Graduate Testimonials

Howard Bustard, Bus Eireann - It was a great opportunity to return to college after so many years and I appreciated being afforded that opportunity by my employer, Bus Eireann. On top of a hard working week, going into college was always something to look forward to. The lecturers were welcoming and helpful and we always received excellent help and assistance from the admin staff. There was also a great sense of camaraderie between my fellow classmates and I feel that I have made friends for life. The last two years have flown by and have been enjoyable, challenging and well worth the effort.

Gerry Guihen, Irish Aviation Authority - I found the dissertation process to be the most rewarding aspect of the degree process.  Throughout the various modules you build up a bank of knowledge and experiences which comes together for the dissertation.  While the lectures, access to limitless and very useful information available and more crucially the means to access this is excellent the various assignments culminate in the learning process that can then be used to draft, collate and finally piece together this information you have learned in the preceding terms.  In view of ones circumstances, domestic or work it may be difficult to pursue further education, however the programme and the scheduling of lectures etc. made the process manageable for me, for which I am very grateful and appreciative.

Gerard Lawlor, Irish Aviation Authority  - I found that completing the (formerly) IT Carlow ‘Bachelor of Business Studies’ (Aviation and Transport) programme was a milestone in both my professional and personal life. The programme delivered on its commitment to provide quality lecturing and coursework. The lecturers represented a great blend of both academic and real world experiences. My background is in aircraft maintenance and my previous qualifications were all in aviation technical fields. The (formerly) IT Carlow BBS offered me an opportunity to study a range of subjects that I had not previously studied such as ‘Marketing Management’, ‘Strategic Management’ and ‘Financial Management’ all of which I really enjoyed. I currently work as an Aeronautical Officer for the Irish Aviation Authority. I firmly believe that my increased knowledge of these areas in conjunction with the BBS qualification will assist me in my current role and will enhance my future career opportunities. Returning to education as a mature student is certainly challenging but is also very rewarding; the BBS has encouraged me to pursue further studies.