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Young Professionals Career Development Session



Supporting today’s changemakers to shape future business success 

Are you a young professional who wants to give your career a boost and network with some influential business and professional leaders?

Are you a business leader who wants to hear what our leaders of tomorrow have to say and maybe give them a hand along the way?

If so, this event is for you – register now!

Young people today are real change makers – just look at the impact they have had on the climate change agenda, start-ups and recent global movements. Causeway is excited about the opportunity to learn from our Young Professional members and we also believe it is important we invest the time, training and money needed to help them flourish. The future of our businesses and sectors is with these young professionals and they can hold the key to our successes.

At Causeway we facilitate opportunities and networking to help business professionals in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland to work together and succeed. This extends to the support of graduates, young professionals and entrepreneurs, who can join our network in our '£30 for the under-30s' membership rate (that’s £2.50 a month – the price of a coffee!).

We are delighted to be hosting a career development and networking session to support this valued membership group. Causeway is all about building connections and facilitating opportunities for networking, sharing ideas and exploring potential beneficial collaborations. We also encourage business leaders who are interested in networking and connecting with this group to attend to hear their viewpoints and share proactive thoughts and ideas. 

At Causeway we pride ourselves at being a friendly, inclusive and approachable networking organisation. If you are not a Causeway member yet, but are interested in coming along to find out more about our network and the support we can offer to young Irish-Scottish professionals, graduates and entrepreneurs, you are very welcome to attend this event to see if joining the Causeway network is for you. 

This event will be interactive, upbeat and relaxed, with the opportunity for delegates to introduce themselves, ask questions to the panel and put forward thoughts and ideas throughout using the chat function, and will include a closing Q&A and networking session. 

Key speakers and topics covered include:

  • Finn O’Neill, Causeway Young Professional and Trainee Lawyer with CMS will co-host this event and discuss what he has learnt on his journey from graduation to trainee and the value he has found the Causeway network has brought for him in his career to date
  • Megan Harkins, Causeway Young Professional will also co-host and discuss her role since graduation working with a young entrepreneur who founded mental health start-up Ok Positive and the benefit she has found since joining the Causeway network 
  • Brigid Whoriskey, Causeway Director and Executive Coach with Envision will offer advice on defining your purpose, identifying your strengths and how to stay motivated.  She will also discuss the importance of networking throughout your career, with tips and tactics for making the right connections to boost your prospects
  • Gillian Nimmo of Star Recruitment will offer guidance on searching for the right position for you and strategies to use that will set your application and CV out from the rest.
  • Jane McCulloch, the Consul General of Ireland in Scotland will share some insights from her career path, including what can be learned from the bumps on the road.  A strong supporter of Young Professionals, she will share her journey as a Young Professional along unexpected routes to the influential role she holds today.
  • Ailis Watt, Causeway Young Professional and Masters in Earth Futures: Environments, Communities, Relationships postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow will outline what she has found are the benefits from the Causeway network since graduation and why she recommends building your network early in your career

Benefits of Young Professional Membership

By joining our network as a Young Professional member, you can avail of all the free networking opportunities and online events we host throughout the year. Find out more about the benefits of membership here and join us today! Email to find out more!

Once you have registered for this event, we will email you the Zoom access details and further information nearer the time of the event.

Date & Time

Thu, 24 September 2020

16:00 - 17:30

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