John Britton, Class of 2003 is currently working in Tourism.
What 3 words best describe your experience as a student of Shannon College?
Positive, developing, unusual.
What college memory still makes you smile?
My 21st birthday party.
If you had to re-live your time in Shannon College, would you do anything differently?
No, I don’t think I would have made it through an orthodox college.
What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?
Keep work and personal life separate.
In your life, what achievement are you most proud of?
Getting a diploma and a degree in two subjects I failed for the leaving cert.
What qualities do you think are most important to have for a rewarding career?
Working to your strengths will lead to a more enjoyable work experience, which will lead a higher quality of work.
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced during Covid-19?
Waiting for everything to reopen.
Do you have words of wisdom that you try to live by?
Try, fail, learn, try something else. Repeat until you have success.
What advice do you have for current SCHM students who are looking for inspiration and hope?
COVID will be gone by the time you have graduated. You have the best education in the industry and you have the best tools to succeed.