Career Guidance

Guide for Parents and Guardians to support their children in Higher Education Choices

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan TD has launched ‘Aiming Higher’ a Guide for Parents and Guardians at the University of Limerick.

The guide, which was authored by Patrice Twomey Director of the Cooperative Education and Careers Division at UL and funded by the Higher Education Authority, is aimed at parents (and guardians) of prospective third level students, to give them a practical understanding of the higher education system in Ireland and to help them to support their daughter or son in making informed decisions around third level courses and career choices. It is the first guide of its kind that is specifically targeted at parents and extensive consultation with parents drove much of its content

To view the document click on the link below:

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If you have any queries please contact the school’s  Career Guidance Counsellor: catherinecrawford@donegaletb.ie

 

Careers Fair  

career fair (1).jpgMulroy College hosted a careers fair where 18 guest speakers came into the college to present to 5th and 6th year students.

 

The career fair allowed students the opportunity to meet and listen to successful, experienced professionals from a wide range of careers that the students identified as areas of interest. Each presentation ended with a question and answer session.  Ms Catherine Crawford the school’s Career Guidance Counsellor is extremely grateful to all of the guest speakers for taking the time out of their busy day to advise senior students on possible careers. Students had the opportunity to evaluate the careers fair and the feedback was extremely positive. Students stated that they gained great insights into the various careers and they enjoyed the enthusiasm that the guest speakers showed. Student described the presentations as: inspiring, interesting, eye opening, beneficial and many students noted that they learned how self belief is the key to success. 

 

This years guests included Garda Brendan Roche and Garda Liam O’ Riordain  Mrs Labhaoise Maguire,  Ms Patricia Blaney, Mr Patrick Gildea, Mr Jamie Gallagher,Mr Jasson Black,  Mr Michael Black, Mr Chris Mc Gee, Mr Ken Mac Kenzie,  Ms Mary Stewart, Mr Dominic Brennan, Mr Aidan Murray, Mr Eamonn Ward and Mr Aaonraoi Cheevers. Lieutenant Asley O Connor, Corporal Linda Griddy and Private Brianna Mc Connell.

 

 

CAO – Last day for CAO discounted rate

Date/Time: 20th January 5:15pmApply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €25.http://www.cao.ie/

 

Guidance and counselling refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist students to make choices about  their lives and to make transitions to these choices.

These choices may be categorised into three distinct but interlinked areas:

  • Personal and social
  • Educational
  • Career

Ms Catherine Crawford is the Guidance Counsellor in Mulroy College. If you have any queries you can contact her on catherinecrawford@donegaletb.ie.

Guidance activities that assist students make informed choices include:

  • Personal counselling
  • Assessment
  • Career information e.g. (career classes, personal vocational guidance interviews, attendance at career events)
  • Use of information technology eg. Qualifax/Studentfinance/ Careers Portal
  • Personal and social developmental programmes
  • Counselling is a key part of the school guidance programme and it may include personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or combinations of these.

  School Mission Statement

Mulroy College embodies mutual respect, in a caring environment, while enabling students to achieve personal success and to move with confidence into a world of endless opportunities.

In achieving this, the Guidance Counsellor plays an important part in the areas of counselling and guidance as well as involvement in the Pastoral Care programme.

The Aims of the Guidance Counselling Service

The Guidance Counselling Service is seen as having a central role in the continuous developmental guidance process of each individual student. It contributes to the preparation of pupils for a life of autonomous well being and in so doing to respect the dignity of the individual and to respect the right to choose how he/she wishes to be in the world.

 Objectives

  • To assist pupils in decision making  and following through on such decision making, relating to all aspects of their lives, especially decisions relating to education, in their interactions with others and in thier career choice.
  • To promote knowledge, understanding, awareness and acceptance of self and others.
  • To oversee and promote progragrammes within the school that contribute to the personal and social enrichment of pupils.
  • To identify and explore opportunities and encourage independence and taking responsibility for themselves.

Framework for achieving objectives

The students’ needs on which the school guidance and counselling service is based can be grouped under three headings: educational needs, vocational needs and personal needs.

Education guidance and counselling refers to assisting students to find the information and develop the skills and attitudes necessary to get maximum benefit from their time in school. Students are given the support necessary to cope with education related problems as they arise, e.g. Problems with study, examination stress, subject choice, etc.

Vocational guidance and counselling refers to assisting students to find the information and develop the skills and attitudes necessary to explore and clarify career possibilities, to set attainable career goals, to make informed decisions and to take the necessary practical steps to implement these decisions.

Personal guidance and counselling refers to assisting students to find the information and develop the skills and attitudes necessary to cope successfully with their personal and social relationships both inside and outside school.