This article first appeared in the Irish Independent Postgraduate Studies supplement in March 2017.
National College of Ireland, in Dublin’s IFSC, has a long history of providing postgraduate courses that are relevant to the workplace. The college has a long-standing reputation for excellence in education, based on more than six decades of providing industry-approved programmes. Robert Ward, Director of Student Recruitment at NCI (pictured above), shared the three most commonly heard reasons for undertaking further study:
You want to invest in yourself and your career
“Investing in your education indicates commitment to your discipline and work sector, which positions you favourably to current or future employers. And by keeping up your continuous professional development, you give recruiters an easier task of selling you as a candidate for a job.”
You want to gain specialist skills
“To take your career to the next level, you may need more specialist skills – and a postgraduate course allows you to cover a broad range of topics that work experience alone may not.”
You want to futureproof your career
“Futureproofing is about recognising that the world of work is constantly evolving, and making sure your skill set stays relevant. NCI works closely with industry to ensure we have a constant pipeline of new subjects designed to meet the future needs of industry and society.” Get more tips on how to futureproof yourself and your career.