As a University College Cork student you have access to information, support and guidance from our professional team of expert Careers Consultants throughout your time at UCC. Explore the below menus to find information on career planning, options with your degree and further study. Find out how to get experience while you study and how to prepare for life after graduation. Graduates can continue to avail of the services we offer for one year after graduation.
Meet our Career Consultants
A career consultant can support your ability to:
Make decisions and achieve goals that are aligned with personal strengths, values and interests. Clarify students’ individual interests, values, personal characteristics and aspirations using psychometrically validated questionnaires. Present a professional image to the world online, in writing and in person. Identify local, national and international development opportunities, on and off campus, voluntary and paid, educational and work-based Source and compete effectively for career opportunities of interest. We provide professional impartial, person-centred, confidential support to all students and recent graduates.
Hello, my name is BrendaNestor. I am a UCC Career Consultant with several years’ experience working with students from all colleges to achieve career success.
My background is in business development and I particularly specialise in providing individual and group career support to students from the College of Business and Law.
I would be delighted to provide you with advice on any career related area. You are important to me, and I will do everything I can to help you identify what you can do to develop your career and continue your journey to successful graduate employment.
Please get in touch! I look forward to working with you!
Hi, my name is Mary Coghlan. I have over 20+ years’ experience in Career Services including Work Placement, Graduate Recruitment and Professional Services. As a Career Consultant I support undergraduate and postgraduate students from all Collegesto make informed career decisions.
I coach students, developing employability skills through to successful job applications. I currently provide specialist career support to students from the College of Science, Engineering and Food science (SEFS).
Career Consultant- College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, College of Medicine and Health
Hi, my name is Deirdre Parker, and I work as aCareer Consultant in UCC. If you are a student of UCC you will have career goals and aspirations that matter hugely to you. Career Consultants can help in two important ways. Firstly, we can teach you the practical skills and knowledge you will need to prepare for the transition from college life to the world of work. Secondly, support. As qualified Career Consultants we can provide you with a safe and confidential space to brainstorm your ideas, share any concerns, seek impartial feedback, and evaluate your options. You can also learn about career opportunities that are relevant to you.
If you are a student of UCC of any degree or any year of study and you would like to organise an appointment, or a workshop do make contact.
My name is Mary McCarthy,as a career consultant with 20 years' experience across all degrees I help you to achieve Career Success and provide a specialist career support to students of Business and Law, Arts, and Humanities.
I provide individual career advice and coaching on all matters career related frommaking career decisions, CVS & job applications-to getting work experience and identifying things you can do, so you are highly employable when you graduate and much more.
I would be delighted to work with you on your career journey.
Hi, my name is Elaine Browne, I am a Career Consultant, with a background in Human Resources, Recruitment and Psychology.I work with students across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate courses through one-to-one consultations and employability workshopsto maximise their career potential.
I support students in their career decisions, getting relevant experience and ensuring they are work ready to develop a successful career. I currently provide specialist careers support to students in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.