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The Careers Service provides information and guidance to current undergraduate students in respect of subject choice, postgraduate study, employability and career planning matters. 

The Careers Service aims to provide student-focused careers and employability education and advice for the benefit of undergraduate students' personal and professional  skills development.  

The Careers Service is a freeimpartial and confidential service available to current undergraduate students of Mary Immaculate College.

Contact
Careers Service Manager
Maeve Sullivan
061-204307

Services for Current Undergraduate Students

Services provided to current undergraduate students include:

  • Guidance on subject choice;
  • Undergraduate group careers information seminars;
  • One-to-one confidential careers advice;
  • Assistance with postgraduate study applications;
  • Assistance with employment applications.

You can avail of any of the above resources / services via:

  • Timetabled undergraduate group careers information seminars and workshops;
  • One-to-one confidential career appointment*;
  • Individual CV clinic*;
  • Individual postgraduate study application clinic*;
  • Careers Resources & Information - Careers Service section of MIC Student Portal;
  • Careers Resources & Information - Room G04, Ground Floor, Foundation Building.

*Service available to current undergraduate students and by prior appointment only.

Careers Resources & Useful Websites

The contents of the following sections are provided as an information guide only.  Although every effort is made to ensure the reliability of listed sites, this cannot be taken as an endorsement of these sites.

Useful Websites  
Careers Portal https://careersportal.ie/
Europass https://europa.eu/europass/en
For Purpose https://www.forpurpose.ie/ 
Gradireland https://gradireland.com/ 
Group GTI https://groupgti.com/     
Postgrad Ireland https://gradireland.com/further-study
Qualifax https://www.qualifax.ie/
Careers Service Section - MIC Student Portal https://www.mic.ul.ie/mic-por… 
 
   

 

The Drama and Theatre Studies Programme at Mary Immaculate College allows you to acquire a broad knowledge in drama and theatre studies.  It equips you with the critical, analytical and literary skills necessary to analyse live performance and play-texts, and locate them within a socio-cultural context.  The programme has a special emphasis on contemporary theatre and on applied drama / theatre.  Graduates of Drama and Theatre Studies have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value Drama and Theatre Studies graduates due to their transferable skills including creativity, discipline, teamwork, performance and presentation skills.

Useful Websites  
Creative Careers https://www.creativecareers.ie/
Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.ie/home/
Arts Management Ireland https://artsmanagement.ie/
Voluntary Arts https://www.voluntaryarts.org/
Theatre Forum https://www.theatreforum.ie/
The Stage (UK) https://www.thestage.co.uk/
Irish Theatre Institute http://www.irishtheatreinstit…
Youth Theatre Ireland http://www.youththeatre.ie/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
 

 

Mary Immaculate College’s BA in Early Childhood Care and Education is a full-time, four-year, honours degree programme (Level 8), designed to provide an exciting and challenging programme for those interested in working with young children, from birth to six years of age, in a range of early childhood settings.  It provides excellent professional education and a highly-regarded qualification in this most rewarding area, and was developed in response to contemporary developments in the field of early childhood education both in Ireland and internationally.  Graduates of Early Childhood Care and Education possess a comprehensive knowledge of early childhood and a deep understanding of the development, needs and experiences of young children.  Graduates will be equipped to work in a range of early childhood education and care settings including crèches, pre-schools, early intervention services and community and family centres in both the private and public sectors.

Useful Websites  
Department of Children & Youth Affairs https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-children-and-youth-affairs/?referrer=/*
City & County Childcare Committees https://myccc.ie/
Association of Childhood Professionals https://www.acpireland.com/
Early Childhood Ireland https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/
Jobs.ie https://www.jobs.ie/childcare_jobs.aspx
Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association https://www.iskaireland.org/
Curriculum Online https://www.curriculumonline… 
 

 

Economics will appeal to you if are interested in current affairs and in understanding the way economies function.  Many of the managerial decisions taken in modern business organisations and financial institutions require a comprehensive understanding of the global economic environment.  The study of Economics is an excellent way to acquire problem-solving skills and develop a logical, ordered way of looking at global current affairs.  Studying Economics also includes the application of quantitative tools, learning to use statistics and to read critically.  Economics will equip you with a range of skills that can be applied to a number of future careers in business, public service, social and economic research, finance and accountancy.

Useful Websites  
Chartered Accountants Ireland https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/
CIMA Ireland http://www.cimaglobal.com/ireland
ACCA Ireland https://www.accaglobal.com/ie/en.html
Irish Tax Institute https://taxinstitute.ie/
The Insurance Institute https://www.iii.ie/
The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland https://www.acoi.ie/
Department of Finance https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-finance/
Competition & Consumer Protection Commission https://www.ccpc.ie/
Central Statistics Office https://www.cso.ie/en/index.html
Enterprise Ireland https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/
IDA Ireland https://www.idaireland.com/
Central Bank of Ireland https://www.centralbank.ie/
Economic & Social Research Institute https://www.esri.ie/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.i… 
 

 

English is of central importance as a means of communication in the fields of commerce, media, law, science and technology.  Having the ability to speak and write fluently and accurately in English is clearly an asset to anyone who wishes to follow a career in any of these fields.  The English programme at Mary Immaculate College enables you to develop critical and analytical skills through an appreciation of the English language and its literature, as well as through the study of the social, cultural and historical contexts in which that literature was produced.  Graduates of English have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams.  Graduates of English are sought-after in fields such as marketing, public relations, library services, law, education and writing / editing.

Useful Websites  
Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS)

Quality & Qualifications Ireland

https://www.acels.ie/

https://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/English-Language-Education.aspx

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) https://www.iatefl.org/
Creative Careers https://www.creativecareers.ie/
Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.ie/home/
Arts Management Ireland https://artsmanagement.ie/
Voluntary Arts https://www.voluntaryarts.org/
Irish Writers Centre https://irishwriterscentre.ie/
Screen Ireland https://www.screenireland.ie/
Publishing Ireland https://www.publishingireland.com/
National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/where/ireland/
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) https://www.cipd.co.uk/
Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland https://iapi.ie/
The Library Association of Ireland https://www.libraryassociation.ie/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.i…
 

 

French is the fourth most spoken language in the world, with over 250 million speakers across all five continents, and is also one of the official languages of many international institutions, such as the United Nations. To communicate in French is to share in a vibrant and diverse cultural heritage whose presence is felt on every continent around the globe.  At Mary Immaculate College, you learn about French society, literature and culture as well as improving your language skills.  Graduates of modern languages, such as French, have a broad range of career options open to them.  Language skills are in scarce supply and can be used in a range of employment settings.  Studying a language clearly makes you a communicator, both orally and in writing.  If you undertook a mobility period abroad during your degree, you will have gained insight into another culture, adapted to new and changing surroundings, as well as having developed the capacity to work both in a team and independently.  These skills have value in a job market that is becoming increasingly global and will be appreciated by employers, whatever career you choose to pursue.  Graduates of French are sought-after in fields such as translation, interpreting, teaching and tourism.

Useful Websites  
Alliance Française http://www.alliance-francaise.ie/
College of Europe https://www.coleurope.eu/
Irish Translators’ & Interpreters’ Association https://www.translatorsassociation.ie/
Institute of Translation & Interpreting https://www.iti.org.uk/
Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC) https://aiic.net/
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics http://www.iraal.ie/
Chartered Institute of Linguists https://www.ciol.org.uk/
Association of Translation Companies https://www.atc.org.uk/
European Union https://europa.eu/
European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
EU Careers https://epso.europa.eu/
European Movement Ireland https://www.europeanmovement…
Europass https://europa.eu/europass/en
Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS)

Quality & Qualifications Ireland

https://www.acels.ie/

https://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/English-Language-Education.aspx

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) https://www.iatefl.org/
Enterprise Ireland https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/
Languages Connect https://languagesconnect.ie/working-with-languages/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.i…
 

 

Is dlúthchuid d’oidhreacht teanga agus chultúrtha na tíre seo í an Ghaeilge.  Nuair a roghnaíonn tú an Ghaeilge mar ábhar léinn i gColáiste Mhuire gan Smál, tugtar deis duit tógáil ar an líofacht atá agat sa Ghaeilge, agus faigheann tú léargas ar litríocht, ar theanga agus ar shaíocht na Gaeilge.  Graduates of languages, such as Irish, have a broad range of career options open to them.  Language skills are in scarce supply and can be used in a range of employment settings.  Studying a language clearly makes you a communicator, both orally and in writing.  Graduates of Irish are sought-after in fields such as translation, interpreting, teaching, media, IT, the arts and tourism.

Useful Websites  
Foras na Gaeilge https://www.forasnagaeilge.ie/
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta https://www.rte.ie/rnag/
TG4 https://tg4.ie/ga/
An Coimisinéir Teanga https://www.coimisineir.ie/
Foilsiú Éireann           https://www.publishingireland.com/
Údarás na Gaeltachta https://www.udaras.ie/
Conradh na Gaeilge https://cnag.ie/ga/
Gael Linn https://www.gael-linn.ie/
Screenwest http://screenwest.ie/
Gael-Taca http://www.gaeltaca.ie/en/
Ealaín na Gaeltachta https://ealain.ie/en/
An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta & Gaeltachta https://www.chg.gov.ie/
Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.ie/home/
Fulbright https://www.fulbright.ie/
Ireland Canada University Foundation http://www.icuf.ie/
Irish Translators’ & Interpreters’ Association https://www.translatorsassociation.ie/
Institute of Translation & Interpreting https://www.iti.org.uk/
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics http://www.iraal.ie/
Chartered Institute of Linguists https://www.ciol.org.uk/
Association of Translation Companies https://www.atc.org.uk/
European Union https://europa.eu/
European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
EU Careers https://epso.europa.eu/
European Movement Ireland https://www.europeanmovement…
Enterprise Ireland https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/
Languages Connect https://languagesconnect.ie/working-with-languages/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.i…
 

 

Geography is concerned with both the natural and the cultural environments created on the earth’s surface and with the inter-relationships between them.  It has links with a wide range of other disciplines and is a subject with enormous contemporary relevance in a world facing challenges such as globalisation, inequality, natural resource depletion, environmental degradation, climate change and large-scale international migration and refugee flows.  The study of Geography fosters an ability to synthesise knowledge and to think critically about complex processes.  In addition, students studying Geography acquire specialist skills that are increasingly in demand in our knowledge society, including skills in surveying, data analysis and mapping.  Graduates of Geography have a broad range of career options open to them and have a long track record in gaining employment across a number of different professions and organisations.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers select from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Graduates of Geography are sought-after in fields such as planning, environmental management, tourism / heritage management and community development.

Useful Websites  
Geographical Society of Ireland http://www.geographicalsocietyireland.ie/
Royal Geographical Society (UK) https://www.rgs.org/
Irish Planning Institute https://www.ipi.ie/
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.ie/
Marine Institute https://www.marine.ie/Home/home
Office of Public Works https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/office-of-public-works/
Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/Pages/default.aspx
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government https://www.housing.gov.ie/
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht https://www.chg.gov.ie/
GIS Jobs UK http://www.gis-jobs.co.uk/
Earthworks Jobs UK https://www.earthworks-jobs.com/
Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland http://agti.ie/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
Tourism Careers https://tourismcareers.ie/sec…
 

One of the major languages of the world, German is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union German offers access to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of many countries at the heart of Europe and is also a very important medium of communication for international business and trade.  This is also reflected in the Irish Government Strategy – Languages Connect 2017 – 2026 – which prioritises German over any other European and non-European foreign language, highlighting the need in Ireland for graduates with German.  Graduates of modern languages, such as German, have a broad range of career options open to them.  Language skills are in scarce supply and can be used in a range of employment settings.  Studying a language clearly makes you a communicator, both orally and in writing.  If you undertook a mobility period abroad during your degree, you will have gained insight into another culture, adapted to new and changing surroundings, as well as having developed the capacity to work both in a team and independently.  These skills have value in a job market that is becoming increasingly global and will be appreciated by employers, whatever career you choose to pursue.  Graduates of German are sought-after in fields such as translation, interpreting, teaching and tourism.

Useful Websites  
Goethe Institut https://www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/index.html
German Academic Exchange Service https://www.daad.de/en/
German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce https://www.german-irish.ie/en/
IDA (Germany) https://www.idaireland.com/how-we-help/global-teams/germany
College of Europe https://www.coleurope.eu/
Irish Translators’ & Interpreters’ Association https://www.translatorsassociation.ie/
Institute of Translation & Interpreting https://www.iti.org.uk/
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics http://www.iraal.ie/
Chartered Institute of Linguists https://www.ciol.org.uk/
Association of Translation Companies https://www.atc.org.uk/
European Union https://europa.eu/
European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
EU Careers https://epso.europa.eu/
European Movement Ireland https://www.europeanmovement…
Europass https://europa.eu/europass/en
Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS)

Quality & Qualifications Ireland

https://www.acels.ie/

https://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/English-Language-Education.aspx

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) https://www.iatefl.org/
Enterprise Ireland https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/
Languages Connect

Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education, 2017 – 2026

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/Foreign-Languages-Strategy/fls_languages_connect_strategy.pdf
The Teaching Council  
https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
 

 

At Mary Immaculate College, the study of History is not just about discovering what happened in the past, it is also concerned with understanding and interpreting the past.  History is exciting because historians rarely agree.  As a graduate of History, you have developed the skills necessary to undertake historical research, learned to present your findings effectively and to contribute to historical debates.  Graduates of History possess the skills to gather, interpret and evaluate a wide range of information and evidence, and this skill-set is highly valued by modern employers.  Graduates of History have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek graduates from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams and graduates of History are therefore sought-after in a range of different fields of employment.

Useful Websites  
The Heritage Council https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/
Irish Museums Association https://www.irishmuseums.org/
National Archives https://nationalarchives.gov.uk/
National Trust https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
UK & Ireland Genealogy www.genuki.org.uk
Historical Association https://www.history.org.uk/
Office of Public Works https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/office-of-public-works/
Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht https://www.chg.gov.ie/
Heritage Ireland http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/
Arts Management Ireland https://artsmanagement.ie/jobs/
Creative Careers https://www.creativecareers.ie/
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade https://www.dfa.ie/
Fáilte Ireland https://www.failteireland.ie/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/

Graduates of Linguistics have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams.  Graduates of Linguistics are sought-after in fields such as marketing, public relations, library services, law, education and writing / editing.

Useful Websites  
Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS)

Quality & Qualifications Ireland

https://www.acels.ie/

https://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/English-Language-Education.aspx

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) https://www.iatefl.org/
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics http://www.iraal.ie/
British Association for Applied Linguistics https://www.baal.org.uk/
International Association of Applied Linguistics https://aila.info/
International Association for Translation & Intercultural Studies https://www.iatis.org/index.php
Publishing Ireland https://www.publishingireland.com/
National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/where/ireland/
Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland https://iapi.ie/
The Library Association of Ireland https://www.libraryassociation.ie/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
 

 

Having Mathematics as a degree-level subject gives you many advantages.  It will improve your reasoning and critical thinking as well as enabling you to present logical arguments.  The communication of ideas is central to mathematics and this naturally lends itself to careers in teaching and other educational roles.  Also, a qualification in maths is highly sought-after in the commercial and technical worlds where analytical thinking and problem-solving are key assets.

Useful Websites  
Irish Mathematical Society https://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/ims/
Chartered Accountants Ireland https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/
CIMA Ireland http://www.cimaglobal.com/ireland
ACCA Ireland https://www.accaglobal.com/ie/en.html
Irish Tax Institute https://taxinstitute.ie/
The Insurance Institute https://www.iii.ie/
The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland https://www.acoi.ie/
Maths Careers https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/
European Mathematical Society https://euro-math-soc.eu/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
 

 

Media and Communication Studies at Mary Immaculate College gives you a solid foundation in theory and in hands-on production practice so that you are equipped to pursue a career in the media industry in Ireland and beyond.  Graduates of Media and Communication Studies have a broad range of career options open to them, due to their unique combination of technical and creative skills.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams.  Graduates of Media and Communication Studies are sought-after in the media, cultural and creative industries.

Useful Websites  
Creative Careers https://www.creativecareers.ie/
Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.ie/home/
Arts Management Ireland https://artsmanagement.ie/
Voluntary Arts https://www.voluntaryarts.org/
Irish Writers Centre https://irishwriterscentre.ie/
Screen Ireland https://www.screenireland.ie/
Publishing Ireland https://www.publishingireland.com/
National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/where/ireland/
Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland https://iapi.ie/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
Community Radio Ireland / Raidió Pobail na hĖireann https://craol.ie/
Learning Waves https://www.learningwaves.ie/
 

 

The Music programme at Mary Immaculate College explores the history and language of music and is designed to enable students to develop technical, analytical, critical, performing, aural and creative skills.  Performing ensembles include the MIC Choral Society, the University of Limerick Orchestra and Irish traditional music groups.  Graduates of Music have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value Music graduates due to their transferable skills including creativity, discipline, teamwork, presentation, critical reflection and cultural awareness.

Useful Websites  
Creative Careers https://www.creativecareers.ie/
Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.ie/home/
Arts Management Ireland https://artsmanagement.ie/
Voluntary Arts https://www.voluntaryarts.org/
Music Generation https://www.musicgeneration.i…
The Journal of Music https://journalofmusic.com/

https://journalofmusic.com/listings/opportunities/latest

Irish Music Rights Organisation https://www.imro.ie/
Music Therapy Ireland https://www.musictherapyireland.com/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
Society for Musicology in Ireland https://www.musicologyireland.com/
Society for Music Education in Ireland https://www.smei.ie/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
 

 

The Philosophy programme at Mary Immaculate College consists of a broad, flexible and accessible introduction to the subject.  The programme is structured to provide students with the skills necessary to appreciate more fully the central concerns of human existence and to develop abilities in problem-solving, reflective communication, writing and critical thinking.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams.  Graduates of Philosophy are sought-after in fields such as law, education, the media, politics, healthcare, public policy, social services, communications and government. 

Useful Websites  
Irish Philosophy https://www.irishphilosophy.c…
Publishing Ireland https://www.publishingireland.com/
National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/where/ireland/
For Purpose https://www.forpurpose.ie/ 
 

 

The study of Politics and International Relations is all about thinking critically and developing an understanding of the way the world works and changes.  Graduates develop strong analytical and reasoning skills and learn how to apply these skills to the real world.  Graduates develop a comprehensive understanding of domestic and international politics, the issues involved in international relations and the significance of politics as a global activity.  Studying Politics and International Relations opens up many career opportunities; as well as political and international roles, many graduates enter other professions such as publishing, journalism, banking and teaching.  It also forms a highly suitable foundation for postgraduate study.

Useful Websites  
United Nations Careers https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx
European Union https://europa.eu/
European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
EU Careers https://epso.europa.eu/
European Movement Ireland https://www.europeanmovement.ie/
Europass https://europa.eu/europass/en
Irish Government https://www.gov.ie/en/
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade https://www.dfa.ie/
Irish Aid https://www.irishaid.ie/
Public Jobs https://www.publicjobs.ie/en/
 

 

The Bachelor of Education is designed to qualify students to teach in primary schools.  Accredited by the Teaching Council, it seeks to equip participants with the competence to teach at all levels of the primary school.  Reflecting the College's well-established reputation for excellence in teacher education, this programme enables students to examine their role as a learner, a teacher, a researcher and a leader.  Insightful and challenging, the B Ed programme will prepare you for a varied and rewarding career as an educator.  The course promotes the personal and intellectual development of students, while providing the professional and academic foundation for a career in teaching.

Useful Websites  
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
Education Posts https://www.educationposts.ie/
Department of Education & Skills https://www.education.ie/en/
Scoilnet https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to… 
Curriculum Online https://www.curriculumonline…
Schooldays.ie https://www.schooldays.ie/ 

 

 

 

Psychology finds reason in why we think the way we think, feel the way we feel, and do the things we do.  If we understand this, we can not only improve ourselves, but we can understand why others think, feel, and behave the way they do.  As such, graduates in Psychology develop a wealth of skills useful in any aspect of their personal or professional lives that require interaction with other people.  Graduates of Psychology have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams.  Graduates of Psychology are sought-after in fields such as health and therapeutic services, marketing, public relations, law and education.

Useful Websites  
The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/
The British Psychological Society https://www.bps.org.uk/
Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland https://iapi.ie/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) https://www.cipd.co.uk/
 

 

Studying Public Administration and Leadership is ideal if you are interested in how the world works, particularly that part of the world that is in the public space that involves decision-making, political and otherwise, about how resources are allocated.  Graduates of Public Administration and Leadership are familiar with the politics of decision-making and public leadership and also with the ‘machinery’ that keeps this and other countries running.  Graduates understand how politics and the machinery of government interact and also how they relate to and engage with citizens and their organisations.  Studying Public Administration and Leadership opens up many career opportunities; graduates may embark on political careers or careers in the public or non-profit sectors, in Ireland or internationally.

Useful Websites  
Institute of Public Administration https://www.ipa.ie/
Institute of Leadership and Management https://www.institutelm.com/
United Nations Careers https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx
European Union https://europa.eu/
European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
EU Careers https://epso.europa.eu/
European Movement Ireland https://www.europeanmovement.ie/
Irish Government https://www.gov.ie/en/
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade https://www.dfa.ie/
Irish Aid https://www.irishaid.ie/
Public Jobs https://www.publicjobs.ie/en/
 

 

Sociology describes and explains social structures and processes.  It directs attention to how the constituent parts of society fit together and change and the consequences of that social change.  By focusing on the external forces that affect our values, attitudes and behaviours, Sociology helps us better understand ourselves and the motivations of others around us.  Graduates develop critical and analytical skills to look more objectively at our societies.  Graduates of Sociology have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams.  Graduates of Sociology are sought after in fields such as welfare, education, social research, and local and national government.

Useful Websites  
Sociological Association of Ireland https://www.sociology.ie/
National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/where/ireland/
The Marketing Institute https://mii.ie/
Public Relations Institute of Ireland http://www.prii.ie/
For Purpose https://www.forpurpose.ie/
 

 

One of the major languages of the world, Spanish is a native language to 480 million people worldwide and is one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world.  Spanish is the official language of Spain and most countries in Latin America, along with being the second language in the USA.  Spanish is also one of the official languages of the United Nations, the European Union and many other international bodies.  It plays a vital role in international business, international relations, audio-visual media and other areas.  Spanish is the key to the fascinating cultural heritage of Latin America and Spain.  Graduates of modern languages, such as Spanish, have a broad range of career options open to them.  Language skills are in scarce supply and can be used in a range of employment settings.  Studying a language clearly makes you a communicator, both orally and in writing.  If you undertook a mobility period abroad during your degree, you will have gained insight into another culture, adapted to new and changing surroundings, as well as having developed the capacity to work both in a team and independently.  These skills have value in a job market that is becoming increasingly global and will be appreciated by employers, whatever career you choose to pursue.  Graduates of Spanish are sought-after in fields such as translation, interpreting, teaching and tourism.

Useful Websites  
IDA (Spain) https://www.idaireland.com/
College of Europe https://www.coleurope.eu/
Irish Translators’ & Interpreters’ Association https://www.translatorsassociation.ie/
Institute of Translation & Interpreting https://www.iti.org.uk/
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics http://www.iraal.ie/
Chartered Institute of Linguists https://www.ciol.org.uk/
Association of Translation Companies https://www.atc.org.uk/
European Union https://europa.eu/
European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
EU Careers https://epso.europa.eu/
European Movement Ireland https://www.europeanmovement…
Europass https://europa.eu/europass/en
Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS)

Quality & Qualifications Ireland

https://www.acels.ie/

https://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/English-Language-Education.aspx

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) https://www.iatefl.org/
Enterprise Ireland https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/
Languages Connect https://languagesconnect.ie/working-with-languages/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
 

 

At Mary Immaculate College, the study of Theology and Religion entails an intellectual exploration of the belief systems that have played a vital role in the shaping of our world throughout the centuries.  Human beings are in search of meaning, and an engagement with theology allows students to examine critically some of the most profound answers given to the most fundamental questions about life.  Graduates of Theology and Religious Studies have a broad range of career options open to them.  In today’s employment market, a high percentage of employers seek students from a variety of degree disciplines in order to create a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible workforce.  Employers value graduates who can communicate effectively, who demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, are capable of exercising skilled judgement, possess a capacity to work independently as well as work within multi-disciplinary and creative work teams. 

Useful Websites  
Irish Theological Association https://irishtheologicalassociation.wordpress.com/
The Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
For Purpose https://www.forpurpose.ie/
 

 

Services for Employers

Employers who are interested in recruiting graduates from Mary Immaculate College's undergraduate degree programmes are invited to advertise vacancies via the Careers Service.  Employer presentations to current undergraduate students may also be arranged and publicised through the Careers Service by contacting the Careers Service Manager.

Contact & Office Hours

Careers Service Contact:

Maeve Sullivan

Careers Service Manager

Office Number: Room G04 (Ground Floor, Foundation Building)

Tel: 061-204307

E-mail: Maeve.Sullivan@mic.ul.ie / Careers.Service@mic.ul.ie 

MS Teams: Maeve.Sullivan@mic.ul.ie

Careers Service Office Hours: 

08:30 – 13:00 and 13:45 – 16:30, Monday to Thursday (closed at 16:15 on Friday).

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