How Work Placement can Shape a Student’s College Experience

4 April 2018

As students embark on work experience this week at DIT College of Business, Student Placement Officer, Stacy MacCarthy shares with us her thoughts on how work placement plays a vital part in their personal and professional development.

Stacy is 25 years with DIT, creating significant relationships with companies and building integral work placement partnerships over the years to include Dunnes Stores, Dalata Group, KPMG, EY, Applegreen, ESB, Harvey Norman and Maximum Media to name a few.

Each year Ms MacCarthy has the tough job of placing over 300 students and works with over 200 companies to find the perfect fit for both student and organisation. Working with large multi- nationals to small start-ups, the diverse mix gives students a great opportunity to experience varying work environments.

DIT College of Business organise work placement for 3rd year students on a number of programmes ”The goal is to match the student to the company from a job perspective as well as personality, to ensure they’ll fit in with the organisational culture and ethos’

You can read the full story over on our business blog


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