While the Association has been very active online with its members over the past three years providing opportunities for learning and connection, there has not been an opportunity to bring members from across the country together in person until now.
We are holding an event in RCSI, 123 St Stephen’s Green on Thursday, 27th April 2023.
The theme for this event is Reconnect and Reimagine, which we hope will give all our members time to reconnect with their AHECS colleagues from across the country, to meet new members, and to continue our reimaging of what our careers services will look like in the future. It will include short talks, discussions, and lots of networking time.
The proposed schedule of the day is as follows (please note schedule is subject to change)
9.30-9.45am – Registration
9.45-9.50am – Welcome by AHECS Chair, Orla Bannon
9.50-11am – Keynote Address – Joanne Hession – Founder of LIFT Ireland, The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts. Author and TEDx speaker.
11-11.30am – Coffee and networking
11.30-12.15pm – Spotlight on award nominations – A selection of presentations from the nominees of the AHECS Employability Awards 2023.
Building Effective Partnerships
UCC Stem Placement Team Clodagh Kerr – C.Kerr@ucc.ie
DCU INTRA Work Placement programme Maeve Long – email@example.com
RCSI Career Readiness Ciara Tallon – firstname.lastname@example.org
SETU Waterford/TU Dublin Lift the Lid Angela Collins and Jill Barrett – Angela.Collins@setu.ie – email@example.com
Trinity Business School Internship Ruth O’Leary – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Galway Strategic Partnerships Brianna Madden – email@example.com
Supporting Student/Graduate Employability
TU Dublin LGBTI+ Christiane Brennan – firstname.lastname@example.org
DKIT Career Journey Podcast Joyce O’Hara – email@example.com
MTU Forge Your Future Mary-Rose O’Sullivan – MaryRose.OSullivan@mtu.ie
RCSI Going for Gold Niamh Mullen – firstname.lastname@example.org
12.15-1pm – Breakouts: 3-4 breakout groups on thematic areas – roundtable discussion. Feedback to all from breakout groups and discussion
1-1.45pm – Lunch and networking
1.45 – 2.30pm – Address from Paul Slattery – Executive Presence Coach | Award Winning Presentation Skills Coach | Lecturer and Communication Skills Expert | Speaker
2.30 – 3.15pm – Spotlight on award nominations – A selection of presentations from the nominees of the AHECS Employability Awards 2023.
ATU Webinar Wednesday Deborah Seddon, Adette Ring, Fiona O’Donnell and Catherine Lyster- email@example.com – Adette.Ring@atu.ie – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
DCU Career Visioning Jennifer Kwan and Venita Murphy – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
Queens University Future Ready Roadmap Aoife Stuart-Madge – A.Stuart-Madge@qub.ac.uk
RCSI Medical Residency in Canada Fionnuala Rahilly – firstname.lastname@example.org
UCD Reimagining the Careers Service with tailored advice Kevin DeGroote – email@example.com
Ulster University Enterprise Placement Year Jackie Smyth – firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Informed Practice
Queens University School of Arts, English and Languages Emma Lennox – email@example.com
Trinity Business School MBA Career Development Model Patrick Phillips – firstname.lastname@example.org
TU Dublin Research Focus Jill Barrett – email@example.com
UCD Mapping Career Registration onto Access routes Kevin DeGroote – firstname.lastname@example.org
3.15-3.30pm – Wrap up and close
3.30-4.30pm – Optional RCSI tour
Note: There is no on site parking in RCSI, however there is a Q Park located behind 123 St Stephen’s Green or
the LUAS Green line stops outside St. Stephen’s Green.