NCI Blog

Naoise Howley: Balancing Early Childhood Education & Playing Lacrosse

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 20 June 2024
Now this is amazing news to shout about: current Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) student, Naoise Howley, will represent Ireland at the World Lacrosse Women's Under 20 Championship in Hong Kong in August! In this interview, she shares her path to being selected for the team and her excitement at the opportunity ahead, along with insights into studying ECEC and advice for anyone considering their CAO choices at this crucial time when students have one last chance to change their course preferences before the Change of Mind closes on the 1st July.
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5 Reasons You Should Consider an Accelerated Business Degree

Posted by Conor Sisk on 17 June 2024
At National College of Ireland, we understand that the demands of a busy lifestyle can impact your decision to return to education. Therefore, we have designed accelerated business courses which are delivered in a flexible, intensive way to ensure that you can work towards your undergraduate degree while keeping up with multiple commitments such as work and family life.
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Is Studying Abroad Right For You? Hear Vrynsia's Data Science Story

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 05 June 2024
Hello! My name is Vrynsia, and I'm from Medan, Indonesia. I'm currently a second-year student at National College of Ireland studying the BSc (Honours) in Data Science which is an undergraduate programme offered by the School of Computing. One of the things I love most about Ireland is the friendly people and vibrant cultural scene. Whether it's the beautiful landscapes or the lively festivals, there's always something to enjoy here.
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Meet The Makers: The Minds Behind the Businesses

Posted by Kate O'Brien on 25 April 2024
National College of Ireland’s campus has been buzzing with activity as the Final Year Marketing Practice students have been busy showcasing their Capstone Project businesses. The excitement continues on May 25th and 26th 2024, at the Shopify Pop-Up Event in the Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre.
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Insights into Studying Marketing at NCI: Kim's Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 January 2024
There are many reasons why you should study marketing but for recent graduate, Kim Bracken, the element she loved most was the practical approach to learning new skills and executing exciting ideas.
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Is Computing The Right Choice For You? Hear From A Current NCI Student

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 15 December 2023
Eve Gibney, far right, is pictured at our CAO Open Day in November 2023 Studying computing or computer science at college means you have the opportunity to develop skills which are highly in-demand in the workforce. These include software development, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. Currently studying the BSc (Honours) in Computing at National College of Ireland, Eve Gibney shares her reasons for choosing the course, what she has learned from her studies so far as well as advice for anyone considering their CAO options at the moment. Read Eve’s story below to get an insight into studying this course.
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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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Want to Work in Cybersecurity? Here Are 5 Skills You’ll Need To Succeed

Posted by Conor Sisk on 12 October 2023
While technology continues to evolve and change the way we work for the better, so too do the challenges that come with it, most notably around protecting key information against cyberattacks. The threat of such attacks is at an all-time high, with Grant Thornton Ireland reporting the economic cost of cybercrime in Ireland to be €9.6 billion. These threats have increased the demand for cybersecurity specialists, with organisations now actively seeking out skilled professionals who can protect the privacy and confidentiality of their sensitive data.
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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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