Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Joseph Conboy from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Joseph Conboy

Associate Director

Irish Tax Institute

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  Joseph Conboy
If you are looking for a career that keeps you always challenged and interested, then you really should consider a career in tax! The fact that tax is constantly changing helps keep it interesting. Every year we have a new Budget/Finance Act which introduces new tax law that we have to get on top off. So it means we are constantly learning and need to be up to date with changes as quickly as possible – that’s what our clients expect of us.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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DIT Careers Service Wins National Award

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DIT Careers Service Wins National Award

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 

DIT Careers Service Wins National Award

Last week some 600 graduate recruiters, educational institutions and influencers gathered in the Round Room of the Mansion House to celebrate achievement and innovation in graduate recruitment.

The DIT Careers Service was presented with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services Gold Medal in the Employability category.

A greatly improved economic environment contributed to the largest ever gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards ceremony, conducted in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Hosted by RTE’s Brian Dobson, the guest speaker at the event was Minister Ged Nash, who congratulated both the employers and the universities and Institutes of Technology on the range of innovation that was contributing to greater employability and opportunities for graduates.

Dave Kilmartin, Christiane Brennan and Peter Lewis, accepting the AHECS Award on behalf of DIT Careers Development Centre

Connect, Commit, Communicate: Transition into First Year

The accolade was awarded for a first year 'transition to higher education' initiative, entitled "Connect, Commit, Communicate: Transition into First Year ".

This highly successful workshop programme was developed by the Careers advisers and over 700 first year student participated. The workshop was developed in response to key DIT objectives including Student Engagement, Employability and Retention.

The Careers Service aim to ensure that every first year student has the opportunity to participate in the workshop within the first six weeks of starting college, and supports first year tutors and campus life colleagues to deliver the workshop.

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