CAREER PATH
EXPO

Career Path Expo is a 2-day, online, careers event for school-leavers in Ireland seeking to make decisions about their CAO and college choices.

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The new online exhibition for school-leavers in Ireland. The event will take place live, online, on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th of March and will be the ideal event for 6th students in schools nationwide to get all the information they need about institutions, courses and career options in advance of the CAO..

 10th & 11th March, 2021

Colleges, Skills, Apprenticeships, Careers

 

Career Path Expo is the new online exhibition for school-leavers in Ireland. The event will take place live, online, on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March, 2021 and will be the ideal event for 6th-year students in schools nationwide to attend to get all the information they need about their colleges, courses and career options in advance of the CAO Application.

 

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Interactive Webinars, Guidance Counsellors & CAO Application Advice

 

Career Path Expo will feature two full days of webinars, talks, live Q&A sessions with careers experts and free careers advise, meaning students will be able to get information about the greatest range of courses, apprenticeships and jobs on offer from comfort of their classroom or home via laptop, tablet or smartphone.

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live, interactive webinars at Career Path Expo 2021

We have two days of exciting webinars and talks all aimed at help you with your careers choices for 2021!

Career Path Expo Schedule

Study and Careers in Science

15:00 - 15:30
by Dr. Gavin Collins. Dr Gavin Collins is a microbiologist and environmental biotechnologist at NUI Galway, where he explores the microbial world for useful species. In his talk, Gavin will identify the five, core skills of a scientist and explore why those skills are the key to your career in a huge diversity of areas.

I Don't Know What I Want to Study in College

15:30 - 16:00
by Keith Coburn. Keith Coburn is a qualified and registered Guidance Counsellor with the I.G.C. (Institute of Guidance Counsellors). He has worked since 2008 helping individuals to achieve their goals, both employment and training/education wise. Keith holds a Masters in Guidance Counselling through D.C.U., along with other qualifications in Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Adult Education.

Logistics Associate Apprenticeship - Education, Work Experience and Qualifications in one go

16:00 - 16:30
by Anna Gorecka. Anna is a logistics professional with 10 years of operational and managerial experience in transport and distribution operations, fleet management, motor transport compliance auditing, road transport and drivers’ hours compliance, temperature control systems management, and drivers training.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) – What makes LYIT different.

16:30 - 17:00
by Fiona Kelly. Fiona Kelly, LYIT Schools Engagement Officer, has over 14 years Higher Education experience. As Schools Engagement Officer at LYIT, Fiona provides an in-depth insight into life and study options available at LYIT.

Pathways to Teaching

17:00 - 17:30
by Brian Fahy. Brian is a qualified primary school teacher since 2011. He has worked as a teacher in Limerick for a number of years and is now currently with The Teaching Council. His role includes promoting pathways to teaching, and supporting people in taking that first step to pursuing a career in teaching.

How to Transform your Anxiety into your Advantage

17:30 - 18:00
by Ray Langan. Ray Langan will be giving a live webinar at 5:30pm on Wednesday 10th March at Career Path Expo. Rayse The Game is the leading motivational study skills programme in Irish Secondary Schools. With over 35,000 students having attended his live events in over 150 schools, Ray Langan is a firm favourite school motivational speaker, teen expert and therapist. If you are struggling with school, study and anxiety, Ray will help you RAYSEYOURGAME.

Creative Careers – Employability and the Arts

18:00 - 18:30
by Dominic Grego. UK/EU Recruitment Manager at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dominic Grego will be speaking at Career Path Expo. At 6pm on Wednesday, 10th March, you can catch his webinar, Creative Careers – Employability and the Arts. Don’t forget to register to get FREE ACCESS to all booths and webinars across the 2-day virtual event.

Choosing Your Career Path

18:30 - 19:00
by Helen Dillon. Helen is a qualified Life and Executive Coach. Having originally qualified with a degree in engineering. She also completed a degree in Business through the Centre for Distance Learning from UCD.  With her qualifications she has worked in several multinational companies including Intel and Hewlett Packard in various roles including engineering, sales and business management, working in both Ireland and Germany. She now coaches second level students to choose their future career paths through strengths based analysis. 

PLC Courses: Furthering your Education

19:00 - 19:30
by Orla Maguire. Orla Maguire has been a Guidance counsellor at Cavan Institute since 2015. She gained a BA in Public Administration from UL, where she developed an interest in human resources. Starting her career in recruitment, her focus then moved to career guidance as she took up a role as Student Support Advisor in DIT.

Making the Most of Your College Years

19:30 - 20:00
by Thomas McCormack. “Working as a life coach, Thomas spends his time having conversations with people who wish to get clarity on who they are and what they need to do to create a life that they care about – with meaningful success.”

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Unique Courses at Kerry College

15:00 - 15:30
by John Herlihy. John Herlihy is Admissions Officer at Kerry College, Ireland’s first integrated college of further education and training. John worked with Radio Kerry for 20 years – first as a radio producer, voiceover and presenter and later as Manager of Radio Kerry Training before joining Kerry College in 2018. John has also worked as a lecturer in the School of Business at Munster Technological University and as an associate trainer with Learning Waves.

Applying to CAO

15:30 - 16:00
by Eileen Keleghan. Eileen is the Communications Officer for the Central Applications Office (CAO). The role of CAO is to process applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Eileen will be delivering a presentation on the CAO application process.

Courses to get you career ready and provide you with the skills you need to take on an ever changing world

16:00 - 16:30
by Dr. Blánaid White. Dr. Blánaid White has recently been appointed as Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation in DCU, where she is leading the implementation of a €19.9 million initiative funded through the Government’s Human Capital Initiative, to radically reimagine the university curriculum and reconceptualise university teaching, introducing new areas of study, new ways of learning, and embedding the transferable skills students will require to thrive in a yet to be defined workplace.

Studying a health or social care course in England

16:30 - 17:00
by Emma Hickman. Emma Hickman is the Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer for the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex. Emma will be delivering her webinar, Studying a health or social care course in England, at 6:30pm on 11th March. This talk will look at why you might like to study a health or social care course in England, and will explore the types of courses that are available.  We’ll discuss how to make an excellent application, the funding measures available and what to expect of studying including the student experience.

From the Classroom to the Lecture Hall: How to Adapt to University Life

17:00- 17:30
by Aisling Healy. I’m Aisling and I’ve worked for many years in Recruitment & Human Resources. I graduated from University with an Honours Bachelors Degree specialising in Human Resources and became a member of the CIPD. I started my career working in a recruitment agency, moved into an in house recruitment role in an IT company and began training in HR. I rapidly worked my way up to HR Business Partner gaining experience in all aspects of the employee life cycle.

Future Paths: Options Beyond the CAO

17:30 - 18:00
by Leanne Donovan. Leanne Donovan is a recent DCU Business Studies graduate and founder of The Irish Graduate. She is currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Management for Sustainable Development and will commence the EirGrid graduate programme in September 2021.
Graduating as part of the Class of 2020 led to Leanne launching The Irish Graduate community to support her peers as they adapt to life post-college during a pandemic.

Become a Tech Apprentice: The Fast Track to IT

18:00 - 18:30
by Helen Johnston. Helen’s role is in Tech Apprenticeship recruitment where she is responsible for processing applications for the ICT apprenticeship programmes. She is generally the first contact you will have if you apply for a place on a Tech Apprenticeship as she organises and delivers information sessions and initial interviews for the programme.

BIMM Institute Dublin – Europe’s Leading Provider of Music Education

18:30 - 19:00
by Karl Breen. Karl Breen has been an in-demand session guitarist for the past 20 years, and in that time has recorded, gigged and toured with many acclaimed international artists, including Clannad, Gavin Friday, Brian Kennedy, Lesley Garrett, Riccardo Cocciante, Camille O’Sullivan, and Briana Corrigan (The Beautiful South), among others.

Studying at UL

19:00 - 19:30
by Stephen Ryan. Stephen will be discussing the fantastic opportunities available to students who decide to study at the University of Limerick.

PLC: Pre-university and Pre-employment Paths to Higher Education and the World of Work

19:30 - 20:00
by Orla Ni Bhriain

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FAQ About Career Path Expo

FAQ Career Path Expo

Career Path Expo 2021 will take place on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March. It is an online event, taking place in a virtual environment, to provide the best means for students, parents and guidance counsellors to meet admissions staff from universities and colleges from Ireland and the UK

Career Path Expo is free to attend for all second level students, parents and guidance counsellors.

The online event takes each day between 3pm and 8pm. The time of the event each day has been chosen carefully to minimise disruption to the school day and also to facilitate parents and students to log in together in the evening.

Career Path Expo will consist of three elements – an online exhibition hall, webinar stages and free guidance advice. Attendees must register to attend the event in advance. They will then be provided with login details and they can browse the event over the two days.

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