Ratoath College

Ratoath College

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Claire Nolan


Claire Nolan



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3rd Level Course:

Business Studes, TCD
Why did you choose this course? I choose this course because I always enjoyed business in school and there are good job prospects in that area for my future.
How long is the course?  The course is four years long. The third year is an internship with an option to do an Erasmus programme. I am considering an Erasmus programme in France as I am taking a French module as part of my course
How does the internship work? Usually there are companies who visit the university and students then apply to those companies for placements. If there is a high demand for a particular company they will look at your college results.
I believe you recently won a prestigious award – tell us about it. Yes, I have worn the ‘Entrance Exhibition Award’. The award recognises high performance achieved in school leaving certificate exam results. I received a certificate along with a book token valued at €150 and an evening reception was held in Trinity’s Dining hall to mark the occasion.
How did you feel on winning the award? I felt very proud as it is not something you get every day and it was a privilege to be invited into the Dining Hall.
Now that you have completed the Leaving Certificate, have you any advice for our current students? My advice would be not to have any regrets come the end of the exams and to give it all you’ve got. I knew that if I didn’t get my course, that I had done the best that I could have. Also it is important to mind yourself and keep up some extra-curricular activities so you have a break from your studies.
What is your fondest memory of Ratoath College It has to be winning student of the year in second year. It was a great achievement. I have also very fond memories of lunchtimes spent in the cinnire room throughout sixth year.