Sligo Grammar School is very aware of the many challenges and difficulties our students face in their lives. The school offers in-house guidance counselling as well as co-ordinating with outside bodies such as Tusla and the HSE. All students and their parents are encouraged to make use of these services if they feel they need to.
Career Guidance is also offered to students on an on-going basis from Transition Year through to 6th Year.
Activities, workshops, Lectures and Awareness Weeks are routinely held to support the mental, emotional and physical well-being of our students. Visits to Universities and Colleges as well as talks and workshops are part of the Career Guidance programme for the Senior School
Ms Mc Guinness has interviewed some people about their career paths and hopes that their experiences may help our students choose careers for themselves. Listen to Mr Bryan Henry being interviewed below.
In the video below, Ms McGuinness interviews Mr. Shane o’Boyle who works in Marketing.
In the latest video Ms McGuinness interviews past pupil and vet, Kenneth Lipsett.
In the fourth in the series of Career interviews, Ms McGuinness talks to Emma Brennan about her work as a nutritionist.
In the fifth career interview, Ms Mc Guinness talks to John Oloyede, past pupil, about his career in nursing.
In her 6th interview Ms McGuinness talks to past pupil Alison Ring.
Ms McGuinness interviews Andrew Callaghan who works as an Occupational Therapist at Sligo University Hospital.
In the eighth Career interview Ms McGuinness talks to Sarah-Jane Lewis, past pupil and primary teacher.
In this, the ninth in the series, Ms McGuinness talks to Oisín Harney who is a Cadet in the Irish Defence Forces.
In the tenth Careers interview, Ms Mc Guinness talks to Jenni Molly who works in Sydney for PWC as a People and Organisation Consultant. This is her career story.
Career Interview #11. From banking to hospitality. Former SGS student and local Sligo restauranteur David Dunne talks about his diverse career path.
Career interview #12
Ms McGuinness talks to Ruth Wood-Martin who is Head of Nutrition with the IRFU
Rebecca Marsden is a fashion designer. In this interview she charts her career to date from a PLC course – Degree – MA and beyond.
CAREER INTERVIEW #17
Laura Bonner is an entrepreneur. This is her inspirational career story to date.
CAREER INTERVIEW #18
CAREER INTERVIEW #19
If you’re considering a career in law then listen to this in-depth interview for some really practical advice. Ciaran Tansey is a partner at Damien Tansey Solicitors.
CAREER INTERVIEW #20
Niall Carson is Head of Sales for UK & Irl for Free Now formerly MyTaxi.
CAREER INTERVIEW #21
CAREER INTERVIEW #22
Andrea Gilligan is a broadcast journalist with Newstalk Radio. If you’re considering a career in media, listen to her expert advice.
CAREER INTERVIEW #23
SUSI EDUCATION GRANTS
USI (student education grants) is now open to receive applications for the 2020/21 academic year. The process can be a little overwhelming, so, to help those who most need it, Classroom Guidance have created a 5 min video on “Student Grants in Ireland – How to Apply” It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/022M9QUwrRI
Due to the ongoing emergency regarding the Covid19 Pandemic, open days and information evenings in colleges and universities have gone on-line.
Below are some of the on-line events that are available to students.
Maynooth University – Engineering Maths Exam Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the Maynooth University Engineering Maths Exam for 2020.
This exam is a great opportunity for Leaving Cert students to secure the required H4 Maths for the MH304 Electronic Engineering Course in Maynooth University.
See what Jessica who used this entry route had to say about the exam; Like any 6th year student heading to college I had no idea what I wanted to study. All I knew for certain was that I liked math and I enjoyed solving problems. Therefore, I put engineering and computer science down on my CAO. As it turned out my worst nightmare came true, I let myself down in my Leaving Cert. I was made aware after my results about an exam Maynooth University offered to study Electronic Engineering. It was my saving grace as rather than repeating my Leaving Cert, I had this second chance to keep progressing. Needless to say I aced it, I am now on my way to graduating with a ME in Electronic Engineering in 2021! – Jessica Cullen, current MH304 Electronic Engineering Student
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