Monday 20 October 2014

Straight down to business

'I wanted to get a feel for the job'

Published 28/08/2014 | 02:30

Adam Roylance
Adam Roylance

For Adam Roylance, when it came to deciding on what third-level course to pursue, it was a toss up between information technology and business.

"I was torn between the two", said the 23-year-old from Waterford.

Eventually, Adam opted for business because he thought it "would give me more options".

He signed up for the Bachelor of Business four year, honours degree programme in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

The fact that the first two years are general, with students specialising in third year, was one of the things that appealed to him about the course.

Adam specialised in marketing, but other disciplines he could have pursued include accounting, finance or economics.

In third year too, students have a number of options, including a period of study abroad, under the Erasmus programme, or work experience.

He chose the work placement and, for six months, was a useful addition to the college's own marketing department. "I wanted to get a feel for the job", he said.

Adam, who graduated this summer, said the relatively small class sizes in WIT, made it easy to get to know the lecturers.

His verdict on the four years: "I absolutely loved it".

Over the summer, Adam has been deploying his marketing skills in a beachside restaurant in Chicago, USA and is keen to continue working "and get proper experience" before thinking about doing a master's.

Irish Independent

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