Student Career Stories

How students and graduates have taken advantage of opportunities to go further:

These stories showcase the ways in which students have taken advantage of opportunities, and engaged with Careers, Employability and Skills, and how doing this has helped them to develop skills and confidence, shape their aspirations and achieve career successes.

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Peter Cashel head

Peter Cashel
Law with Politics
Study China
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Caoimhe Cregan head

Caoimhe Cregan
BA Spanish and Portuguese
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Mariesa Dolan head

Mariesa Dolan
BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Risk Management (2015)
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James Douglas head

James Douglas
BA English and French
Account Executive, Four Colman Getty
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Emilt Foran head

Emily Foran
BA Drama
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Natalie Foster head

Natalie Foster
BA History (2013)
Analyst, FinTrU (Belfast)
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Molly Goyer Gorman head

Molly Goyer Gorman
MA Arts Management
PhD in the School of Creative Arts, QUB. 
Previously Development Officer for Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre
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Caoimhe Henderson head

Caoimhe Henderson
Common & Civil Law with Hispanic Studies (2013)
Whiskey Brand Ambassador, Irish Distillers
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Nicole Johnston head

Nicole Johnston
BSc International Business with French
Erasmus work placement with Citibank, Paris
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Amy Breen
Bachelor of Music (with a third of modules taken in French Studies)
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Conor Heaney Head

Conor Heaney
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
MPhil Philosophy, University of Warwick
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Gerard McGuigan Head

Gerard McGuigan
Common & Civil Law with French (2015)
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Michael Sweeney Head

Michael Sweeney
Law
Corporate Paralegal at Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP
Training Contract at Macfarlanes LLP
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 Leonie van Rest Head

Leonie van Rest
MA International Relations
Operations Analyst, Deutsche Bank (Dublin)
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Lorna Fitzpatrick

Lorna Fitzpatrick
Business Management
Graduate role with KPMG
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Jo Loh head

Jo Khoon Loh
BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Risk Management (2015)
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Caroline Maguire head

Caroline Maguire
Law with Politics
Irish Distillers, Jameson Ambassador in Minnesota
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Rebecca Mason head

Rebecca Mason
BA Joint Hons History and English Literature
Erasmus study abroad, University of Cologne, Germany
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Kevin McAleese head

Kevin McAleese
BSc Music Technology & Sonic Artst
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Danielle McDowell head

Danielle McDowell
BSc International Business Management with Spanish
Erasmus work placement in Barcelona
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Caroline McEvoy head

Caroline McEvoy
MA Broadcast Literacy
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Cormac McGrady head

Cormac McGrady
BA Politics (2012)
Master of Legal Science (2015)
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Christopher Murray head

Christopher Murray
BA French and German (Joint Hons) (2013)
Equity Middle Office Analyst, Citigroup (Belfast)
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Oonagh Nugent head

Oonagh Nugent
History and Politics
Brussels Study Tour
Study India, Study China
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Marilyn Parlett head

Marilyn Parlett
BSc International Business with French
Erasmus work placement in Paris
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Lucy Pollock head

Lucy Pollock
Law LLB
Study USA (Pennsylvania) & Study China (Shanghai)
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 Hannah Webb Head 

Hannah Webb
English Literature
Data Visualization Analyst, Deloitte, Belfast
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Brian Murphy head

Brian Murphy
LLB (Joint Honours) Law and Accounting 
Teacher of Mathematics and Resident House Tutor, Harrow International School, Hong Kong
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Sophia Sharma

Sophie Sharma
LLB (Joint Honours) Law
Business and Commercial Graduate Trainee
Veolia
 
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Rachel Hill
BA History
Management Assistant in Enterprise Rent-a-Car
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Lisa McCann Head

Lisa McCann
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
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Michael Jordan C4 Head

Michael Jordan
Film Studies
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Rosie Watterson Head 

Rosie Watterson
BA History
GDL & Training Contract with HSF
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Rachel McPeake

Rachel McPeake
Law LLB
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Alistair Pitt Head

Alistair Pitt
Law and Politics LLB
Human Rights Law LLM
Trainee Solicitor at HSF

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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Chris Boyd head

Chris Boyd
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Self-employed: Consulting and Professional Services, New York
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Emma Boyd head

Emma Boyd
MEng Aerospace Engineering with a Year in industry
Placement year with Rolls-Royce, Derby

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Eamon Byrne 2

Eamon Byrne
MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering
BT Core Networks Team Manager
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Tom Cosgrove head

Tom Cosgrove
BSc Architecture
Erasmus Study Abroad in Munich

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Heather Currie head

Heather Currie
BSc Computing Information Technology

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Clare Donnelly head

Clare Donnelly
BSc Psychology
MSc Atypical Child Development
Research Intern – Disability Services at QUB

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Zarah Eadie head

Zarah Eadie
MEng Computer Science

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Alex Kidston head

Alex Kidston
MSc Software Development

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Loirin Leonard head

Loirin Leonard
Chemistry with extended studies in Europe
Erasmus study abroad in Paris

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Dail Loughran head

Dail Loughran
MEng Civil Engineering

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Oonagh McArdle Head

Oonagh McArdle
Geography

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Peter McCrystal head

Peter McCrystal
MSci Mathematics and Statistics and Operational Research
Study China, Beijing

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Sarah McGrogan head

Sarah McGrogan
Business Information Technology

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John-Joe McGuckin head

John-Joe McGuckin
BSc Environmental Planning
Erasmus Study Abroad in Stockholm

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Steven Mulvenna Head

Steven Mulvenna
MEng Mechanical Engineering
IAESTE Graduate Internship at Wolf Robotics in Colorado

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Diane Murdock Head

Diane Murdock
MEng Computer Science

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Lois Nelson Head

Lois Nelson
BSc Information Technology
Placement Year QA Test Engineer at CyberSource NI

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Esther Nwagu head

Esther Nwagu
BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology

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Cormac Quinn head

Cormac Quinn
MEng Computer Science

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James Rodgers head

James Rodgers
BSc Geography
Management Trainee, Enterprise Rent-a-Car

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Vun Choon Wei Head

Vun Choon Wei
MSci Physics with Astrophysics

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Amber Nelson
MEng Mechanical Engineering
Placement Year with Mercedes 

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David Reid
Computing and Information Technology

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David Finnegan

David Finnegan
MSc Applied Mathematics and Physics
Senior Consultant for First Derivatives, Hong Kong

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Eoin OHare Head

Eoin O'Hare
MSci Physics
Summer Internship, Clarus Financial Technology

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Peter Shannon Head


Peter Shannon
BSc Mechanical Engineering
Process Engineer, Procter & Gamble

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Stephen Murphy Head

Stephen Murphy
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Patent Associate, FRKelly

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Joanna Reed Head 

Joanna Reed
BSc Psychology
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Ben Devlin Head 

Ben Devlin
MSc Mathematics
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Brendan Digney Head

Brendan Digney
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Aoife Kelly head

Aoife Kelly
Land Use and Environmental Management
Placement Year, InnovateHer and Study China 

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Eimear McKee Head

Eimer Magee
Biological Sciences 
PwC Assurance Associate Graduate Scheme

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Aaron McKenna Head

Aaron McKenna
BSc Zoology
Graduate Management Trainee – Moy Park

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Kathryn McLister Head

Kathryn McLister
LLB Law (2008)
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (2010)
Dentistry (BDS) (2015)

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Edna Rodriquez head

Edna Rodriguez
MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development (2013)
Research Assistant, Financial Times

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Grace Shannon head

Grace Shannon
Biological Sciences
Regulatory Affairs, Genpact Pharmalink

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Philip Turner head

Dr Phil Turner
Friends of Cancer Centre Funded Clinical Fellow

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Christine Walker Head

Christine Walker
MPharm
Pre-registration Pharmacist, Pfizer and Addenbrooke Hospital

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Christina Cousins Head
Christina Cousins
BSc Biomedical Science
Project Children, Summer Internship
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