In photos: Science Careers Day 2019 at WIT

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 Pictured at the Waterford Institute of Technology Science Careers Day. Pictured are Michael Breen WIT, Susan Queally, Grad prog officer, Edward Colgan Agri Business Associate, Jim Bergin Glanbia, Michelle Ward who joined the graduate programme last sept and Tony Woodcock WIT. Picture: Patrick Browne

Pictured at the Waterford Institute of Technology Science Careers Day. Pictured are Michael Breen WIT, Susan Queally, Grad prog officer, Edward Colgan Agri Business Associate, Jim Bergin Glanbia, Michelle Ward who joined the graduate programme last sept and Tony Woodcock WIT. Picture: Patrick Browne

This event has resulted in lots of career opportunities for the WIT final year students, with some recent graduates present with their new employers

The Science Careers Day is an important annual event in the WIT calendar which brings together final year students and employers for a day of networking and learning about career opportunities. On Friday, 8 March 2019, nearly 300 final year students of the Land Sciences (Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and Agricultural Science) and the Laboratory Sciences (Pharma Science, Physics, Molecular Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science, and Food Science) met employers in the region and as in previous years, some students were even plucky enough to secure their first job interview. 

Professional students

Kelly Dunford, HR Generalist, Eurofins, which was one of the sponsors of the event, praised the networking session, saying “The students were fantastic- they were professional, outgoing, and asking all the right questions”.

Dr Tony Woodcock, the WIT Agriculture programme leader said “We were absolutely delighted to hold our careers event in the WIT Arena again this year, and were thrilled to welcome over 70 companies. We've been running these careers days for a number of years and they have gone from strength-to-strength every year. The link between WIT and industry in the region has always been very strong and something we pride ourselves on, and events like our Careers Day allow us to extend those links to our final year students and allow them to make valuable connections which will hopefully lead to employment. Today we had representatives from a range of industries including Agri-Food, Pharma, Horticulture, Forestry, Biology and Physics. We know that in the past this event has resulted in lots of career opportunities for the WIT final year students, and it was actually lovely to welcome some of our recent graduates representing the companies they work for, to today’s event”.

Each employer who attended the event received a Careers Day Graduate Handbook containing information on final year students, including a short biography and contact details.

Inaugural “Una McDermott Award for Contribution to Science” announced 

Also at the event, the family of the late Una McDermott, Horticulture programme leader were presented with an award named in her honour at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Science Careers Day on Friday, 8 March 2019.

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