Wexford Campus Graduates
Visual Communications and Design
With smaller class numbers than most colleges, you get much more one-to-one time with lecturers which is invaluable. The combination of great staff across the modules, a fantastic set-up and high end equipment make it an incredibly enjoyable experience. The range of modules included in the course means you leave with many options, whether you want to go into one of the many areas of graphic design or web design and development.
Since finishing my degree I have relocated to Manchester where I work as a graphic designer for Mondiale Publishing, which owns and publishes international business-to-business magazines and websites across the hospitality, entertainment technology and architectural markets. Having such a large portfolio I am fortunate enough to have been given a number of roles. I feel incredibly lucky to be given the job of editorial designer for darc magazine, the leading magazine in decorative lighting in interior design, as well being the advertising designer for three other magazines, Sleeper, TPi and TPMEA. This is largely down to my lecturers recommending I look at advertising design as a career path.
The modules you take on in the Vis Comm course means there are a huge amount of opportunities when it’s time to step into the working world. On a daily basis I use everything I learned in college whether its creating advertising artwork or updating one of our 20 plus websites. Learning how to manage multiple assignments at once is crucial while studying and you will have the ability and confidence to multi-task once you are finished.
Having the best equipment, software and resources may get you far but having the level of dedicated and knowledgeable lecturers the Wexford Campus has will make sure you can walk into any company and be confident you can exceed their expectations.
Applied Social Studies
I completed the Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) course and enjoyed all aspects of my undergraduate studies and could not accredit one module over another as all were equally important and interesting. I have recently completed the President’s Research Fellowship. The Institute invests considerably in the fellowship programme and offers successful candidates a scholarship to pursue a masters. I received great support from all faculty members and fellow postgraduate students. I made lifelong friends along the way.
I am pursuing a teaching career in the third-level education sector. I would be delighted to become a thirdlevel educator to impart the wisdom and knowledge I have acquired unto others.
Postgraduate students must conduct weekly teaching contributions and this provided me with two years teaching experience. Through this I discovered a future career goal.
I feel I owe a lot to the Wexford Campus and the lecturers I had the pleasure of gaining knowledge and guidance from. Their belief in me transcended into a belief in myself. For this I am eternally grateful. Wexford campus has and always will be a place I hold dear.
Bachelor of Business
I am currently employed by PwC as part of its Assurance Graduate Programme. My main role in PwC is to audit clients, both national and international. Through the Graduate Programme, I am also sitting accountancy exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland.
The Bachelor of Business course in Wexford Campus really helped me in the preparation for a role in PwC. There is a wide variety of subjects on offer through the course, and each subject I studied helped me in some way in my new role. As PwC is a company that relies of technology, the emphasis on IT in the course is very beneficial to me now. In third year, I undertook a 12-week work placement in a finance department. The practical experience I gained during this work placement inspired me to apply to PwC. This work experience opportunity is one of the best aspects of the course, I believe.
One of my favourite things about my time at Wexford Campus was the people. The lecturers are brilliant! Each lecturer pushed me to do the best that I could in each subject, and their knowledge and experience helped me to achieve this. Every lecturer was approachable and always had enough time to help with any questions the students had. The other college students also made my experience memorable, I made friends for life there.
I will never forget my time at the Wexford Campus. The experience that I gained through the subjects that I studied and the work experience that I undertook has been vital in helping me transition into my job in PwC.
Early Childhood Education and Care
For me, it was that we were constantly challenged, not just to learn but to really consider what it meant in terms of practice. The enthusiasm the lecturers have is contagious - they helped us to think creatively about what we were doing and how we could move forward.
I am currently working as an early childhood educator and I am also studying part-time with a Forest School Leadership course to build on my knowledge.
This course has played a pivotal role in my development as an early childhood educator, developing my skill set academically and practically. I graduated with a passion for both early childhood and education.