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‘GradLink’ Career Mentoring Programme


The Department runs a very successful Career Mentoring Programme each year for its third year students. The GradLink Mentoring Programme is an interactive learning and educational experience, provided to Junior Sophister students to assist them in their personal and career development. The programme is run in collaboration with the other Departments based within the School of Histories and Humanities, comprising the Departments of History, Classics and History of Art and Architecture.

Wednesday 26th October: Launch of GradLink Mentoring Programme
Junior Sophister students of the Departments of History, Classics and History of Art are invited to attend the launch of the School of Histories and Humanities GradLink Mentoring Programme on Wendnesday 26th October at 7.00pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub. Please register online at:

Graduates of each Department within the School are invited to participate in the mentoring programme. Approximately 20 mentors from the Departments of History, Classics and History of Art participate each year in the programme.

Mentors for 2016
Delia Donohoe (teacher, Stratford College)
Hilary Dungan (former Chaplain, TCD)
Dermot Hoiran (Acting Managing Director of Television, RTE)
Tina Leonard (Head of Advocacy and Public Affairs, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)
John Lush (Head of Omnichannel, Eir)
Frank Lynam (Head of Development, Noho Ltd)
Geoff McEvoy (SIPTU)
Leo McNamee (Documentation Assistant, National Museum of Ireland)
Kevin Murphy (Developer)
Meadh Murphy (Archivist, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
Lewis Purser (Director of Academic Affairs, Irish Universities Asssociation)

View the student/mentee guidelines

Download the GradLink Mentoring Poster (PDF, 318kb)

View the Launch Booklet 2014-15 listing all mentors (PDF, 629kb)

Further information on the GradLink Mentoring Programme

Career Prospects

Following four years of intensive study within the Department, students not only obtain an internationally recognised degree from Trinity College Dublin, but also gain a range of transferable skills. These include: writing, debating, presenting, researching and critical thinking in addition to communication, computer, multi-tasking and team building skills - all of which are highly sought after by employers. During your time at Trinity College, these skills are honed both in your academic and extra-curricular activities to enable you to adapt to and succeed in the working world.

Graduates of our Department are well equipped to pursue a multiplicity of career pathways, for example in the museum and cultural sector, as media and communications specialists, in public administration and of course, teaching and research.  The range of modules taught and skills acquired during your four years with us ensures that graduates of the Department go on to pursue highly successful careers in a wide range of areas.

The list below includes some of the professions which our graduates are currently working in:

  • Academia
  • Banking
  • Communications
  • Conservation
  • Curating
  • Information technology
  • Heritage
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Lecturing
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching

Career Advice

The Careers Advisory Service assists students in all aspects of career planning from career decision making (including the role of further study) through to building CVs and LinkedIn profiles, provides support with interview preparation, and advertises graduate vacancies as well as work experience and internship opportunities.
For further information email: or visit the website at:

Last updated 24 October 2016