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TOP THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN DUBLIN AND IRELAND

Our Global Ambassadors here at Trinity  hail from a range of countries: from Brazil and the US to India and Hong Kong.  They have co-written a blog post about the top things they love about living in Dublin and Ireland. 

Dublin:

Dublin is an extremely student-friendly and international city. Every time I walk around I hear at least one different language other than English, and that makes me feel even more connected to it. In Dublin you also get the best of both worlds, as the city offers everything you would expect from a capital city, but it is much smaller than other urban centres. In a way, you have the same opportunities just not as much chaos! Dublin City CenterAs a literature student, I love “getting lost” in the narrow streets of Dublin. Whenever a new semester begins I go on a hunt for cheap books. My favourite shops are The Secret Book and Record Shop, Chapters and Oxfam.

Luiza Maddalozzo, 3rd Year English Literature and Theatre Student from Brazil

 

Dublin is booming as an international hub. I love wandering around Grand Canal Docks where all the multi-national companies like Facebook and Google are located. Combined with the gorgeous Bord Gáis Theatre, it feels like you’re in a more futuristic setting and the opportunities are endless.

Audrey Chew, 4th Year Sociology and Psychology Student from Malaysia

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BITESIZE TOP 10 COURSES: BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES (BESS)

Grace is one of our US students who is in her fourth year in Trinity.  Here she lets us know about her experience of studying BESS at Trinity, one of our Top 10 Courses. 

Your name: Grace Tierney

Where you’re from in the US: Annapolis, Maryland – a small coastal town about an hour from Washington, DC.

Your year of study: Final year (4th year)

Your programme of study / course:
Business, Economics, and Social Studies (BESS) – getting a dual honors degree in Political Science and Sociology. 

What made you decide to study your course at Trinity?

I liked that BESS allowed the opportunity to choose from different degree options rather than choosing a course that bound your degree from day one.

What, if anything, was the most challenging thing about moving to Ireland to study?

The most challenging thing about moving to Ireland for me, as crazy as it sounds, was that I didn’t anticipate it being challenging at all. Going in to my first year at Trinity, not expecting to miss home or experience any culture shock at all (naïve, I know) meant that when those things happened, they really threw me for a loop. Luckily, the Trinity community really helped me find my footing and my friends were there when I needed them. 

How did you overcome the challenge?

As silly as it sounds – I overcame this challenge by letting time run its course. Homesickness and culture shock are things that get better with time and patience. Committing to doing everything I could to make sure that I was building a life in Dublin and making the most of my time at Trinity, through making great friends, exploring Ireland, focusing on academics, and getting involved in societies really helped me feel at home and helped make the transition easier.

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What aspect / module of your course have you enjoyed studying the most so far and why?

I’ve really enjoyed getting a more global perspective in my subjects – especially politics. If I had gone to university in America it most likely would’ve been a school in Washington DC and while I love DC, I know that I am getting a more worldly perspective studying politics outside of the “American bubble.”

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Publication of 30th Student Economic Review Celebrated with Major Reunion of Alumni

The 30th volume of the Student Economic Review (SER) was launched in the Dining Hall on Thursday March 24th, 2016.  To mark this landmark event committee members from each of the past twenty-nine years were invited to attend.  Over 200 guests were present, including current students who had essays accepted in the Review, plus family, returning alumni and current and retired staff.

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Interview with FOODCLOUD

Trinity Global Relations recently interviewed Iseult Ward (Founder & CEO of the Irish company Foodcloud).

1. What is FoodCloud and how did you come up with the idea?

FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food and charities in the community who need it. It’s essentially a platform that lets charities know there’s food available, and allows them to collect it, eliminating food waste too!

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Interview with Trinity Entrepreneurial Society

Recently our student blogger Ciara Walsh interviewed Conor Bolger Vice President of Trinity Entrepreneurial Society.  The Trinity Entrepreneurial Society is focused on helping students with business ideas, and on encouraging entrepreneurship among the student body and particularly among our members. We are not just an entrepreneurial society, however, and we concentrate heavily on helping students in all areas of business- with networking evenings, internship seminars, and the TES Dragons’ Den Competition

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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR AER LINGUS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CLASSIC

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday, 6th April …. over 20,000 already sold

Trinity College Dublin announced as location for Official Welcome Village

Boston College CEO Club announce Global Business Forum for Dublin

It is all systems go for this September’s Aer Lingus College Football Classic in the Aviva Stadium between Boston College and Georgia Tech with tickets, from €35, going on general sale through Ticketmaster at 9am next Wednesday, April 6th. Ticket sales to date, predominantly in the United States are in excess of 20,000 and all the indications are that the game on Saturday, September 3rd will be a complete sell out as the Navy vs Notre Dame was in 2012, an event that brought a direct economic benefit of over €85 million to Ireland.  An update on the plans for game-week were announced at a reception in Trinity College Dublin’s Dining Hall today (Thursday, 31st March).

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Student Jobs in Dublin

Before you ask, unfortunately no, I am not hiring staff at this time. During my time in college, I have had a few part time jobs, ranging from hospital porter to Global Relations Student Ambassador and everything in between.

Ok, working in first and second year is fine. It’s a bit of life experience on how to work in the professional world. . . well let’s face it, it’s good money for your “social” activities. While I won’t advise someone to not work during college, I would suggest not burning yourself out doing it. Between college and assignments and any club and society activity, work can drain your reserves fairly quickly.

Working in Dublin can be amazingly fun. I worked for a recruitment agency where I got assigned to a hospital as a porter for 3rd shift work. Now this doesn’t sound too appealing, but it was quite lucky for me. This was about a month before exams, I was working 6 days a week for 3 weeks. I know, I know, you’re thinking, where is the appeal? Well since it was 3rd shift, I literally had one job to do the entire night, and the Manager knew I had exams coming up, so she allowed me to bring my laptop and all my study material. Basically I got paid for 9 hours a night to study uninterrupted.

That was the nice job. The next year, I worked with Jurys Inn. Now, the folks were absolutely lovely, the job was interesting, but. . . yes, there is a “but”, the hours were crazy! I was in college 25 hours a week, study and assignments 20 hours a week and working anywhere from 20-40 hours a week. This was exhausting. I would be finished college at 5 and be in work for 6 to finish at 11. This amount of work caused my college work to slip a lot. It just was not sustainable.

Currently, I am working in the Trinity Global Room. This job has been the best job I have worked. Amazing people, incredible events, full of world culture and the boss is very conscious of our schedule and works around that for our hours. What more could you ask for?

If you must work, or if you want to work, the best piece of advice I can give you is to NOT take a job that will hurt your college work. Put college first and work second. Enjoy college life and try not to add any unnecessary stress to your experience.