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Kyle Butler from Tramore, Co Waterford is a second year student in the Bachelor of Business Level seven degree. Kyle tells us that choosing this course is one of the best decisions he has ever made.
What attracted you to study at Waterford Institute of Technology?
I always wanted to study at WIT. There’s was something about the ambience of the college that appealed to me. Not only the great courses, but the campus is perfect. From the state of the art library, to the business building, I always knew from visiting when I was in secondary school that I wanted to study here.
Did you always know this was the course you wanted to do?
Yes. I always had a keen eye to the business course in WIT. The WIT Business school is known around Ireland for being one of the best in Ireland. I have a tendency to lead, and I want to progress to management, so this was always the right choice for me.
Why did you choose the FE progression route into WIT?
Unfortunately, I didn’t do as well as I wanted in the LC, not because I didn’t study, but simply because a lot of the subjects didn’t interest me. The thing about FE, is that it gives you the free will to go into the area you like, and progress from there. I then graduated with the 3rd highest in my class, from which I used this to go into WIT.
What words of advice do you have for new students?
One piece of advice is “don’t rush” and “don’t try to impress”. When I say don’t rush, I mean do some research about the course you are going into. Some people are going to college because they are expected to, so don’t just pick a course for the sake of it. I have seen plenty of peers do this and it really can become a messy situation. Always remember that you are there for you. Don’t pick a course because you feel like you should do it to impress your parents or family.
Use the colleges open days/information provided before making any decisions. Remember that this is your life and your education, so it’s your decision. Make sure you are ready to make the jump, because college really is an amazing experience.
What have been the highlights of your college experience?
My highlights personally was the experience as a whole. When I say that, I mean the friends I made, the lecturers/classes and of course the food. I am still on my college journey, so I’m sure there is much more to come.
How did being a class rep add to your college experience?
Being a class rep can really add to the experience as a whole. It gives you an opportunity to manage and look after any issues or any questions in general that arise in your class. Not to mention it’s also great on a CV.