UCC Italian graduates promote Irish exports

12 Sep 2010
Conferrings of graduates in Italian concluded on Friday, 10 September, with the ceremony for the BComm (European) with Italian [CK207]. Graduates of Italian are in demand from Irish exporters wishing to develop their markets in Italy.

The employment opportunities for Arts and Commerce language graduates and the role the latter can play in Ireland’s export-led economic recovery are demonstrated by the case of graduates Claire Creedon (BComm (European) with Italian, 2010) who has recently begun an eighteen-month placement with Bord Bia in Milan as part of the IBEC Export Orientation Programme, taking over the role of Eimear O’Mullane (BA Language & Cultural Studies – Italian, 2009) and Douglas Faughnan (BComm (European) with Italian, 2010) who will be travelling to Milan at the end of September to commence a two-year placement in Milan with Enterprise Ireland.

See Eimear O'Mullane's fascinating profile of her experience in Milan on the Department’s Facebook page. Eimear is by no means the first Arts graduate to shine within the IBEC EOP scheme, and profiles of some of the others can be found on our webpage dedicated to Our Graduates.

Recent graduates may be interested in Graduates 4 International Growth (G4IG). 'Enterprise Ireland will match graduates seeking entry level positions with hiring Enterprise Ireland client companies. Graduates 4 International Growth (G4IG) is 18 months in duration, with participants based a minimum of 12 months in an overseas market. Potential overseas markets include the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas (including Brazil), Russia and The Gulf. As well as securing an entry level job with an internationally focused Irish company successful applicants will also undertake a Diploma in International Growth in conjunction with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School' (G4IG Information for Graduates website).

In the picture: Claire Creedon and Eimear O'Mullane, with Milan's Piazza Cordusio in the background 

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