Canada native, Marie-Pierre talks about her experience and how she wanted to continue to develop her technical knowledge while also working full time
Marie-Pierre Beaudoin started the Higher Diploma in Science in Computer Science to continue to develop her knowledge in the area. Marie tells us about her experience with the online course which takes place over two years.
What attracted you to study at Waterford Institute of Technology?
I looked at the curriculum of many universities that offer Computer Science programs, before selecting WIT; I found that the syllabus is well aligned with the challenges in the workplace and it offered the flexible study arrangements that I required as I have two young children and work full time.
What was your motivation for choosing this course?
I have always been keen to continue developing my technical knowledge through reading and research, and try to apply this knowledge at work; a couple of years ago I decided that it would be great to do a program that provides good flexibility.
What have you done in life prior to studying here?
I hold a Master’s degree of Science in Finance (Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada) and I have been working in the financial services industry since 2007. I am currently the Head of Product Development for the Centaur group of companies; I recently relocated to our Luxembourg office, after spending the last seven years working in our Dublin office. Prior to joining Centaur in 2012, I worked in Bermuda between 2007 and 2012.
What words of advice do you have for new students?
Disruptive technologies are changing the way that businesses operate, it is very important to keep developing skills and stay up to date with all new advances in order to remain competitive in the workplace.
What have been the highlights of your college experience?
The dedication of the teachers and the other students is fantastic. The online platform used to deliver the information is very dynamic; it allows the participants to communicate with each other easily and creates a sense of community that offers support and encouragement.