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Alumni Assistant Required

The Communications Office at DkIT is seeking an intern via the Jobsbridge programme to assist with a project that seeks to strengthen links with our alumni.

The intern will work with the Communications Manager and learn all about the day to day work of the office.

The post is available for six months. There are no special requirements but it would be most suited to those that have a qualification in Communications and Public Relations and would like to gain experience in a relevant area.

If you are interested and eligible contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a letter of motivation and a CV.

 

New Search Featured Added

We've listened to user feedback about the Alumni website from our ever growing member list, and made some improvements. Namely, these are:

  • - Bumped up RAM on server as site was slow at times
  • - Indexed some more user fields in database to speed up Members List
  • - Added "Year Graduated" and Department to the search facility in Members List - find classmates quicker!

 

DkIT DCU Alliance wins Government Approval

Dundalk IT President Denis Cummins has welcomed the statement on higher education by the Minister for Education and skills Ruairi Quinn. The New Landscape for Higher Education provides for a major programme for structural reform including institutional mergers and much greater levels of institutional collaboration.

The alliance between Dundalk IT and Dublin City University has the potential to enhance the capacity of both the institutes and the universities to deliver a quality higher education to their students and maximize effective use of resources. The new structure makes provisions for collaboration in teaching and learning, research and engagement. 

Commenting today DkIT President Denis Cummins said, “We have declared our intention to continue to develop as an institute of technology while meeting the criteria for technological universities through our close alliance with DCU. We welcome the announcement that the HEA are endorsing our plans and we look forward now to building on our alliance.”

 

450 jobs for Dundalk with eBay announcement

The US online auction company eBay is to create 450 jobs in Dundalk, Co Louth. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it is a great opportunity for the northeast and Dundalk.

PayPal, which is a subsidiary of eBay, announced the creation of 1,000 jobs at its Dundalk facility last year.

The two companies currently employ over 2,300 at their facilities in Dundalk and Blanchardstown in Dublin.

Ebay's Senior Director Customer Experience said up to 110 of the 450 customer service jobs announced today will be filled in Dundalk by the end of the year.

Gary Hagel said rest of the 450 jobs will be filled by the end of 2015.

Mr Hagel said: "We'll be filling up to 110 roles this year and we expect to have people serving our customers as early as May this year. The roles are available immediately and they are on our website.

"We're really looking for a range of skills. Essentially it's customer service and supporting customers who buy and sell on the site. We would encourage everyone from Dundalk and from the surrounding areas to check out our careers website."

Mr Hagel said he was certain that he would find the right recruits with the necessary technical skills and language skills.

He said: "We're very confident in Ireland and very confident in the people of Ireland, which is why we're advertising these roles today."

Paddy Malone of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce said there was no better endorsement than a sister company of one that is already established in the town coming in with the potential to create so many jobs.

He said: "Ebay would not have done this without having talked to Paypal as a sister company to know what they found when they came to Dundalk, so it’s a very positive message for the town and for the region."

Mr Malone said there had already been a very positive effect from the 1,000 jobs that were created by PenPal last year.

He said: "There is a positive impact on the town. The DKIT is buzzing. You can see a layer of expectancy around the town.

"Even in the housing market, there's beginning to be slight movements, but in a positive direction.

"We have the infrastructure capable to looking after these businesses."

 

DkIT Dept of Applied Sciences Graduate Survey

The Department of Applied Sciences recently announced their Graduate Survey for 2013, which can be found here. If you left DkIT recently and were studying Science/Agriculture in any form, it would be most appreciated if you could help us gather some useful statistics!

 
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