Hannah Dobson knew that Dublin City University (DCU) was the place for her after an open day visit.
She felt it offered the "practical approach" she favoured and so her top three CAO choices were DCU, even though none of her friends was going there.
When her first preference, communications, came up, she was "absolutely delighted".
From the start, Hannah, a former pupil of Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, said she "absolutely loved DCU. I joined loads of societies and ended up in the position of first year rep".
During first year, one of the projects she got involved in was the Enactus social enterprise programme, and it was through that that she got a taste for business.
During her time on the communications course, Hannah did some work in an advertising agency and "after two weeks I decided I loved marketing".
At the end of first year Hannah, from Portobello, Dublin, decided she would like to switch to the MINT degree programme.
Now entering third year and in a very exciting move for Hannah, she has a 12-month work placement with the VW group off the M50, working exclusively on the Audi account.