The Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey was the excellent venue for the annual Careers Fair organised by the Donegal Branch of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.
Almost 1500 students from secondary schools across Co Donegal attended throughout the day where almost 40 third level institutions from across Ireland, England, Wales and The Netherlands gathered to inform the students on the myriad of options available to them after their Leaving Certificate.
The Villa Rose was a hive of activity as the eager masses collected their pamphlets, prospectuses (as well as the odd free pen!) from the universities and colleges.
Questions were answered, details were taken and seeds were planted into the students’ minds in what was a hugely successful day.
The event is the flagship day of the Donegal IGC calendar and has gone from strength to strength over the years and is testament to the amount of hard work being done in our schools by the Guidance Counsellors.
A Twitter competition was also run on the day. Students were asked to follow the @IGCDonegal twitter page and include a hashtag to be in with a chance to win one of four One-For-All vouchers worth 50 euro each.
The lucky winners were Marius Doherty, St Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Owen Mc Colgan, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Rosie Browne, Colaiste Chu Uladh, Ballinamore and Chloe Sweeney, Loreto Convent, Letterkenny.
Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who entered.
The event organisers, Mr Rory White Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Ms Georgina White, St Columba’s College, Stranorlar and Ms Mairead Mc Gurren, Colaiste Colmcille, Ballyshannon would like to thank all the institutions for attending the event, the teachers and guidance counsellors for taking the students to the event, the students themselves for their excellent behaviour on the day and Mr Tommy Gallen and his staff at The Villa Rose Hotel.