|Why did you choose this course?
|I really enjoyed Business and Accounting as subjects in school and I wanted to learn more about them. This course really helped me gain the skills necessary to work in a business environment and I learned so much about working with others through group projects in this course.
|How long is/was the course?
This course is 3-4 years depending on whether you do an internship in your 3rd year or not. I did an internship in LinkedIn for my 3rd year so altogether the course was 4 years for me but you have the option not to do this if you want to do 3 years.
|Current role / employment:
I am currently working as an Account Strategist in Google, Dublin.
|Best career achievement to date:
My biggest achievement is getting my dream job. I have always wanted to work in Google, ever since I was in school and it was a huge achievement for me to be able to get this job. I have gotten to travel, meet so many new people and bring so many of my ideas to life.
|Have you any advice for our current students?
My advice would be to step back and appreciate that you won’t have everything worked out. I didn’t fully know what I wanted to do when I was doing my Leaving Cert and it is scary but this is completely normal! You don’t need to have everything set in stone but you do need to have a rough idea. Take the time to understand what you enjoy doing in school, is it Business? Science? – do you prefer working with people or working alone? These small things will make a huge difference in deciding what path you choose to go down.
|Best memory of Ratoath College:
|Contrary to most opinions, I actually loved my time in school so I have so many fond memories. Although, if I had to pick just one, my best memory of Ratoath College would be that time around the musicals and fashion shows because of how much of a buzz there would always be amongst staff and students leading up to those events.
3rd Level Course:
Business Studies, DCU