NCI Blog

Switching to a Career in Tech: Benefits To Consider

Posted by Conor Sisk on 10 May 2024
If changing careers and starting a new path has been on your mind for some time now, why not consider a career change into technology? It’s challenging, exciting and in Ireland, you will be given significant opportunities to really make an impact in the industry.
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Career Change in Ireland: Steps You Need to Follow

Posted by Conor Sisk on 16 January 2024
COVID-19 had a major impact on businesses worldwide, with employees facing several challenges as a result. Adapting to a hybrid working model, uncertainty around job security and an unsettled jobs market resulted in many employees staying in their existing roles throughout the pandemic as it was considered the safer option.
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My Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Exchange Experience at National College of Ireland

Posted by Jana Haver on 01 December 2023
This is a guest blog post written by Jana Haver who recently visited National College of Ireland as part of the Erasmus+ programme which provides staff working in higher education institutions in the EU with the opportunity to train in another participating institutions.
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Benefits of Work Placement: Insights From NCI Students

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 30 November 2023
The work placement programme is proven to help NCI graduates stand out from the crowd during the recruitment process. Our Career Development and Employability Team run classes and events such as mock interviews, career planning workshops and networking sessions to prepare students to succeed when applying for roles with companies such as Accenture, EY, BDO, Ryanair, Arthur Cox, Lidl, Allianz, Zurich, Eir, State Street and many more.
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Human Resource Management: Chloe's Perspective as a Mature Student

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 04 October 2023
Like many who are getting ready to leave secondary school, final year BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management student, Chloe Baxter, didn't know what she wanted to do next. None of the courses she seen jumped out to her so she decided to gain experience in industry first which gave her the opportunity to learn about the different functions of a business and lead to her interest in HRM.
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CAO Choices: Why Denisa Picked Accounting and Finance at NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 September 2023
There is a big deciding factor for students who wish to pursue degrees in accounting and finance which is exam exemptions from professional accountancy bodies. When researching her CAO options, Denisa Mihalute found that graduates of the BA (Honours) in Accounting and Finance at NCI could apply for generous exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies, such as Chartered Accountants Ireland, upon completion of the course.
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A Bright Future: Andrew's Work Placement Experience and Study Journey

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 03 August 2023
After a successful year completing his work placement with PwC UK in Edinburgh, Andrew Conlon is preparing to return to National College of Ireland to begin his final year of undergraduate business studies. During his work placement, Andrew was presented with the opportunity to begin his Chartered Accountant exams, which he passed with flying colours, as well as work from various offices across the UK, meet lots of new people and make lifelong memories but now, he is ready to apply the practical experience he has gained during his placement to his studies.
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4 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge in the Jobs Market

Posted by Conor Sisk on 07 July 2023
Whether you are a recent graduate looking for your first permanent position, or a skilled worker seeking a new and exciting challenge, entering the jobs market can be a scary prospect. No matter your level of experience or area of expertise, you will be entering a fiercely competitive market full of skilled workers. Therefore, it is crucial that you stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression on the hiring managers.
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Tips for Young Professionals Pursuing a Career in Data Science

Posted by Conor Sisk on 24 February 2023
In 2012, an article from the Harvard Business Review deemed Data Scientists to have the “sexiest job of the 21st century” due to the high demand from companies for individuals who could combine programming and analytics and make sense of the ever-increasing data that businesses were handling.
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What Does a A Career in Cybersecurity Look Like? NCI Graduates Share Their Stories

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 25 January 2023
It's the age old question: how do you know you want to work in a new or emerging field if you don't know what to expect? Technology subjects such as cybersecurity, data analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence are not taught at second-level so anyone choosing to dive right into a third-level course in these specialist areas, whether it's a level 8 degree or a conversion course, likely won't have existing experience in these areas.
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