Reconnect and Reimagine

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 –

DCU                                            INTRA Work Placement programme             Maeve Long –

RCSI                                           Career Readiness                                             Ciara Tallon –

SETU Waterford/TU Dublin          Lift the Lid                                                         Angela Collins and Jill Barrett –

Trinity Business School                Internship                                                         Ruth O’Leary –

University of Galway                    Strategic Partnerships                                       Brianna Madden –

Supporting Student/Graduate Employability

TU Dublin                                    LGBTI+                                                            Christiane Brennan –

DKIT                                            Career Journey Podcast                                   Joyce O’Hara –

MTU                                            Forge Your Future                                             Mary-Rose O’Sullivan –

RCSI                                           Going for Gold                                                  Niamh Mullen –

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.

Strategic Innovation

ATU                                             Webinar Wednesday                                         Deborah Seddon, Adette Ring, Fiona O’Donnell and Catherine Lyster-

DCU                                            Career Visioning                                               Jennifer Kwan and Venita Murphy –

Queens University                        Future Ready Roadmap                                    Aoife Stuart-Madge –

RCSI                                           Medical Residency in Canada                               Fionnuala Rahilly –

UCD                                         Reimagining the Careers Service with tailored advice Kevin DeGroote –

Ulster University                           Enterprise Placement Year                                Jackie Smyth –

Research Informed Practice

Queens University                        School of Arts, English and Languages              Emma Lennox –

Trinity Business School                MBA Career Development Model                      Patrick Phillips –

TU Dublin                                    Research Focus                                               Jill Barrett –

UCD                                        Mapping Career Registration onto Access routes        Kevin DeGroote –

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.

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