The annual Get Smart! workshop took place today in the Gresham Hotel just around the corner. The library has played a pivotal role in this initiative for 1st years in The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism for their personnal and professional development. There was a fine good attendance to hear Kathryn Thomas (of rte No frontiers fame) talk about her career ups and downs, Micheline Corr of The firm provides tips on getting where you want in your career.
A great interactive sesion with all the students entitled "If only i'd know...." which explored what would have helped them on day 1 which they didn't know then, that they do know now. - if that makes sense. And also "What challenges (academic, personal, whatever) might a new student coming into college face during their 1st term?" Answers to these mysteries will hopefully help when planning the Get Smart sessions for the class of 2010/2011. All credit to Mary O'Rawe DIT lecturer and main driver behind Get Smart! going from strenght to strenght