The Problem

dO YOU NEED HELP CHOOSING A CAREER?
  • The education system in Ireland requires big choices at a very early age
  • Subject choices for senior cycle can effectively rule out certain career options as many third level courses have specific subject requirements
  • Cuts to career guidance resources in 2012 have resulted in a 59% reduction in time spent on one-to-one counselling [1]
  • Students rarely get a chance to hear from professionals with industry experience
  • The careers information provided in college brochures has a marketing element to it, and does not necessarily reflect the realities in the workplace
  • Many careers resources contain overwhelming amounts of information
  • The issue of how easy or otherwise it is to get a job in a particular area is rarely tackled
  • 16% of first year undergraduates in Irish third level institutions do not progress to second year [2]

 

 


Our Solution

CAREEROSPHERE talks provide information and insight into selected careers. We know how difficult it is to research a career and so we do it for you.

dO YOU NEED HELPING PICKING COURSES FOR YOUR CAO APPLICATION?

Each talk is prepared with a view to answering the following questions:

  1. What kind of jobs are available and what do they involve day-to-day?
  2. What are the common routes into these careers and what costs are involved?
  3. How easy or otherwise is it to get a job?
  4. What do professionals in these careers currently earn?
  5. What personal attributes are required to be really good in this field?
  6. Who are the biggest employers of graduates and what are they looking for?
  7. What sort of work environment can you expect?
  8. What is the typical path for career progression?
  9. What are the opportunities like in Ireland?
  10. What Leaving Cert subjects do you need to satisfy entry requirements for relevant third level courses?

[1] Institute of Guidance Counsellors 2016 pre-budget submission.
[2] Higher Education Authority (January 2016), A Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education, 2012/13 to 2013/14.