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Entrepreneurship Stories: NCI Alumni Who Started Their Own Businesses

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 July 2021
Believe it or not, many successful businesses began during economic crises by recognising a new demand and establishing a product or service which meets that need. While there isn’t a perfect time to start a new business, persevering and pivoting into in-demand industries can be the difference between the success or failure of a new business venture.
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CAO Students: Your Top Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 June 2021
As your CAO course choice is a big decision, we want make sure that you have all of the facts about choosing to study business, computing, early childhood education or psychology at National College of Ireland.
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How Do NCI Marketing Students Become In-Demand Graduates?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 18 June 2021
For the third year running (and for the second time virtually!), final year BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice students developed their own online businesses during their final semester and showcased their brands to faculty and other members of the NCI community.
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Master's Edge Scholarship: Sean's Postgrad Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 09 June 2021
After studying the BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice at NCI, Sean Dolan decided to continue his studies to postgraduate level by undertaking the MSc in Marketing with the help of NCI's Master's Edge Scholarship which offers NCI students or alumni a 50% discount on course fees for full-time, postgraduate programmes. Visit our Master's Edge Scholarship page to apply.
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An End of Term Message From NCISU President Dajana Sinik

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 08 June 2021
Dear Students, For one final time I would like to congratulate you on completing a uniquely challenging year. Throughout the last twelve months, you’ve shown great determination, resilience, and patience while we navigated unknown and ever-changing territory – a test for all humanity. As we come to the end of your term and at the end of mine, I want to thank you for electing me for two consecutive years to represent you as President of NCISU.
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Sports Scholarship: Meet NCI Scholars Kasia and Ethan

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 21 May 2021
Did you know that our Sports Scholarship covers a range of sports, not just football and basketball? Psychology student Kasia is a showjumper while Human Resource Management student Ethan is a competitive golfer. As sports scholars, both Kasia and Ethan enjoy a range of benefits including:
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Studying Online: An International Student's Perspective

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 13 May 2021
International student ambassador, Gantsetseg Otgonsuren, never imagined she would transition to studying online when she started the BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management at NCI.
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Follow Us From Darkness into Light on 8th May to Support Pieta

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 12 April 2021
NCI is supporting ‘Darkness into Light’ which will take place virtually at Sunrise on Saturday 8th May Many students and staff are already keen supporters of this popular event but we are hoping to get more of our NCI community involved this year to shine a light on this fantastic cause. Unfortunately, we can't gather together in the usual Darkness into Light venues but we can still put on that yellow t-shirt and take part in a location that suits you. 
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Breaking Barriers: Laura’s Path to Tech Leadership

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 26 March 2021
When NCI graduate Laura Buckley selected the BSc (Honours) in Technology Management as her top choice on her CAO form, she didn’t know which aspect of the course she would enjoy more; business or technology. Her talent for the business and IT management subjects soon became evident and, equipped with a solid foundation in computing and a focus on business management, Laura set her sights on becoming a leader in the technological/agile project space.
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5 NCI Women to Celebrate this International Women’s Day

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 08 March 2021
International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world today, Monday 8th March. It’s a day to celebrate women’s achievements, to raise awareness of gender bias and to work together towards a gender equal world. The 2021 theme “Choose to Challenge” brings these aims together by asking us to raise our hands high to show our support and commitment to calling out inequality to help create an inclusive world.
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