Alumni: Where are they now?

Thursday, April 16, 2020

We are proud of our extraordinary alumni here at Griffith College. This blog is a collation of some of the highlights from the alumni profile submissions recently received. We will be posting full profiles later in the year, but wanted to share a sneak preview of the highlights from a number of our alumni focussing on their excellent achievements and celebrating our alumni community.

If you would like to share your post-graduation story and tell us how studying at Griffith College has impacted your life, we would love to hear from you. We have an online alumni profile questionnaire that you can complete in no more than 10 minutes here.

Contributing an alumni profile is a fantastic way to support the college - your profile could encourage a prospective student to study at Griffith or help a current student determine their career path. 

Images above, left to right: Anais Putre, Jessica Doran, Johanna Walsh, Gina Dalen Romey, Lina María Jiménez Ángel, Michael Oshagbemi & Yihua Wang.

Alumni profile snapshots

Anais Pautre, MA Interior Architecture 2016

Why did you choose to study with Griffith College?

“What interested me was the fact that teachers were also working in the design industry, teaching us practical and useful things for our future as designers; for example, Revit, design history and sustainability, which prepared us for work in the industry.”

Johanna Walsh, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 2011

How did Griffith College inspire your career path?

“I have always wanted to be a partner or a CFO in industry. My husband has always supported me and pushed me on to achieve this and overcome all obstacles along the way. Whilst studying at Griffith College, all my lecturers were amazing; I was so lucky to get great lecturers in all my subjects. We also had a really good connection within the class, I looked forward to going into Griffith every morning.”

Lina María Jiménez Ángel, MSc Global Brand Management 2018

What have your greatest achievement and biggest challenge been to date?

“Travelling from Colombia to Ireland was a huge challenge for me; I think my biggest achievement is having survived the transition from Colombia to Ireland in a positive way. Coming to a country that was so different was a challenge; Ireland has a different language and culture and when I first arrived it was really scary. However, now I look back, I realise that I did it!”

Yihua Wang, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 2008

What can you tell us about your future plans?

“I would love to live abroad; I currently live in China but would like to live in another country again.”

Michael Oshagbemi, MSc International Management 2017

What is the best piece of advice you've received?

“I would have to say the best piece of advice I have received is to ‘Stay focussed to achieve your goals.’ This has been something that I have applied to my study and working career.”

Gina Dalen Remoey, BA (Hons) Journalism and Media Communications 2011

What advice would you have for recent graduates?

“Be the best version of yourself.”

Jessica Doran BSc (Hons) Computer Science 2017

How would you describe Griffith College in three words?

  • Supportive
  • Inclusive
  • Personal

Want to get involved?

Griffith College has an active alumni office, with resources for both alumni and final-year students. Learn about events, find a mentor, or submit a profile to be featured here on our blog!