Gavin McCarthy

Gavin McCarthy, MInT

Ard Scoil Ris, Dublin

Why you chose to study in DCU?

I've been coming to DCU since I was 7 years old, so when the time came to fill out the CAO form there was never a doubt in my mind that DCU was for me. The campus feels homely, the reputation precedes itself, and the courses are intriguing.

One unique part about your course that you like

MInT really expands on the creative side of business. We have modules/lectures on every faculty, from science and health, to computing, to engineering, to humanities. We get to explore far more than most courses ever would.

Best thing about DCU experience so far

Getting to grow from meeting so many people across all walks of life and challenge myself through engaging projects and assignments. DCU offers so many opportunities to develop yourself, and I tried to make full use of them.

Advice you would give to your younger self thinking of what to do/ where to go 

Ask questions. Whether it's at an open day, via email ( or even during a Snapchat Friday, ask any of the questions that have come to mind. It's a pretty big decision and shouldn't be based on assumptions.

Plans after DCU 

My plan after DCU is to start up my own business. I track the ideas that I have in a journal, even if it's only the smallest semblance of one. MInT is a course that supports people with entrepreneurial mindsets a lot and it's been very beneficial to me.