Webinar topics and dates in May 2020 aimed at Leaving Certificate students, parents and Guidance Counsellors- after each webinar a link will be provided to view the presentation

A series of webinars will be available for the next academic year 2020/2021 for parents, students and Guidance Counsellors. Schedule to be announced 09/2020

This will be offered via Zoom download on this link for free. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Previous webinars this month

1. On Thursday May 7th at 7.30pm a webinar on Change of mind advice clinic. A recording of this presentation is now available, click on link provided. The password to access is 4C*?9u6+ .

I was joined by Dr Patrick Cosgrave from MIC, Caroline Duggan from NUIG, Laura Moloney from UL, Sarah O’Mahony from SCHM, Fiona Kelly LYIT, Brian Comerford from Classroom Guidance and Joanne Hanrahan Psychotherapist and Guidance Counsellor so far. A very comprehensive presentation was given by all providing great tips, do’s/don’ts and looking at options within your CAO application.

2 On Thursday May 14th Back-up plans to your first choice. The webinar was on PLC’s and QQI progression to 3rd level, alternative options to 3rd level, PLC route, the ladder system of progression in I.T.’s, postgraduate conversion option to courses of high points, and European options (EUNICAS) .
A recording of this presentation is now available, click on link provided. The password to access is @syn3rgy. I was joined by Caroline Duggan NUIG, Fiona Kelly LYIT, Rose Doyle LCFE, Laura Moloney from undergrad admissions UL, Joachim Barnett from Postgrad admissions UL, Sarah O’Mahony from SCHM with 2 students, Brian Comerford from Classroom Guidance and Guy Flouch from EUNICAS. The aim is to ensure that Leaving Certificate students are aware of all oppotunities to furthering their education and future career aspirations, especially if they feel they may fall short of what is needed for their first choice. 53% of students in 2019 got their 1st preference, so back-up options are very important. I gave a brief presentation on alternative options with each guest speaker giving key information and advice with Q&A throughout.

3. On Thursday May 21st the theme will be finance, funding, scholarships, expenses and budgeting. A recording of this presentation is now available Click on link provided. The password to access is @syn3rgy. The topic included finance/SUSI grants, funding, via bursaries & scholarships, accommodation, expenses and budgeting. It gives a very detailed insight into funding and financial supports available to students to help reduce the financial burden and also some excellent budget tips. Guest speakers involved were Dr Patrick Cosgrave from MIC, Caroline Duggan from NUIG, Fiona Kelly LYIT, Laura Moloney UL, Sarah O’Mahony SCHM, Brian Comerford (Classroom Guidance) and Guy Flouch EUNICAS.

4. On Thursday May 28th the theme was transition to college.
A recording of this presentation is now available Click on link provided. The password to access is @syn3rgy.
This seminar looked at the transition to college, supports that are in place, advice and guidance to ensure you hit the ground running, settle in quickly and effectively. How best to engage with your lectures, labs, assessments, research and extra curricular, especially with present pandemic. Guest speakers included Brian Comerford, Classroom Guidance,focused on tips for best transtion to college, Julie O’Connor Synergy Careers focused on tips for notetaking, along with the following college representatives; Dr. John McGinnity Maynooth University, Caroline Duggan NUIGalway, Sarah O’Mahoney SCHM, Dr. Patrick Cosgrave MIC, Fiona Kelly LYIT, and Stephen Ryan UL.

For September 2020

Option A – Choosing the best career

Option B – CAO, college application for 6th year parents

Option C – Goal setting & Study skills – geared towards exam students and parents

Option D – Exam Technique – geared towards exam students

Option E – Subject Choice and career decisions – geared towards students entering senior cycle and parents

Schools, Parent Groups or organisations who wish to book these workshops contact julie@synergycareers.ie

Dates, time, cost and venue will be posted closer to the time, follow us on www.facebook.com/synergycareers to ensure you get the notification.

Prebooking is essential to ensure your place on the day and to avoid disappointment. Please contact by email to julie@synergycareers.ie

Workshops/topics of interest but not listed, drop me an email and we can look at creating an option. 

Workshops