Dublin City University hosted our inaugural ARTI Student Information Evening recently. The evening, organised by our Education Committee was a great success in helping students gain an insight into what to expect following graduation. Hazel Cooney, ARTI Education Committee member and DCU graduate organised the evening.
“ARTCs experience a huge learning curve following graduation. ARTCs have to quickly learn to promote ARTI in order to promote themselves. Very often to work as an ARTC you need to pursue self-employment and I think that this is an option that students may find daunting.”
The evening was designed to educate students about ARTI, employment opportunities and further education options open for to our ARTCs. Five ARTCs who were all past graduates of the DCU ATT programme spoke to the students. Four video presentations from ARTCs that couldn’t make it on the night also featured.
From the evenings presentations, it is apparent that ARTCs are working as an inherent part of multidisciplinary teams in professional and high-level amateur sports throughout Ireland and abroad. A number of graduates have pursued self-employment, and it was clear that they had become quite successful in running their own businesses. ARTCs are becoming more widely recognised in the community by the general public and other health professionals. This seems to have been mainly achieved through networking and involvement in community events. Many students have also decided to pursue further education including medicine, physiotherapy, and research degrees and highlighted the value of maintaining their affiliation with ARTI as they consider it an asset to their future career prospects.
“The speakers discussed practical real-world perspectives into the workings of ARTI and daily life as an ARTC and really highlighted the importance of networking, professionalism, and having a strong work ethic”
The DCU students found the event inspiring and the ARTI Education Committee plan to host similar evenings in Athlone IT and IT Carlow in the comings months.
Thanks to Hazel Cooney ARTC for organising the night and our speakers, Ciara Mulrooney ARTC, Sam Rice ARTC, Aoife Burke ARTC, James Storm ARTC, Karen McCann ARTC for their helpful practical tips and insights to our student members. Thanks to Emma Doherty ARTC, Ciaran Nannery ARTC, Eadaoin Holland ARTC and Laura Langton ARTC for sharing their video presentations in their absence.