Hear from Josh McCann, an IoD Student Member who has recently landed his dream job within a fellow IoD member company. The companies’ global headquarters are based in Northern Ireland and will open many doors for Josh as he embarks the beginning of a prosperous career path.
‘’My time as part of the IoD NI Student Member Society at QUB has been great as it gave a major boost to my confidence and career. As part of the student committee, we hosted an event to encourage students to apply for board roles and improve their knowledge of the different roles on a board. This really helped my own understanding and how my research in a spin out is interpreted by our directors. Also it is the first student society I have been a part of in my 7 years (4 year Meng, 3 year PhD) at QUB that attracts a range of disciplines from engineering, law, business and computer science. With a major focus on multidisciplinary teams throughout university, the IoD provided my first real chance to work with a diverse team. As I am coming to the end of my time in university, finding a job that I was interested in was really important to me. At IoD NI events, I came across multiple companies in NI that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. Also using the events as an opportunity to network and thus secure a job was an added bonus of my time in IoD student society. It will be different for everyone but what you put in to your time in the IoD will impact what you get from it.’’
- Josh McCann