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Checklist for Studying Abroad in Ireland

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 15 December 2022
Is it your dream to study abroad one day? Is Ireland one of the destinations you’re considering for this journey? This guide will help you understand the steps you need to follow to make your dream come true!
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How to Transition to a Career in Tech: 5 Steps to Follow

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 29 November 2022
With so many changes in the workforce in recent years, including the shift to remote and hybrid working models, many professionals are seeking more flexible working arrangements. According to the CSO, 88% of those in employment who worked remotely during the pandemic would like to continue to do so, with 6 in 10 preferring a mix of remote and office work.
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Getting Ahead of the Game with Work Placement at L'Oréal

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 14 October 2022
One of the biggest things we at NCI pride ourselves on is that the College provides industry-oriented courses which offer a clear link between academia and business. Trinity's story exemplifies this focus as she takes us through the careers support she received during the application process right up to where she sees herself going next with L'Oréal, the company she is currently completing her work placement programme with.
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Dyslexia Awareness Week: Brian's Student Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 30 September 2022
As it's Dyslexia Awareness Week, we want to highlight that at NCI, we focus on abilities rather than difficulties which students with dyslexia may experience.
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How to Afford College as a Part-Time Student

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 21 July 2022
Returning to education is a big commitment. Not only are you investing many hours of your time towards gaining a third-level qualification, but the financial commitment can be a major worry for many students. While it’s important to think about the long-term outlook in terms of your career prospects and earning a higher salary after graduation, paying your course fees may seem like a major obstacle in the short-term.
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CAO Advice: Why You Should Consider a Higher Certificate in Business

Posted by Teresa Murray on 07 March 2022
There are many reasons why someone would choose to do a Higher Certificate (Level 6) after Leaving Certificate, rather than go directly onto an Honours Degree (Level 8) course.
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7 Stress Management Tips for College Students

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 17 February 2022
Your college years will be filled with so many enriching experiences. You will make friends for life, join a mix of clubs and societies, attend educational and social events, and it will all lead up to the day you graduate with your classmates.
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How Researching Career Options Can Help You Land a Job

Posted by Jennifer Kwan on 19 November 2021
NCI Careers Advisor, Jennifer Kwan, shares her tips for researching career options and how these skills can boost your employability as part of our Career Tips Blog Series. One of the primary reasons that many of us attend third-level education is to equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills to acquire a better job than we would have gotten straight from school. If you’re anything like me, you listened to a select group of adults on what they thought would fit you best and you went with it. How many of you dived into researching career options before you started your degree? I certainly did not, mostly because I didn’t know how to, nor did I understand why it would be helpful.
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'Everyone's Journey is Different' - Kate's Alternative Entry Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 17 November 2021
When you finish secondary school, you do your Leaving Cert, get into college and jump into your career...right?!  NCI postgraduate student, Kate Morris, shares her story with us to demonstrate that education is not always about going from point A to point B. There may be some hurdles in the way and you may have to follow your gut by taking what feels like a step backwards, while always keeping in mind that everyone's path will be different.
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Top 5 Student Discounts in Dublin

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 October 2021
Who loves a discount more than students? Attending college is a time when you may be working part-time along with trying to focus on your studies so your time is tight but so too are your finances.
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