GMIT Mayo is opening its doors to the public on Tuesday, 6 November (10am – 1pm) for an Open Morning for secondary school students, parents and anyone interested in starting or returning to third-level study as a mature student.
As a special feature this year staff are running a Graduate Careers Fair on the same day. A wide variety of employers, professional bodies and recruitment companies will available to discuss career options for graduates. Information stands and an expo will take place in St Mary’s Hall on campus.
Anne Donnelly, Student Services & Careers Officer, says: “We hope to have approximately thirty companies and organisations in attendance such as CIMA, CMS Distribution, CPA Ireland, Chartered Accountants, CPL Healthcare, Arcon Recruitment, Employability Mayo, Delphi Adventure Centre and Voluntary Service Ireland, to name a few.”
“Visitors will have an opportunity to take part in workshops on the various courses on offer such as Business, Accounting and Financial Management, Information Technology, Culture and Environment, History and Geography, Outdoor Education, Sustainable Building Technology, General and Psychiatric Nursing, Social Care and Early Childhood Education and Care. Staff and students will be on hand to talk about the many services available to support students during their time at third level.”
Visitors will have an opportunity to view the beautiful interior of the GMIT Mayo campus, formerly St Mary’s hospital, which has been restored and refurbished in recent years into a state of the art learning centre with excellent facilities.
Michael Gill, Head of Dept, says: “This event represents a wonderful opportunity to discover and find out more about the different options that are available on your doorstep in terms of higher education. Please come along and see what is on offer. It could very well be the beginning of another great adventure in your life.”
GMIT Mayo’s Access Officer, counsellor, chaplain and other staff will be available to answer any questions visitors may have about GMIT’s access and disability service, scholarships, financial supports, medical and student service and many more.
“This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about full time and part time courses on offer at GMIT Mayo campus. The additional feature of having employers and recruitment companies at the open morning will give students further information about new and emerging trends in careers and the areas where demand is growing for graduates,” adds Anne Donnelly, Student Services and Careers Officer at the Mayo campus.
If you have any queries or special requirements or wish to book a place please contact anne.donnelly@gmit Second-level students may book a place through their Career Guidance Counsellor. For more information about GMIT Mayo see: https://www.gmit.ie/mayo