Welcome to Carlow College, St. Patrick's Careers web page. Carlow College is committed to enabling students to reach their career potential by enhancing their employability skills throughout their time in college. From your first year and all the way through to final year, the careers office can support you in developing your graduate-level employability skills. We aim to achieve this through a wide variety of professional services that support students in their career decision-making. These include:


  • Graduate employability and career management skills
  • Graduate CV clinic and regular drop-in sessions
  • Support for postgraduate and job applications
  • Personal statements and career decision making
  • Graduate vacancy list
  • Work experience, internships and vacation opportunities
  • Interview skills and practice
  • Psychometric test practice


The Careers Service is delivered by a dedicated Careers Officer, Eleanor Kehoe, and Social Studies Lecturer, John McHugh who are both available at staggered times for one-to-one careers appointments and drop-ins. Online careers information is available to students through Moodle.


Carlow College is connected to potential employers through work placements on its Social Care programmes, and also through Humanities placements.


The Careers Service is seeking to expand its cooperative relationship with employers by inviting them to enquire about suitable graduates of Carlow College. The college has graduates of the following programmes: 


PC402   BA Humanities (Level 7) 
PC404 BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7)
PC405  BA Citizenship & Community Studies (Level 8)
PC410 BA Humanities (Level 8)
PC411 BA English & History (Level 8)
  MA Therapeutic Child Care (Level 9)

Contact the Careers Officer: Eleanor Kehoe at careersoffice@carlowcollege.ie



Students seeking employment can book a careers appointment and avail of the information available online and through resources in the college. Below are some useful links to websites for current vacancies:

www.ttmhealthcare.com www.jobs.ie 
www.activelink.ie www.educationcareers.ie
www.cpl.ie www.gradireland.ie
www.publicjobs.ie  www.monster.ie 


Salary guides are available on:www.glassdoor.com

Eleanor Kehoe

Careers Officer
Careers Office: Second Floor, behind John England Hall
Email: careersoffice@carlowcollege.ie
Phone: (059) 9153263


John McHugh

Programme Board Chair, M.A. in Therapeutic Child Care 
Lecturer in Social Studies
Email: jmchugh@carlowcollege.ie
Phone: (059) 9153228

Careers Drop-In Service (no appointment necessary)

   Day  Time  Location
 Eleanor Kehoe  Tuesday   12:00 to 14:00  Careers Office
 Thursday      15:00 to 17.00  Careers Office
The Careers Office may occasionally have to alter drop-in schedules.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this might cause and recommend students check the weekly schedule posted on the Careers Office door.  Disruptions to the schedule will be kept to a minimum.

Careers Appointments (email booking in advance) careersoffice@carlowcollege.ie


   Day  Time  Location
 Eleanor Kehoe  Wednesday  14:00 to 16:00       Careers Office

CV Clinic (no appointment necessary) term time only

   Day  Time  Location
 Eleanor Kehoe  Wednesday
10:30 to 12:30 Careers Office
 *The Careers office is located in the Student Resource Building (Students Union).
 To book an appointment with Eleanor Kehoe, email: careersoffice@carlowcollege.ie.

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