Tara O’Sullivan

Tell us why you chose this undergraduate degree

I chose the BA in International Relations as it offers a wide variety of unique modules that are not offered as part of other courses. I also liked how you could choose specific modules and streams which gives you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area that interests you, for example U.S politics. Another reason I chose this course was because it opens up a wide range of career paths in many different fields after graduation.

What are the highlights of your undergraduate experience at DCU?

One of the highlights of my undergraduate experience is the support I received from DCU and from my individual lecturers. I felt that my lecturers were always there to answer any questions I had and to help in any way they could. DCU also has many supports in place to help students academically which I found very helpful, especially during my first year.

What are your career plans or hopes? 

After I completed my degree, I was offered a position on the Peter McVerry Trust Graduate Programme. I was made aware of this programme through my DCU career guidance counsellor. The Peter Mc Verry trust is a housing and homeless organisation committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage. I am currently working in the area of supported temporary accommodation and am thoroughly enjoying the job and the experience so far!

Have you any advice for incoming students? 

My advice to incoming DCU students is to get involved in various clubs and societies to make friends and to meet new people. I had the opportunity to go on a trip to Berlin with the International Relations society in my first year and it is one of my fondest memories from DCU.

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