Amy Colgan, Class of 2020 is currently working in Events in a 5* London hotel.

What 3 words best describe your experience as a student of Shannon College?

Fun- exciting – empowering

What college memory still makes you smile?

Most of them – particularly seeing everyone after returning from placement

If you had to re-live your time in Shannon College, would you do anything differently?

No – at times it was the most challenging experience, however nothing has ever prepared me for the real world more than my time at Shannon.

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?

Trust your instincts and believe in your ability

In your life, what achievement are you most proud of?

Graduating with two awards- the proudest moment of my life

What qualities do you think are most important to have for a rewarding career?

Determination, compassion, kindness and modesty

What has been the biggest challenge you have faced during Covid-19?

My day to day life changing in the sense of not being around my friends and partner. My career progression has been put on hold e.g promotion delays

Do you have words of wisdom that you try to live by?

No – just my moral compass that I trust more than anything or anyone

What advice do you have for current SCHM students who are looking for inspiration and hope?

Take every opportunity that comes your way but no matter where you get or who you become it’s so important to be yourself.

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