Presentation College Carlow past pupil, Aife Dolan from Carlow town, says a social science degree opens up a vast range of possibilities for graduates
What are you currently doing since you left WIT?
I am currently employed with focus Ireland in Waterford and I’m really enjoying it so far. The job entails various different aspects of social science. I myself work in the childcare centre so we deal directly with the children doing homework support, afterschool activities etc. But we also focus on the parents of the children as well. I also eventually plan on doing a Masters and eventually become a probation officer in prisons because that’s the real dream.
How was your experience in WIT?
I absolutely love WIT I honestly could not fault my experience I’ve had here in the past three years as a student. The lecturers and staff are amazing and they always made you feel at home, it was genuinely a home away from home. The lecturers came to our level and helped us construct study plans that could enable us to meet our goals. The friends and people that have come into my life in the past three years have had such an impact on me as a person and I couldn’t be more grateful to WIT's small knit community for helping that happen.
Is there any advice you can give someone considering Social Science in WIT?
I personally think social science opens up your opportunities so much, there is such a vast range of possibilities when you finish your degree in the job sector. Doing social science allowed me to have a lot of different options and I was not restricted to just care, it’s also only a three year course so there’s still a lot of time there to advance on to a masters or PHD.
Interviewed by Kayleigh-Ann Myles at Conferring 2018