Follow your dreams, editor tells UCC graduates
Graduates have been urged to offer maximum adaptability and "that increasingly rare commodity of common-sense" in the fast-changing modern workplace.
Irish Independent editor Fionnán Sheahan also told University College Cork (UCC) graduates to "follow their dreams" in their chosen careers as he delivered the autumn conferring lecture.
Mr Sheahan, a UCC graduate and former vice-president of UCC Students' Union, told the 300 arts department graduates that it was also important to appreciate that learning is not just restricted to college.
"The motto of UCC is 'Where Finbarr taught let Munster learn'," he said.
Mr Sheahan said it was very interesting to note that the phrase used was 'learn' and not 'study' or 'memorise'.
"Learning doesn't only take place in a classroom or a lecture hall," he said.
UCC boasts more than 140,000 graduates worldwide. Dean of UCC's Arts Department Professor Patrick O'Donovan said this formed an invaluable network of contacts for all graduates.