Port­marnock stu­dents con­sider the fu­ture at their first ca­reers fair

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE first Port­marnock Com­mu­nity School Ca­reers Fair took place re­cently and was de­clared a ‘huge suc­cess’.

Over 60 Uni­ver­si­ties, Col­leges,cour­ses and Ca­reers Rep­re­sen­ta­tives gave their time to have mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tions with the Tran­si­tion Year and Sixth Year stu­dents and their par­ents.

Thanks to the school’s Guid­ance Depart­ment, Par­ents As­so­ci­a­tion , teach­ers and vol­un­teers many more of the stu­dents have, taken a sig­nif­i­cant step in their de­ci­sion mak­ing around their fu­tures.

ONE stu­dent, Ari­anna Manassero, de­scribed her ex­pe­ri­ence at the fair: ‘The at­mos­phere is manic un­til we reach the hall, hold­ing many col­lege stands sim­i­lar to those I once ogled at the Higher Op­tions fair, two months prior.

‘My eyes dart, searching for the bright­est stand, The IADT ta­ble on the far side of the hall, the neigh­bour­ing stand be­ing Co­laiste Dhu­laigh, across from the most en­ter­tain­ing of them, the Guards and their beer gog­gles. Along with Maynooth Univer­sity, UCD, DCU, Trin­ity, DBS, the Ir­ish Army and more to com­plete the plaza sur­round­ing the as­sem­bly hall.

‘My­self and my friends found our­selves chat­ting to the fash­ion de­signer turned in­te­rior de­signer, Siob­han with 25 plus years of ex­pe­ri­ence in ed­u­ca­tion and busi­ness own­er­ship.

‘We found her to be use­ful and equally en­ter­tain­ing. She ad­vised us on why we shouldn’t set­tle with any­thing less than what we love, this be­ing why she had been ca­reer hop­ping since the nineties. Her in­spi­ra­tional quotes guided us back to the as­sem­bly area to pur­sue in­for­ma­tion on our pas­sions.

‘Ev­ery­one we spoke to was very help­ful and well versed on each of their higher ed­u­ca­tion ves­sels.

‘At 4pm we left like a flock of sheep hoard­ing pens and prospec­tuses, the first and very suc­cess­ful Ca­reers Fair in Port­marnock Com­mu­nity School.’

Well done to all in­volved in the event and good luck to the stu­dents de­cid­ing their fu­ture.

David Bar­ron, Grace Mc­k­eever, Emma Chalk­ley and Rachel O’ Hanlon at the Ca­reers Fair in Port­marnock Com­mu­nity School.

Damien Darcy, Cather­ine Fitz­patrick and Niall Frank at the Ca­reers Fair in Port­marnock Com­mu­nity School.

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