Alumni return to talk to Anthropology Society Members
Following an appeal by the Alumni Office to postgraduate alumni to return to campus to talk to current students about their career path/choices since receiving their postgraduate qualifications, a lively and informative evening took place in the SU building on Wednesday 6th March.
Hosted by the Anthropology Society, President Jennifer McConnell welcomed a combination of first year and final year undergraduates for the first event of its kind for the Society. Karen Kelly, Alumni Officer and anthropology alumnus also, talked about her experience as an anthropology student in Maynooth and introduced the alumni speakers who gave three different perspectives on their careers to date - Fiona Larkan (BA 2002, PhD 2008), MSc Course Director for the Centre of Global Health at TCD, Dominic Martella (BA 1992, MA 1997), External Communications & Media Relations Manager for UCD and Therese Lyons (BA 2008, MA 2012) now working in the recruitment industry.
The undergrads had the opportunity to ask questions and to meet the speakers afterwards. All in all, a very successful event was enjoyed by a strong turnout of society members. The Anthropology Department was represented by Steve Coleman, lecturer and faculty member of Maynooth Alumni Advisory Board (MAAB).
Photo caption:(l-r); Thomas Kehoe, Fiona Larkan, Jennifer McConnell and Dominic Martella