Category Archive for "Case Studies – 3rd Level

By: Andree Harpur  05/12/2011

He is really down. He feels that all his friends know what they are doing and he is the only one that is failing.” The Mother of a 20 year old young man in University explained.

This student had started a Science degree. He failed his First Year, but passed the repeats. Now at the start of Third Year, he really feels he is doing the wrong thing and that he has totally wasted nearly three years. He told the counsellor that he finds it really hard to go to lectures as he is not doing well and has no clear idea of where he is going.

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Your Intelligence | Andree Harpur

You need to trust that you were given this intelligence for a reason, develop it, put it out there and wait for the need in society to respond to it, which it will. In fact these activities would form so much part of their personalities and their natures that some clients would not see them as being gifts at all. Intelligence with Children – an instinctive understanding of the needs and the mind of children.


Useful Links | Andree Harpur

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Category Archive for "Case Studies – 2nd Level

I have to spend all day in school, do 3 hours study a night on 7 subjects, make sure I get loads of points and yet I am asked to trawl through thousands of careers, fill out forms, do a career project and decide what I am going to do when I leave school.


Category Archive for "Case Studies – Adults

He informed the counselor that this was not a career decision – “I just fell into it” Ten years later, he was married with a family. He had the impression that he went to work, came home, slept and went to work again the following day. At 36 this client had been in his job for 10 years.


CV and Interviews | Andree Harpur

A written reference from a past employer or a certificate for a course that might make the difference, e.g. a certificate in water safety if applying for a job in a local swimming pool. Competency-based interviews – where the candidate is asked questions with a particular focus on competencies required for the position. Your work experience: Where you worked, the position you held, for how long and the responsibilities you undertook.


CAO Application | Andree Harpur

Prior to the establishment of the Central Applications Office in Galway, if you were applying to different colleges you would have had to apply to each college separately, filling out several different forms. However, the CAO form covers all the universities, all the institutes of technology and some courses in private colleges – in other words, several applications in one.