Peter Mcguire

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Extended periods of working from home are likely until a Covid-19 vaccine is found.

Sitting at a computer and filling out job application after job application can be a little soul-destroying, especially at a time when fewer roles ar(...)

Be positive – there are opportunities out there. Photograph: iStock

Things changed fast. At the start of the year, students reasonably expected to graduate into a world full of job opportunities. But then coronavirus h(...)

Most internships are proper programmes and viewed as part of a vital talent pipeline.
Time to choose: job or internship?

A job or an internship? The choice is narrowing. In recent years, with the economy close to full employment, graduates took up internships as a way of(...)

Apps can help with making appointments, paying bills, doing your banking and other life-administration chores.

Your college days are behind you. The big bad world is calling – and what a world that the class of 2020 is graduating into. Getting a job, getting(...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

Before the pandemic, a survey by USI indicated that college students were already struggling with extreme anxiety and stress. Photograph: iStock

Every year, as a new batch of first years hit third level, college and national newspapers publish freshers’ guides The advice is usually timeless. C(...)

International travel might be limited for now but alternatives include taking a gap year, deferring and working or repeating the Leaving Cert.
CAO is not the only game in town

So you didn’t get the course you want. Or you’ve got the course you thought you wanted, but now you’ve changed your mind. Perhaps you don’t really wa(...)

	The key thing for anyone planning to attend a further or higher education college is to get their application in to SUSI as soon as possible.

Going to college can be expensive at the best of times, but with part-time jobs in short supply because of the Covid-19 crisis - and many parents out (...)

Amie McNamara got nine distinctions at Kerry College, which enabled her to study nursing at UCD

“I was disappointed when I got my Leaving Cert results and didn’t get the points for nursing. I got offered arts in UCC but I would only have been acc(...)

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