May 3, 2014

Great Expectations

Do you know what the problem with your early twenties is? Your expectations are far too high. You are not quite ready to relinquish the world as your oyster yet because you have only just savoured the sweet taste of life outside captivity. The bell barely tolls the end of your final college exam, and […]


May 3, 2014

The Weighting Game

A decent job. A rodent free apartment. A wage packet that doesn’t make you weep. There are so many things we hope to achieve after we exit the gilded gates of university, and justifiably so.  You have put in the groundwork, endured the unpaid internships and taken the necessary steps to avoid a future behind […]


May 3, 2014

Your Spelling and Grammar Check is Complete.

Ahh, the Curriculum Vitae. The most reviled and painstaking 400 words in every student’s existence. Unless you belong to the entrepreneurial elite, the CV is a formality which must be followed by all those who like to eat. Loosely translated as ‘the course of life’, it seems odd that the document should be so contradictory […]


May 3, 2014

50 Shades of Disappointment

What is the difference between a new graduate and Cupid? Nothing! You are both optimistic beings with an overwhelming zest for life and a romanticised view of the world. You are fun-loving; imbued with a sense of goodwill and a burning desire to make your mark on the world. Fast forward four years and the […]


May 3, 2014

Flying The Nest

Bless me Father, for I have graduated. It has been three months since my official graduation from NUIG. In that time, I have received no job offers and continue to worry for my prospective career. If you feel yourself being unceremoniously tossed from the nest, you will begin to understand that the transition from college […]