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WIT Science careers day will take place online on Friday, 26 March 2021

The Department of Science at WIT is looking forward to the Science Careers Day, to be held online on Friday, 26 March 2021. We are particularly delighted this year to welcome Prof. Luke O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin) as the winner of the Una McDermott Award for Contribution to Science and our keynote speaker. He will be addressing final-year students from our full portfolio of science programmes, including: 

·         Agriculture

·         Agricultural Science

·         Food Science

·         Applied Biology

·         Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

·         Pharmaceutical Science

·         Physics for Modern Technology

·         Horticulture

·         Forestry

These students are currently engaged in the final year of an ordinary (three-year, Level 7) or honours (four-year, Level 8) degree and will be available for work in June 2021. We will also be including postgraduate students from these disciplines. 

Our students are highly-skilled individuals who have been trained to meet the demands of modern industry. Although employers cannot meet students and discuss career opportunities this year due to Covid restrictions, each interested employer will receive a Careers Day Graduate Handbook containing information on approximately 280 students, including a short biography and contact details. 

Schedule  

9.15 am Opening remarks  

9.20 am Keynote address by Prof. Luke O'Neill, Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin 

9.50 am Presentation of Una McDermott Award for Contribution to Science 

10.15 am Breakout sessions for each discipline (details below) 

11.30 am Close of breakout sessions and end of event

Breakout Session Details 

Agriculture / Agricultural Science  

Speakers: 

  • Dermot Buttle (Brussels)  
  • Aoife Forde (Teagasc Walsh Scholar) 
  • Michael Hennessy (Fyffes) 
Food Science  

Speakers: 

  • Michelle O’Hanlon (Sanofi) 
  • Laura Tyndall (Dahlicious, US) 
  • Sinead Fitzgerald (Atlantia Food Clinical Trials, US) 
Physics for Modern Technology 

Speakers: 

  • Alannah Vagg (ASML, The Netherlands)  
  • Ruth Howley (Tata Technologies, UK) 
  • Michael Cooke (Bausch + Lomb) 
  • Jack Haberlin (WIT/EPA PhD Student) 
  • Colin Barry, ON Semiconductor
Forestry 

Speakers: 

  • Mark McAuley (Forest Industries Ireland, IBEC) 
  • Declan Carroll (Forest Service, DAFM) 
  • Claire Howlin (Euroforest Ltd.) 
  • Ronan O'Keeffe (Coillte CGA) 
Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science 

Speakers: 

  • Matthew O’Rourke (MSD) 
  • Jessica Sheddon (Sanofi) 
  • Adam James (EirGen)  
Pharmaceutical Science  

Speakers: 

  • Cathal Wadding (Bausch & Lomb) 
  • Clara Eko (ARTeSYN Biosolutions) 
  • Vivienne Hennessy (MSD) 
Horticulture 

Speakers: 

  • Paul Maher (National Botanic Gardens) 
  • Diarmuid Gavin (landscape designer) 
  • Gráinne Murphy (Annaveigh Plants Ltd.) 

 

List of Companies Attending 2020 Event

Company Name

BD (Becton Dickinson)

EirGen

Engage Education

EPA

Eurofins

Fastnet - The Talent Group

GSK

Ipsen

Kinetic Labs

Matrix Recruitment

MSD

Nypro

Odyssey Validation

PMBRC

Sigmar Recruitment

T.E. Laboratories (TelLabs)

West Pharmaceuticals

WIT Careers Centre

ON Semiconductor

Waters

ThermoFisher Scientific

Glanbia

ABP Ireland

Grassland Agro

FRS

AIB

ASA

Agri Lloyd

Brett Brothers

Eurofins Agroscience Services Ltd

Quinns of Baltinglass

Irish Country Meats

SAMCO

Alltech

O'Shea Farms

FDC Agricultural Consultants

South East Regional Skills Forum

Dawn Meats

IFAC

ICBF

Teagasc

Green Acres Marketing

Hartley People

Farm Solutions

Veon Ltd

Forest Service, DAFM

Organic Trust

Bizzie Lizzie Flowers

Saturn Farms

Summerhill Landscaping

Dunhill Multi-Education Centre

Uniplumo

Paul Brophy Produce Ltd

Arbor Forest Management

Society of Irish Foresters

Coillte CGA

Irish Forestry Unit Trust

Forestry Services Ltd

Greenbelt Ltd

Irish Wood Producers

Agritech

Doyle Harvesting

TSSG

Voluntary Services International

Science Student Profiles

 
 

 

 

Land Science Student Profiles

 

pdf icon Land Sciences Careers Day 2018 booklet


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