Journalism and PR Graduate Testimonial
Following completion of my Leaving Cert I started to research the alternative options out there. That is when I came across the vast range of courses and opportunities at Rathmines College of Further Education.
Starting my college life in the Certificate in Journalism and Public Relations course I was apprehensive and nervous but soon felt at home in the intimate surroundings of Rathmines. Tutors went that extra mile to help every student reach their potential. Small classes and individual attention meant I progressed well and decided to make the transition to a Higher National Diploma course. This qualification is recognised across the UK and Ireland so it meant that travelling was also an option.
The decision to move on to the next level was an easy one to make, I felt confident in the college and the amazing staff, enough to know that I could do well in the post graduate course – Diploma in Public Relations. The Diploma in Public Relations course accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland was a big step and challenge. Again I was greeted with enthusiasm by the tutors who went out of their way to make sure I achieved everything I had hoped to achieve.
Completing the Diploma in Public Relations course was fantastic and the worries I had after my Leaving Cert, not getting exactly what I wanted are now a distant memory.
It is important to remember that not gaining the points you want, need not the end of the world. Not going to Trinity, UCD or DIT doesn’t mean you can’t do well in life. The options out there are huge and the expertise in Rathmines means you can get there! Looking back on my years at Rathmines I cannot think of any negative comments. Individual talents are nurtured, personalities encouraged, student opinions matter and everyone is so approachable and helpful.
It is a great place to grow and learn and you are as important there as the next person. You are counted and not just a number in a lecture hall. I now work at O'Leary Public Relations and Marketing as a Senior Account Manager, as busy and as time intensive as it is I really enjoy all the elements of my job.
Aoife Murtagh, PR Manager, L'Oreal (Ireland)
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