Whitney Career Guidance understands that the CAO process can be a challenging time for both students and parents alike. We have put together a short video that answers some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to CAO.
Leaving cert students and their parents facing a very busy week in August. In its first major change within the CAO for over 20 years, this year sees a new and more streamlined schedule for CAO offers to successful students. In conjunction with the state examinations board the CAO have announced that students will […]
Resilience “refers to a class of phenomenon characterized by good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development” (Masten, 2001). This is something I see regularly in my work with young people and very evident with those young people who are impacted by the extra challenges of: ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, […]
The Big Day You made it! After years of study and last minute cramming, nervous preparations for class presentations and endless fall outs during group work – at long last, graduation has arrived. Graduation day is not like any other day you will experience throughout your college experience. There is no fretfulness or tension like […]
The time is approaching for you or the young adult in your family to transition into college life. We thought it important to gain a student’s perspective on this transition so we asked Laura Codd who has just completed a Bachelor of Business (Hons) Marketing to complete this script. Here are her views and thoughts […]
With around 470 places available to study Medicine within the CAO system I estimate that less than 1% of applicants sitting the leaving cert actually gain a place. To do so they must effectively be capable of achieving a minimum of c.570 points as well as achieving a high score of around 175 on the […]
One of the most important pieces of advice we can give to Leaving Cert students in our practice is “whatever you do, get a good solid Honours Degree. At least then, you will have a meaningful qualification from which you can launch your career”. The experience of being away at college for three to four […]