NCI Blog

Considering a Career Change? Hear Data Analyst Darren's Success Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 13 September 2019
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics graduate, Darren Malone, shares his experience of studying at National College of Ireland through the Springboard+ scheme along with his advice for anyone considering a career change.
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Why Attend A College Open Evening?

Posted by Emma Henderson on 10 May 2019
Studying part-time delivers great benefits, but it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Upgrading your qualifications can assist you in changing careers or moving up the ladder, but it will require short-term sacrifices.
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30% Club Scholarship: Danielle's Story

Posted by Teresa Murray on 26 April 2019
The 30% Club aims for better gender balance at all levels of organisations, and empowers women to take on leadership roles in many ways, including partnering with third-level institutes to promote women engaging at master’s level.
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Balancing act: Marian's story

Posted by Emily Ferns on 06 September 2018
We believe our students are living proof of what can be achieved with a qualification from NCI, but they’re also proof that it’s possible to integrate student life into your existing working and personal life and get the balance right. Don't believe us? Read how Marian, current student of the MA in Human Resource Management, manages it all.
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Part-time student, full-time parent: coping with that end-of-summer panic

Posted by Teresa Murray on 23 August 2018
As August reaches an end, the frantic madness of getting children back to school sets in, which must be dealt with at the same time as summer camps close their doors, and children are at home all day.
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The Certificate in Retail Management at NCI: FAQs

Posted by Emily Ferns on 05 December 2017
  If you're working in retail and are looking to move up into a management role, the Certificate in Retail Management at National College of Ireland might be of interest to you. This course has been designed in conjunction with Retail Excellence Ireland and we are accepting applications for January 2018.
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How to get really, really good at managing your time

Posted by Emma Henderson on 09 December 2016
As anyone who comes back to college as a working adult will know, becoming an excellent time manager is an often unexpected benefit. But it can feel like a baptism of fire, as the demands of your work, home life and studies all cry out for your attention and pull you in different directions at once.
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Studying part-time as a working mother: Grainne’s story (and her top 10 tips!)

Posted by Emma Henderson on 08 December 2016
“I had been thinking about going back to college to do an MBA for quite some time. I put it off at first because I was concerned about managing my studies with my work schedule, and with my family life. After I had my first baby, these concerns were even stronger. I was also worried about fitting in with my classmates and concerned I didn’t have as much work experience as they had.
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Getting ready to go back to college as a working adult: top tips!

Posted by Emma Henderson on 05 December 2016
We’ve looked at some very good reasons for going back to college, addressed some questions you should ask before you choose your course and talked about why we want you to choose NCI as your educational partner. Let’s assume your mind’s made up. Now what?!
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Part-Time Course

Posted by Gerard McQuillan on 21 November 2016
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