Jade feels by choosing to study at an institute of technology (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) she had more interaction with lecturers
Jade Cuddihy is a graduate of both the BSc (Hons) Social Science and Masters of Business (HRM) at WIT. She is also a past pupil of Presentation Kilkenny. She now works in human resources.
Time at WIT
On which WIT campus are/were you based
Main Campus on the Cork Road
Why did you choose your course/ to study at WIT/ study in Waterford?
I chose to study in WIT because it was close to home and I really wanted to do Social Science.
What was your experience?
I had a brilliant time in WIT throughout the years. The lecturers were incredibly supportive and I felt like going to an institute of technology gave me that chance to interact with the lectures and challenge them in order to get the most out of my experience in college. My Masters degree was one of the toughest years but also one of the most enjoyable.
Can you recall your feeling when finding out you were offered a place in WIT
I was delighted I wouldn’t have to repeat my Leaving Cert!!! All joking aside, I was happy.
What advice would you give to students considering your course?
Make sure you really want to do a Masters because it’ll test your work ethic, you have to be committed to it entirely.
When and where was your first job after graduating?
Science Foundation Ireland
Where are you currently working? What position do you currently hold?
Science Foundation Ireland, HR administrative assistant.
How has your studies at WIT helped you to get where you are today?
I somehow moved from social science to HR. I don’t think I would have ended up in HR if I didn’t go to WIT, everything happens for a reason. I’m right where I’m supposed to be now.
How did your experience at WIT help get you to where you are now?
My experiences at WIT developed my resilience and work ethic. I was always supported throughout and that really made me believe in myself.
Anything else you would like to add?
I was the class rep for the HRM class.
I rented a flat in Waterford City.
What is Waterford like as a city for college social life?
Brilliant for undergraduates, post graduates not so much. Going out was the last thing on my mind when I was a postgrad.