Career Conversations with Geography MU Alumni

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Rocque Lab, Maynooth University

On Tuesday, 9 April, the Department of Geography will hold a careers event in the Rocque Laboratory for final year geography and master's students. We're looking for geography alumni to come along and share their career experiences with these students from 4-5pm. If you're interested, please contact us by Friday, 5 April at

This event will involve a presentation and break-out groups covering various career strands, depending on the attendees on the day. Alumni will just be asked to share how their geography degree contributes to the work they do now and to give general advice on how to develop a career in that field.

Event Format

3:30pm: Welcome
Professor Gerry Kearns, Head of the Department of Geography, Maynooth University.
Emeritus Professor John Sweeney, Founding Director, MSc Climate Change, Maynooth Geography.
3:45pm: Career Tips from Alumni: Panel Discussion with

      Paul Alexander, Assistant Principal/Statistician, Central Statistics Office, Editor of GeoNews for the Geographical Society of Ireland, PhD Geography Alumni.
      Aideen Croasdell: Program Lead for the ArcGIS for Schools Program for Ireland and Northern Ireland, MSc GIS/RS Alumni.    
      David Flynn, Customer Success Manager, eSpatial, MA Geography Alumni. 
      Victoria Ramsey, Project Consultant, McCloy Consulting Ltd, Belfast, MSc CC Alumni. 

4:15pm: Small group informal discussion covering various career strands. We hope other alumni in attendance will offer general advice on how their Geography degree contributes to the work they now do and how to develop a career in that field.

4:45pm: Thank you and reception