Career Development Centre Team

General Contacts

Careers general email  - any query relating to the Career Development Centre's activities

Placement general email - any query from student or employer/organisation regarding a formal placement

Employability award queries

Are you a graduate recruiter? Email our employer engagement team.  

Marie Laffey

Head of Career Development Centre
Telephone: 00353 91 492909 Ext: 2909
Email Marie    

Area of Support: Management of the Career Development Centre. Find out more...

Aisling Conroy

Career Development Manager 
Tel: 00353 91 493610 / Ext 3610
Email Aisling     

Area of support: College of Business, Public Policy and Law... Find out more   

Clodagh Swanson

Career Development Adviser
Telephone: 00353 91493925 Ext: 3925
Email Clodagh  

Area of support: College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies.

Ananda Geluk

Careers Adviser
Telephone: 00353 91 493169 Ext: 3169
Email Ananda

Area of support: Career guidance, employability support, application reviews, interview preparation. Find out more...

Kendra Cassidy

Information Officer 
Telephone: 00353 91 493181 Ext: 3181 
Email Kendra   

Area of support: Information and website management, graduate outcomes survey, social media. Find out more...

Dearbhla Nolan

Information Assistant
Telephone: 00353 91 493589 Ext: 3589
Email Dearbhla           

Area of support: Careers Enquiries - main contact, appointment bookings  Find out more..

Susan Kenny

Student Engagement Coordinator
Telephone: 00353 (0)91 492133
Email Susan  

Area of support: Student engagement via providing administrative support to event planning, marketing, and data management. Find out more...

Briana Madden

Employability Award Officer
Telephone: 00353 (0)91 493742 Ext. 5231
Email Briana

Area of support: NUI Galway Employability Award.  

Paul Stapleton

Systems Support Coordinator
Telephone: 00353 91 495231 Ext: 5231
Email Paul    

Area of support: Systems Support. 

Employer Engagement

Click here to email our employer engagement team
Phone: 00353 (0)91 492133 / 493589

Donal Hackett   

Employment Officer  
Telephone: 00353 91 492133 Ext: 2133
Email Donal

Area of support: Primary contact for employer events on campus and graduate recruitment activities. 

Work Based Learning & Placement


Heather Ní Caéra

Telephone: 00353 91 493646 Ext: 3646
Email Heather    
          or     Placement general enquiries    

Area of support: Placement Enquiries - main contact.

Breda Kenna

Work Based Learning Manager
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
Tel: 00353 91 494323 Ext: 4323
Email Breda     

College of Engineering and Informatics

Annette Dolan

Senior Placement Officer
Telephone: 00353 91 493168 Ext:3168
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Area of support: Computer Science & Information Technology, Electronic & Computer Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Project & Construction Engineering Find out more...

Fiona Curran

Placement Officer  
Email Fiona 

Area of support: Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Chemistry.

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Emma Marron

Placement Officer 
Tel: 00353 91 493926 Ext:3926
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Area of support: Arts. Find out more...

Kathryn McDermott

Placement Officer
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Tracy Shovlin

Placement Officer
Email Tracy

Area of Support: Bachelor of Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) and Bachelor of Arts with Children’s Studies courses.
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College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Paul O'Rahilly

Placement Officer
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
Tel: 00353 91 493511 Ext: 3511
Email Paul     

Area of support: Primarily responsible for the placement of students from Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience)... Find out more  

Brid Connolly

Placement Officer, Post Graduates
Discipline of Management
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Ecomonics
Tel: 00353 91 493516 / Ext 3516
Email Brid   

Grainne Carey

Placement Officer
Email Grainne
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and School of Computer Science

Area of support: Primarily responsible for the placement of students from the: MSc Corporate Finance, MSc Health Economics, MSc Global Environmental Economics, Higher Diploma in Data Analytics and Visualisation. Find out more...

Fiona Keane

Placement & Study Abroad Officer 
School of Law
Email Fiona   

Area of support: Primarily responsible for the placement of students from the College of Law and College of Arts for Human Rights students. Find out more...