Currently in a career that I am very happy in but money really, really isn't great....I have come as far as I can in this career.
I wondered does anyone know any career guidance people in the connacht area? I would be willing to travel but finding it difficult to locate....I have a number of careers in mind but need information about how to get into them etc....
I don't know of anyone in the Connacht area - but if you post the career areas you are interested in someone here may be able to help you out.
Thanks Bonnie, intersted in Social Work, have a business studies degree so looking at teaching Business Studies, Home Economics as a teaching opt but feel that sligo is the only place to study that and I cannot do that and also Psychology.
Calla lily, good idea to go and see a career guidance counsellor, I went to see one a few years back and while I haven't yet done anything with it I know I'm leaning in the right direction with my plan to do something with photography. The person I went to was in Dublin though but I live in Sligo now myself.
I've just done a websearch and one name for Connacht has come up:
Catriona Ni Oiuicin, Colaiste Connacht, An Spideal, Co. Gallimhe, 091 553 124. I think she might be in a college in Galway but she may be able to put you in touch with a full time career guidance person. I got the name from
[quote="Calla Lilly ":2ijif26x]Thanks Bonnie, intersted in Social Work, have a business studies degree so looking at teaching Business Studies, Home Economics as a teaching opt but feel that sligo is the only place to study that and I cannot do that and also Psychology.[/quote:2ijif26x]
I'm no expert & I don't work in any of these areas. But from what I know;
SW must be a fairly accessible profession as I know a number of people who went back to college to do this and have been successful in obtaining jobs in the area since - even in recent times. I would also imagine that there is probably a few different areas that you could work in within SW.
For BS I'm fairly sure you would have to do a HDip.
AFAIK Sligo is the only place for Home Ec teaching. St Catherines in Dublin used to do it but I don't think they do anymore. Besides the fact that it is Sligo, I'm not sure if there is a mature student entry route? Also it is a fairly specific qualification & it would be difficult to secure employment, especially in a location you want.
Don't know much about psychology except that there may not be much employment in this area - without a lot of studying. Could be a long road.