My Career Guidance Camp

Career Guidance Camps for Senior Cycle Students

"Learn, Discover, Achieve"

'Thousands of students drop out of college each year. Why? Most say they had picked the wrong course

Many school-leavers end up making their choices during the final term of secondary school when they are under exam pressure

That is why it is so important to get these decisions right as early as possible'

(The Irish Times, 2018)

My Career Guidance Camp was founded in 2021, by two Guidance Counsellors, Breda Ann de'Courcey and Faustina McLoughlin in response to the demand to provide a service that will support students with their choices and decision-making skills for life after the Leaving Certificate.

We know senior cycle students are a hardworking and diligent bunch. We understand, however, that they are busy with the demands of trying to juggle school work with other life interests. They often find themselves overwhelmed with the process of having to determine what pathway they will take after the Leaving Certificate.

There is much information out there to support students but it can be time-consuming and challenging to get access to the correct information and to seek out the vast array of different opportunities available. Students are often unsure of how to navigate the different application systems to take advantage of each unique opportunity. Students may also be forced to make choices about their future during the last term at school, at a time when they are already busy with orals, practicals and preparing for the state exams.

Our Career Guidance Camps will support 4th, 5th and 6th Year students. We have carefully designed these Career Guidance Camps with unique resources that are packed with concise information that will be useful to all senior cycle students. They are new, fresh and informative - they are camps with a difference! We want to show students how to use their research skills effectively and efficiently. We welcome you to take a closer look at how these camps can enable students to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to support them with their future career plans.

STEM Career Camps 2021


This Career Guidance Camp is for participants who might be considering a career in STEM after the Leaving Certificate, but who may be unsure of the exact area.

This informative and engaging Career Guidance Camp presents a thematic focus on opportunities in the area of Science & Engineering in particular. We will give participants a flavour of some of the courses and careers opportunities available nationally through various different pathways in Science & Engineering. We know that we will deliver content that will spark an interest!

Equally this Career Guidance Camp has an integrated, broader focus on career research and planning after secondary school.

We invite you to explore our Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp for yourself, so you can see what we have to offer.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Career Camp

This Career Guidance Camp is for participants who might be considering a course in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, but who may be unsure of what this involves.

This informative and engaging Career Guidance Camp presents a thematic focus on course offerings and combinations from a variety of institutions. We will present participants with a flavour of the career opportunities and examples of some postgraduate opportunities that can stem from a career in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

We present participants with a broader focus on career and course research which will be most useful when making a college application. We want participants to leave with confidence, knowing how to approach the next stage of their learning journey.

We invite you to explore our Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guidance Camp for yourself, to see what we have to offer.

Testimonials from students on our Science & Engineering

STEM Career Guidance Camp (Summer 2021)

I found the Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp to be very helpful and it gave me an insight into what courses I want to do at university. From the knowledge I gained during this course I have decided I want to go into a course involving chemistry. Thank you, I really enjoyed it - Sophia - TY Student


I found the Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp very useful. Before this, I only knew the surface of engineering and sciences. Also, I now understand the different paths available. I’m so grateful for this camp - Amanda - 5th Year Student


Having completed the Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp, I feel I would like to explore Engineering. It was certainly a very informative way to learn about career guidance - Hugh 5th Year Student


I found this Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp to be interesting, well researched and worthwhile. Having completed the STEM Camp, I now fully understand the options available for me to go into a career in science or engineering - Cuileann - 5th Year Student


I found this Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp extremely useful. It showed me all the different pathways that I can take and opened my eyes to so many new science courses that can take me to where I want to be in life. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to do this camp this summer it helped in so many ways. Thank you :) - Summer TY Student


This Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp is extremely beneficial in informing students of the courses and career paths in STEM that are available to them both in and outside Ireland. It helped me get a better understanding of what is involved in Engineering and Science at third level and how to compare courses and pick which is best suited for me. It also showed me other pathways such as apprenticeships which I hadn't thought about before this camp - Abby - 5th Year Student


The Science & Engineering Career Guidance Camp was very worthwhile and it was clear a lot of work had gone into creating it. Both presenters were very comfortable, approachable and knowledgeable. I have learned so much more than I thought I would over the past few days. - Jaimie 5th Year Student


Such a good Career Guidance Camp I learned way more than I thought I would. I have such a better understanding of everything that is available for me to decide on which pathway is better suited for me - Julia - 5th Year Student

Develop Skills

You will develop an abundance of skills on our Career Guidance Camps


Our interactive Career Guidance Camps will provide senior cycle students with the skills required to develop an effective career plan

Participants will discover the opportunities and pathways available to them as they transition out of secondary school

Technical Information

Our virtual Career Guidance Camps will be hosted through Zoom. This platform provides us with stable and secure features, where we can provide a comprehensive and engaging learning environment.

While on a virtual Career Guidance Camp we recommend that you use a large screen i.e. a desktop or laptop that has internet connectivity.

A resource pack with worksheets will be emailed to each participant in advance of each session.

We also use Kahoot, Mentimeter and Padlet to engage and motivate participants. Participants will be familiar with these ICT tools and sign up in advance is not required.

Unique Lessons

Our Career Guidance Camps are not based on any secondary school curriculum programme

They are unique and have been prepared with care and diligence