This is a digital audio resource series to help prepare CUBS students for their work placement experience.
In this series, CUBS graduates describe their preparation, success and the pitfalls to avoid. They also share some incredible insights that they developed during their time on work placement and speak about the networks that they have established.
Plus, you’ll hear from the placement managers themselves, discover what they’re looking for and what students will learn whilst on placement. For more information visit CUBSUCC.com.
Jodean Remengesau, who completed her work placement with the Quay Co-Op in Cork, spoke to her placement manager, Simon Tiptaft, about the experience.
Jodean Remengesau gives her thoughts and insights on her work placement at the Quay Co-Op Cork and she says, 'communication, communication, communication' is key. Jodean also discusses overcoming language and social barriers and how reading a room and social interactions with people are so important.
CUBS student, Abhay Raj, who joined the UCC IGNITE programme for start-ups to develop his business idea called WheelsonShare, spoke to IGNITE’s Director, Eamon Curtin, about the benefits of the programme and why start-ups are an ideal environment for gaining work experience.
Amy McMahon, who completed her work placement with the FDC Group, speaks to fellow FDC Group Scholarship holders, Fiona Barry, Dylan Lane and Siobhan O’Driscoll about their experience with the company and gives some tips for students looking to apply for the scholarship programme.
FDC Group Scholar, Amy McMahon, gives some personal insights into her experience on the work placement programme and has some valuable advice for students on how to make the most of the experience.
Gastronomist, Sancho Machimbarrena, spoke to his supervisors on the Food Business and Innovation Masters programme, Dr. Lana Repar and Dr. Joe Bogue, about his project to harvest insects so they can be integrated into food products, like protein shakes or sauces, as well as finding out about the FBI programme and how it helps students establish their own start-ups in the industry.
CUBS students Katie O’Reilly and Damilola Odili, both took part in a 3-day hackathon this year aimed at designing digital solutions to help meet the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, and they spoke to two of their supervisors, Dr. Stephen McCarthy and Dr. Wendy Rowan, about how innovation and new thinking can help spark the development of ideas.