina Hagan, Eoin McGarrell, Luke McKerr, Daniel Donnelly

L to R: Gareth McGeown, Alan Hamilton (interviewer) Sabrina Hagan, Eoin McGarrell, Luke McKerr, Daniel Donnelly

“We appreciate their loyalty, sincerity and willingness to take students on work experience.

“Thankfully the feedback from employers who cater for these students needs is always very positive on the pupils’ manners, willingness to engage and ability to communicate effectively.

“We look forward to more past pupils getting involved in these ventures as their expertise and professional assistance are
invaluable.

Martin Dummigan – Engineering; Dermot McCluskey – Computing; Peter Kennedy – Computing; Dr Canice McGivern – Physics; Sean McMorrown – Teaching; Jane O’Loan – Teaching; Fearghal McMullan – Music; Donal McCarthy – Product Design; Jenny Mulholland – Business; Michael Mulholland – Business; Rob Plaistowe – Pilot;

L to R:  Clare Breen, Oisin Dorton, Brenna King,  Briege Loughran, Zoe Dunphy, Una Toland (Interviewer) Nicole Stringer

L to R: Clare Breen, Oisin Dorton, Brenna King, Briege Loughran, Zoe Dunphy, Una Toland (Interviewer) Nicole Stringer

Christopher McGlone – Dietetics/Radiography; Cieran Marshall – Law; Brendan Courtney – Sport; Liam Mackle – History/Politics; Kevin McCluskey – English/Performing Arts; Eddie Rafferty – Art; Chris Fox – Engineering; Brendan McConaghy – Physiotherapy; Alan Hamilton – Business; Danielle Marshall – Business; Dr Pauline Lappin – Medicine; Gareth McGibbon – Social Work; Paul Hughes – Accountancy; Neil McConville – Actuary; Aidan Kelly – Paramedic;

Cahir McAuley – Veterinary Science; Joan Ward – Psychology; Marcus Malley – Marine Science; Aoife Carlin – Nursing; Patricia McStay – Midwifery; Una Toland – Nursing; Kieran Hanratty – Teaching; Kyle McCormick – Teaching