Shawn tells how his educational journey has taken him from a level 5 Fetac course into a level 7 degree and now onto a level 8 honours degree and further specialisation
Shawn Phelan from New Ross, Co Wexford graduated from the BSc in Multimedia Applications Development, and is continuing his study in WIT for the honours degree.
What was your route onto this course?
I did a PLC in WCFE (Waterford College of Further Education) in Multimedia. It is a foundation block to go on to study in WIT.
I picked WIT because it is very respectable college for technology. If you want to study anything to do with IT or science it is a very good college.
What was your favourite modules?
There are a lot of modules that are very interesting. My favourite module was Networking and Administration. It is the process of configuring networks and routers, connecting PC’s, making sure everything is secure. Routers and monitors have to be configured together to make sure that they are communicating with each other. It was a very hands on module.
Did you do a placement?
I worked for a theatre company in New Ross. I worked from a more graphic side of things. They needed business cards, posters every month and I had to look at their social media as well as company information. It is better to do a placement because you get a lot more experience, you get out in the field and you expand your knowledge.
What was your experience of WIT?
It was great meeting the people you’re studying with, the more you throw yourself into the classes and the into the work the more you start to open up out of your own little shell. It was great finding my core group of friends, being able to bounce ideas off of each other and being able to trust others opinions was a great experience.
What are you doing now?
I am continuing in WIT studying the multimedia level 8 honours degree. Eventually I want to branch out into networking and IT security anything to with that I would be very interested in. The course offers a wide variety of different modules you can do. You could be doing programming, graphic design or networking so it’s a great course to dabble in and out of different things.
Interviewed at Conferring 2018 by Susie Brennan