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by Eileen Shannon Contact
Topic: Other
Views: 80
When the second semester ends, many students find themselves with nothing to do. It’s during this time of year when we need to plan out the coming Summer months, so that way we’re not left sitting at home for 4 months!Here’s some suggestions from your mentors that will hopefully spark your interests and get those plans in action!“So for a student diving head first into Summer there are many options: You can always get a part time job, either at home, wherever that may be, or here in Galway. Sites like https://ie.indeed.com/ are great for helping find any opportunities. Working in Summer camps is always fun, which you can either do at home or abroad, especially if you have another language. Most camps pay a decent wage as well as supplying your food and accommodation for the summer, so you'd be sorted!” – Kate Wylie“Work doesn't always have to be paid work.  I advise first year students to look at... read more
by Christopher Mc Brearty Contact
Topic: Academic life
Views: 1
Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential when you’re looking for work. It is a brief portfolio of you; an account of your education, qualifications, interests, and previous occupations. If you’re serious about getting a job after college, you need to build an impressive CV that highlights all your greatest aspects. As important as your education is to a CV, it will only bring you so far. That is to say, a degree will get you the interview, your extra curricular activities will get you the job. Employers are not only looking for the brightest worker, but someone that they will be able to work with themselves for the foreseeable future. No one wants a boring co-worker. The little bits of volunteering you do can leave an employer with a great impression of you To really make your CV stand out from the crowd you need to add in all the volunteering you do. Not involved in much? Well its time to start.  What you do outside of your education says more about you... read more
by Christopher Mc Brearty Contact
Topic: Academic life
Views: 45
Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential when you’re looking for work. It is a brief portfolio of you; an account of your education, qualifications, interests, and previous occupations. If you’re serious about getting a job after college, you need to build an impressive CV that highlights all your greatest aspects. As important as your education is to a CV, it will only bring you so far. That is to say, a degree will get you the interview, your extra curricular activities will get you the job. Employers are not only looking for the brightest worker, but someone that they will be able to work with themselves for the foreseeable future. No one wants a boring co-worker. The little bits of volunteering you do can leave an employer with a great impression of you To really make your CV stand out from the crowd you need to add in all the volunteering you do. Not involved in much? Well its time to start.  What you do outside of your education says more about you... read more
by Christopher Mc Brearty Contact
Topic: Academic life
Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential when you’re looking for work. It is a brief portfolio of you; an account of your education, qualifications, interests, and previous occupations. If you’re serious about getting a job after college, you need to build an impressive CV that highlights all your greatest aspects. As important as your education is to a CV, it will only bring you so far. That is to say, a degree will get you the interview, your extra curricular activities will get you the job. Employers are not only looking for the brightest worker, but someone that they will be able to work with themselves for the foreseeable future. No one wants a boring co-worker. The little bits of volunteering you do can leave an employer with a great impression of you To really make your CV stand out from the crowd you need to add in all the volunteering you do. Not involved in much? Well its time to start.  What you do outside of your education says more about you... read more
by Glenn Timoney Contact
Topic: Other
Views: 112
Volunteering can be a very mysterious area for first years. It has neither the leisure and social allure possessed by the societies which naturally draw curiosity and interest or the more recreational aspects of the clubs sector. Volunteering can be difficult to approach due to what it simply boils down to, which is simply put “helping out” within a wide variety of different areas. Whether it be the desire to help in an area or achieve or experience a sense of fulfilment, those who partake in volunteering rarely regard it as anything less than a valuable experience, but putting time aside to partake in it and/or approaching it can be difficult. The definition of volunteering is ' the commitment of time and energy for the benefit of society and the community, the environment or individuals outside one's immediate family. It is undertaken freely and by choice, without concern for financial gain'. Which is all well and good but raises the question, why should you... read more
by Ready_becc
Topic: Other
Views: 66
Hey all! We've come to that time of the year when interest in becoming a mentor for next year's 1st years is peaking, which is exaclty what this blog will deal with - including the benefits that come with being a mentor,volunteering in general,and how to apply!Firstly,my own experience as a mentor,and now a mentor leader, has,so far,been one that has benefitted me greatly both in terms of the skills that I have acquired from the programme,and in terms of being able to actively participate in one of the largest volunteering programmes in the college,which is a very gratifying experiece,as volunteering usually is!There are plenty of reasons as to why you should get involved in the mentoring programme. Not only does it help you develop as a person and help you to better understand the needs of others ,but it also allows you to help First Year students find their feet in during the first few weeks of University. I have learnt a lot from mentoring these past few... read more
by Niamh Leonard
Topic: College life
Tags: Volunteering
Views: 89
Volunteering to some people is giving your own time and energy to help someone, and not get a single cent in return; to this they say, ‘What’s the point in that?’ However, that is far from the case. Volunteering is an exceptional addition to any Curriculum Vitae. You’re not just a student who recently got a nice degree from a University, you're someone who has adaptable and transferrable skills, someone who has earned a bit more life experience than the next degree holder who is waiting to walk in after you are finished your job interview. It is a way to make friends through mutual interests, whether that be your love of sport and running free coaching sessions, or a desire to help the homeless because you're passionate about helping the less fortunate. Whatever you're into, you’ll meet like-minded people who could turn out to be some of your lifelong friends.The University also acknowledges the volunteering you do with the ALIVE... read more