Imelda explains how she opted for a three-year level 7 course as 'four years felt like a long time when I was deciding what I wanted to do'
Imelda Whelan from Dungarvan, Co Waterford graduated from WIT with a BSc in Food Science with Business.
Why did you choose WIT?
Location as a big thing for me. I wanted to commute so I could stay at home and save money. I’m from Dungarvan so that made it possible for me because there was buses and I was able to get up and down no problem.
Have you found any work since finishing the degree?
Yes I’m currently working in Eurofins Food Testing in Dungarvan. I actually got the job from my work placement during my degree. They kept me on after I finished placement. I was working weekends until I finished college and went full time after so it kept me going and it was great to have before I finished. It allowed me to get some experience in the field. I’m starting a new job in Glanbia in two weeks. I would really hope to work my way up there over the next few years.
What did you enjoy most about WIT?
The social life is great and you really get to meet loads of different people. I made great friends and everyone in WIT is just so nice. There is no craziness like you would find in some of the universities. Everyone just gets on and it’s great.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to WIT?
Don’t leave it to the last minute. Enjoy your time as a student but knuckle down when you have to.
Would you consider doing the add on year for the level 8?
Not at the moment. The level 7 was enough to get me the job and it’s great to be able to do the three years and go. Four years felt like a long time when I was deciding what I wanted to do so it was great to have the three year level 7 to pick.