DkIT Win at GradIreland Awards 202329 May 2023
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are absolutely thrilled to report that the Careers & Employability Centre won at the 2023 GradIreland Awards.
At the national event which took place in The Mansion House on 27th of April 2023, the Careers & Employability team at DkIT won the award under the category of ‘Supporting Student/Graduate Employability’ with their Podcast Series called ‘Career Journey Insights’.
Led by Joyce O’Hara, Placement Development Coordinator, DkIT was highly commended by the judges commenting that the podcast series was an innovative and modern approach which fits with the needs of modern students and it was great to connect current students with alumni experiences. Ireland is the world’s second-largest consumer of podcasts in the world.
6 DkIT alumni were invited to share their career journeys to demonstrate to current students that career paths are not always linear and that detours can provide career opportunities. There can be disappointments, obstacles and challenges to overcome throughout a career, but it is how one deals with them and navigates the journey that leads to career success.
The podcast series is about building career resilience, strengthening job-seeking strategies and developing professional employability skills that help students to confidently progress to the world of work. It is evident from the podcast series that DkIT graduates bring practical solutions to a complex world, they are Communicators, Collaborators and Confident change-makers.
AHECS is the voice of higher education careers and employability professionals across Ireland, representing 25 Universities and Institutes of Technology.