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Careers Guidance

Careers Guidance

Careers advice and information

Context
All girls Voluntary Secondary Catholic Schoolof approximately 700 pupils, with a broad spectrum of needs and aspirations.

Role

The role of the Guidance Counsellor is to provide for, and support, the Personal, Social, Educational and Vocational development of the student.

Guidance is a range of processes designed to enable individuals to make informed choices and transitions related to their personal, education and career development.

Counselling may be defined as the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self -knowledge, emotional acceptance, growth and the optimal development of personal resources. The overall aim is to provide an opportunity to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully.

Function
The Guidance Counsellor assists students with their personal, social, educational and career choices by providing counselling, support, assessment, information , referrals and classroom guidance activities. Click Here For The Full Document

 

UCD Science Careers and Open Evening:
01/11/2011.  Click on the link below for further information
http://www.dominican-college.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=1&Itemid=156

Useful Websites:

Irish Organisations:

An Bord Altanrais: The Irish Nursing Board http://www.nursingboard.ie
Central Applications Office (CAO) http://www.cao.ie
CERT - The State Tourism Trading Agency http://www.cert.ie
FÁS http://www.fas.ie
IBEC http://www.ibec.ie
Irish Defence Forces http://www.military.ie
Leargas http://www.leargas.ie
National Adult Literacy Agency http://www.nala.ie
National Centre for Technology in Education http://www.ncte.ie
National Council for Vocational Awards http://www.ncva.ie
Teagasc http://www.teagasc.ie

Irish resources:

CAO On-line Application System http://www.cao.ie
CareerNet http://www.iol.ie/careernet
Careers World http://www.careersworld.com
GAIRM http://www.fas.ie
Irish Jobs Page http://www.exp.ie
Jobfinder/Stepstone http://www.jobfinder.ie
Orange Jobs http://www.orangejobs.com
ScoilNet http://www.scoilnet.ie

International Organisations:

Careers Research and Advisory Centre http://www.crac.org.uk
European Employment Services (EURES) http://europa.eu.int/jobs/eures
National Association of Careers and Guidance
Teachers (UK)
http://www.nacgt.org.uk
UCAS - UK College Applications http://www.ucas.ac.uk

International Resources:

British University Information http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/
Career Perfect http://www.careerperfect.com
Career Resource Centre http://www.careers.org
CareerMosaic http://www.careermosaic.com
Careersoft http://www.careersoft.co.uk
Ecctis - UK Course Discover http://www.ecctis.co.uk
Embark.com http://www.embark.com
Guideline Career Services http://www.guideline-careers.co.uk
My Future - US Online Career Advice site http://www.myfuture.com
Online Profiles.com http://www.onlineprofiles.com
Progressions http://www.progressions.co.uk
US Careers Resource Centre http://www.uscareers.com

 

The list of new  links on the site.

  1. Bardic Database –    The Bardic Poetry Project in TCD
  2. Careers   using the Irish language – Career options using Irish
  3. Chemical Database –    ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and   structure search access to over 28 million structures
  4. Chemistry – This   site is compulsive reading even for non scientists.
  5. Chemistry – Discover Chemistry careers posters
  6. Chemistry Crosswords – A fun way to learn Chemistry
  7. College Board – USA   College and course selection site
  8. College Board USA – The   place for search for courses in America
  9. Courses listing in Irish –    Interest profiler with and career and course matching (CAO and PLC)
  10. Courses on Irish –    List of Courses in TCD
  11. Drink Aware – The leading   information portal on alcohol and drinking for consumers in Ireland
  12. Education in Germany – Basic information on the structure of   the German education system and on how it works.
  13. Educational   Games – We strive to push the envelope of traditional game design while   demonstrating the power of games to lead to new ways of thinking.
  14. EUNICAS – EUNiCAS is the   European Universities Central Application Support Service.
  15. Europass –    Opening doors to learning and working in Europe
  16. Exemption   from Irish or Third Language – NUI Application form for exemption –    PDF
  17. Genetics   for everyone – A fun introduction to the basics of Genetics
  18. Guide to UCAS – This is a must read for anyone thinking of   applying to UCAS
  19. Ipad Quick Reference Card – All you need to know to get your   iPad working – PDF
  20. Irish and Celtic Studies TCD   – Introduction to the Department
  21. Irish Grammar – Learn   Irish grammar
  22. Irish Language Jobs   – Gaelport.com offers a comprehensive database of Irish language jobs and   career opportunities
  23. Irish   Studies – An Interdisciplinary Course in Irish Civilisation in TCD
  24. Irish Studies, Celtic Studies,   Folklore and Linguistics – Irish department in UCD
  25. Languages Tutor Site – An   online workbook for your Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Latin   language students.
  26. Learning Chemistry –    Resources for those teaching or learning Chemistry
  27. Music Generation –    Music Generation is Ireland’s new National Music Education Programme
  28. Music Tuition Site –    Offers fun, interactive music lessons for music/instrument learners of all   ages
  29. Music   videos in Irish – Music Videos by Colaiste Lurgan
  30. Nano technology – The impact of this science area in our   economy – PDF
  31. Online Language Games –    Have fun playing while learning languages with Languagegames.org online   games!
  32. Study in Australia or New   Zealand – Free, independent, expert service for people looking to study in   Australia and New Zealand.
  33. Study in Sweden – This   is a comprehensive resource for information about higher education in   Sweden.
  34. Study in the UK – For anyone living in Ireland and thinking   of doing a third-level course in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the United   Kingdom
  35. Studying Commerce in Irish – Video in Irish
  36. Studying Irish – Video in studying Irish in NUIG
  37. Studying Irish – List of CAO courses on Irish in   Qualifax
  38. Why   Study Down Under – Why go all the way to Australia or New Zealand to study   at university ? Here are a few things to consider

 

Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff:

Please find below, new and comprehensive guidance and career links plus information for parents, teachers and all (first to sixth year) students . It is envisaged that these will be updated regularly to provide an invaluable research tool for everyone.

Guidance link          Careers Link

Topics include aptitude tests, study skills, subject choice, college/course career choice, CAO, UCAS, PLC, bullying, transition to second level/third level and many more topics of interest. Some of this information has been compiled by students themselves.

Please note that Dominican College does not accept any responsibilty for any misinformation/inaccuracies that may aoccur on the sites/links.

All Sixth Year parents and daughters applying to UCD please note an information session on CAO and choosing a course at UCD will be held on 12th January 2013. Check UCD website for further details.

Also check CAO website for any new recently introduced course.

Thank you and Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from the guidance dept.

Eva Hempenstall (Guidance Counsellor)