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 Paul Meany from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Paul Meany

School Principal

Department of Education and Skills

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Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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This course prepares graduates for entry into the leisure industry at management level. Supervised work experience, practical modules, and continuous assessment are features of the course. Within the practical modules students are assessed for recognised qualifications in first aid, lifesaving and fitness instruction.

Students learn the academic and practical skills to become supervisory managers in their chosen sector of the leisure industry. Students especially acquire the necessary business skills to become industry professionals.

The BA in Leisure Management focuses on the broad leisure industry and includes a professional internship, practical modules and academic subjects, while preparing students for leadership in this field.

Students are taught how to become supervisory managers. Therefore there is a strong emphasis on academic subjects such as business, marketing, human resource management, leisure law, management and accounting.

Some practical modules include gym supervision and a safety programme for leisure management. Within some of the options, students are assessed for recognised qualifications in lifesaving and personal training.

European Languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language’

In the final year students choose from a range of options which allows them to tailor their studies to their particular interests. The range of options can vary from year to year but has included modules in coaching, community development, event management, sports and exercise nutrition and managing innovation.

 

The B.Sc. in Tourism Marketing is a great start for those wishing to pursue a career in the vibrant, worldwide, travel and tourism industry. The programme delves into the principles of marketing and how they are applied to the national and international tourism sectors.

The B.Sc. in Tourism Marketing degree focusses broadly on business and management subjects and more specifically at the marketing of tourism destinations.

The programme offers business subjects designed for the marketing and management of tourism enterprises such as visitor attractions, destination management companies, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, conference centres and management bureaux.

European languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language.

Students complete a six month internship in the second semester of Year 3. Internships give students an edge when it comes to getting that job in the tourism and marketing industry. Employers place huge value on first hand work experience on top of college education and we ensure that our students have both of these. These are unique networking opportunities to make contacts for careers in the future.

The BSc Tourism Marketing programme offers students the opportunity to engage with tourism and marketing industry through internship in Ireland and abroad. Internships in Europe are supported by the Erasmus + programme.


 

This course has an academic focus on applied management subjects, such as finance, IT, human resource management, sales and marketing, and communications. These are complemented by the more specific subjects such as tourism, transport studies, heritage studies, and tourism business studies. Students study one European language.


 

Event managers are needed to generate event ideas and facilitate them professionally. From a global event like the St. Patrick’s Festival to regional food and sport weekends, public celebrations and festivals, event management has evolved into big business. This growth nationally and internationally has been fuelled by the increase in the number, size and sophistication of events. Ireland has a thriving events sector which hosts exciting and varied events and festivals all throughout the year.

Studying this course will give you practical and theoretical skills in all aspects of event management. The event manager oversees and arranges all aspects of the event. Students become knowledgeable in areas such as event planning and design, marketing, sponsorship, staging and health and safety.

Students are equipped with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills needed to be successful in the exciting and vibrant events industry.

As well as event specific subjects such as Event Staging, Event Industry Studies and Event Risk Management, students follow a broad business course with subjects such as Management, Marketing and Finance and Law being some of the key areas studied to ensure that our graduates are well equipped to be successful in the sector.

European Languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language.

To ensure that our students hit the ground running, there are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3.

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