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Our Transition Year students have had a busy week! Many of them were on work experience, but those of them who were not had the amazing opportunity to experience career talks from both Amazon and Google, as well as from Jen Stevens – journalist, editor and media consultant, who talked to our students about her career journey.

Here’s what our students had to say about it:

Tuesday: Amazon Web Services

The Amazon Web Services talk was an amazing experience for all who had the chance to attend. Prior to the talk, the knowledge I had of AWS was very little. I had no idea how present AWS was in our daily lives. On top of this, I had never explored the different careers within AWS and I was unaware of the opportunities within the company. Since the talk with four employees, all who have different positions within the company, my mind has been opened to many new career possibilities. I learned that within every company there are many different positions, so you are able to find a sector which you feel suits you best.

-Ceara Murphy 


Wednesday: Jen Stevens

On Wednesday, my class and I were very lucky to have a talk from journalist, editor and ghost book writer, Jennifer Stevens. It was really interesting to get an insight into the world of professional writing, particularly for those interested in a career related to journalism. We got some fascinating tips which can also be applied to subjects we study like English and History, and learned a lot about the writing industry as a whole. It was a really enjoyable experience.

-Siofra Delaney


Thursday: Google

The Google talk today gave me a lot of insight into career possibilities with Google or with a tech company generally. Going into this talk I had very little, if any, knowledge of how big Google is as a company and how many different sectors and aspects there can be in a tech company such as marketing, business, and law. This talk opened my mind up as to how many opportunities Google can offer you when you work for them such as the opportunity to travel and meet many different people from different cultures and backgrounds. 

Overall, I found the Google talk very informative and interesting. I definitely learned something new and this talk has really presented me new possibilities that I hadn’t known were out there before.

-Ruth Leviton

Big thanks to everyone for their time, and thanks to Robert for organising!