David O'Donovan |   Programme Leader BBS and BComm

Both the BBS & BComm programmes contain an excellent mix of practical and business modules that prepare students for working in the hospitality industry. A key feature is the placement aspect providing students with an opportunity to gain work experience as they progress towards obtaining their degree qualification
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Ceri Miller |   Personal Lines Account Executive at LHK Group

“I studied the Bachelor of Commerce with Digital Business & International Hotel Management through Shannon College and spent a year studying at the University of Galway. With the courses in Shannon College, you really do gain an extensive knowledge of Commerce, Business and Management which is extremely transferable and not just applicable to Hotel Management.”
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Paul Collardeau |   BBS Student Ambasssador 2021

After 2 years living in Australia and New-Zealand, I wanted to study closer to my family who are living in France. I was dreaming of studying in an international environment as it was important for me to master a second language. So, when choosing which country to pursue my studies in, Ireland stood out with its hospitable culture, warm atmosphere and welcoming people. It was also very easy to move in and transition into the lifestyle coming from a European country.
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Alice Buckley |   Student Ambassador 2022

In the first year of Shannon, you are introduced to practical rotations to include Kitchen, restaurant service, skills for work life, IT, and accommodation services. You will start by learning the basics of each department, from cutting vegetables and carrying a tray to cleaning bedrooms and interview preparations. You learn to see from and understand both the customer and the employee's perspectives. The rotations are broken down into smaller continuous assessments, final assessments, and group projects. In restaurant service, we learn all things food and beverage. We learn the history of the first Irish coffee, and correct barista service in a restaurant environment. Did you know the first Irish coffee was made in 1943 in Foynes, Co. Limerick? The lectures are great fun, even when you drop an entire tray of glasses! My favourite practical rotation had to be culinary. You start the day dressed in your chef whites and your knives sharpened. You learn from the very basics of cutting and making stocks, and gradually build your skills.
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Alina Kvinna |   HR Operations Project Coordinator AirBaltic

My journey at Shannon College started in 2012 when I moved to Ireland - a country I had never been to. It can feel daunting at the beginning as everything is new. In addition, I started my practical lessons in the kitchen which added an extra level of difficulty as my native language is not English. But all of that seems very much worth it now. The welcoming staff, international environment, competitions, charities, events - there are so many added bonuses to studying at Shannon including becoming part of the global family. After graduating I have worked within the hotel industry in London and Limerick whilst also completing my Masters in International Entrepreneurship. Now I have changed the industry slightly - to aviation, so similar but yet so different. I work within the HR department and the foundations from Shannon College have helped me to get where I am now.
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