Meet our Graduates

It's one thing reading the prospectus or studying course details but you only really get a feel for a course by talking to a former student. Why not get the low down on some of our courses by reading what our graduates have to say.

Graduate Profiles

Department of the Built Environment

Clare Dowling - Civil Engineering

The course has a broad range of subjects with a practical approach including lectures on engineering principles, laboratory classes, fieldwork and design. The lecturers are very encouraging and easy to approach. 

I am employed as a Structural Engineer (a sub-discipline of civil engineering) with Carlow Precast, a large concrete manufacturer. I’m responsible for the design of large precast concrete elements for structures and large infrastructure projects. This is a highly competitive market and by optimising design techniques, Carlow Precast have developed a large and growing client list in Ireland and beyond. I developed communications, teamwork and management skills in this course which are transferable ........

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Department of Science & Health

Stephen Smith - Sport Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy 
The structure, content and focus of the course was very well balanced and gave me a strong foundation of knowledge to allow me to begin my career. The quality of lecturers and practitioners were of the highest calibre and ensured as students we not only had the educational underpinning but were able to translate that knowledge to practical application. Alongside this, the level of detail and high standards that were expected ensured that as a student I gained maximum value and was ready for life as a professional.

Following Carlow, I went on to work with Leinster Rugby for nearly eight years. Whilst working with Leinster I conducted my masters research investigating combined risk factors as predictors of athletic injury and subsequently founded Kitman Labs. Kitman Labs is a sport science technology company helping elite sports teams use data and analytics to reduce injury risk and improve performance. We are currently working with some of the biggest brands in professional sport from across the globe including NFL,NBA, MLB teams as well as all of our own home grown Irish rugby teams. I am incredibly proud to be the founder and CEO of an Irish company changing the world of sport.........

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Department of the Business & Humanities

Gary Sweeney
Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer)
During my four years at Institute of Technology Carlow, I studied the BA Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer) and the BA (Honours) Sport Management and Coaching.
The courses provided a good balance between sport and academic work while giving students an insight in to what it would be like to work in a professional sports environment. The wide range of subjects on the course offered me a chance to explore areas such as coaching, performance analysis, player development, strength and conditioning, sports marketing, economics, finance and media management.......

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Department of Computing & Networking

Darren Sweeney - Computer Games Development
The course had a lot of practical classes and projects that cemented the theory shown in lectures which allowed for a more engaging experience, while having lectures that were incredibly supportive and easy to approach with questions. There was a lot of opportunities to go to networking events such as Games Fleadh and Global Game Jam to build up a portfolio of work and meet other students and industry developers.

I work at the EA DICE studio on the Frostbite engine team as a Rendering Engineer. Frostbite is used as the engine for a diverse set of games such as FIFA, Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront, Dragon Age and more. My job as a rendering engineer is to develop and maintain high-quality rendering systems for multiple AAA games. Working closely with game team engineers and artists to create highly productive and effective art and content workflows.......
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Mary Jo Hurley

Postgraduate Studies

Mary Jo Hurley - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals

Postgraduate Study Supervisors: Dr. Dina Brazil and Dr. Thomaé Kakouli-Duarte

Project title: Interactions between entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) and bacterial endophytes isolated from bioenergy crops.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals from SETU Carlow in 2011. Subsequently, I completed a 3 month work placement with Teagasc at Oak Park working as a research assistant. This provided a good foundation for future research. Furthering my education to MSc or PhD level was always an option I had considered and the SETU Carlow Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme provided an additional support to undertake a master programme. My research project is part of a collaboration between Dr Dina Brazil, from the Biotechnology and Molecular Environmental Science Group and Dr Thomaé Kakouli-Duarte, from the Molecular Ecology and Nematode Research Group, both members of EnviroCORE...


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