Placement and Careers
The Placement Office has three main functions, namely:
1. Management and administration of the off-campus programme, which is an integral component of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree.
The third year of the Liberal Arts programme is dedicated to the Off-Campus Programme. This programme enables students to expand their knowledge and skills through study abroad and/or work placements. International placements are highly valued and encouraged for the added cultural and linguistic benefits they confer. Students are encouraged to make full use of the consequent opportunities for further travel, fostering adaptability and a global outlook to enable them to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world of work. International work placements especially feature Teaching English as a Foreign Language and, in Ireland, students undertake work placements of relevance to both their studies and career plans, in both the public and private sectors.
2. Management and administration of the international exchange programme.
Mary Immaculate College has a vibrant international student exchange programme which involves collaboration with more than fifty partner universities and colleges in Europe, North America and Australia, and hosts over seventy international exchange students annually. Partner universities under the European ERASMUS LLP Programme are located in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. Mary Immaculate College also has partnerships with a network of non-EU institutions including Frostburg State University, Maryland; Loyola University in Chicago; the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas; Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NYC as well as with the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia.
3. Provision of careers information service for students and graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts are very much in demand for a large variety of careers. This is because their degree programme offers a broad general education which develops the intellect and trains the mind. Nowadays, graduates often continue their studies in postgraduate courses to master and doctoral level. The Placement Office provides a careers information service for students and graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, including the delivery of career and postgraduate study seminars, provision of job application advice, CV clinics and interview preparation for career and postgraduate study opportunities.
|Placement Office Room G04|
|Maeve Sullivan; Tel: 061-204307; E-mail: Maeve.Sullivan@mic.ul.ie |
|Deirdre McInerney; Tel 061-204910; E-mail: Deirdre.McInerney@mic.ul.ie |
|Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00|