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DkIT Launch ‘Career Journey Insights’ Podcast Series

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DkIT Launch ‘Career Journey Insights’ Podcast Series


Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are extremely excited to launch a new Podcast Series entitled ‘Career Journey Insights’. Developed by DkIT's Careers & Employability Centre (CEC), the podcast series features 6 DkIT Alumni who each share their unique career journeys and discuss building career resilience, strengthening job-seeking strategies and developing professional employability skills that help students to confidently progress to the world of work.


This podcast has been shortlisted in the category “Supporting Student/Graduate Employability Award 2023” at the AHECS Employability Awards 2023.


This podcast series features 6 DkIT Alumni who were invited to share their career journey to demonstrate to current students that career paths are not always linear, and the detours can provide career opportunities. There can be disappointments, obstacles, and challenges to overcome throughout a career, but it is how one deals with them and navigates the journey that leads to career success.


Episode 1: Aisling Cunningham, BSc in Computing Graduate — Software Engineer at EverQuote


Episode 2: Gavan O'Brien, BB in Marketing & Strategic Management Graduate — Managing Director of GradIreland


Episode 3: Ellie O'Neill, BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies Graduate — Talent Acquisition at STATSports


Episode 4: Kate Drumgool, BA in Event Management Graduate — Human Resource Manager at Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road


Episode 5: Mary Ellen Kelledy, B.Eng(Hons) in Product Design Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) Graduate — Chief of Staff, VP at Overhaul


About the Project

Ireland has become the world’s second-largest consumer of podcasts internationally. The Irish love storytelling and have taken to this medium with gusto. Social media is saturated with visual engagement. Podcasting allows for movement whilst listening, you can exercise, walk, or drive. DkIT Careers & Employability Centre (CEC) decided to get in on this medium as they could see the potential for connecting current students with Alumni. It's evident from the Podcast series that DkIT graduates bring Practical solutions to a complex world, they are Communicators, Collaborators and Confident change-makers.


To listen to the podcasts: Subscribe to DkIT Career Journey Insights (


To register as an employer, DkIT graduate or DkIT current student please visit

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