Careers, Communication and Confidence: the keys to a rich life - #SavvyTeenAcademy prepares teenagers for a wonderful, flourishing future and helps them build the foundations of harmonious success.
We decided to host a Zoom call instead whereby I would talk the students through a project management assignment and answer their questions.
Many people wonder how to give teenagers who look for a short work placement a positive, enjoyable, memorable experience. Last week, I worked with Medtronic, Galway to do just that.
My Dream Day at Work: PwC Ireland Transition Year Work Experience Group
A collage of memories and statements from our Savvy Teens over the years
Ever wonder how all those people who move to another country or city end up having incredibly successful careers? Although it may have much to do with their own motivation and hard work, it may be something else entirely.
If there's one thing I've taken from my time as a college student, it is that workshops are going to be one most useful tools at your disposal.
Whether you're looking for a getaway to the sunny streets of Spain or an opportunity to further your career in the bustling avenues of New York, there is so much the world has to offer.
So, you've been offered a place in the college of your dreams. You're ready to get stuck in to learning all about the digestive system of an elephant or maybe how to invest other peoples' money in the ever-changing stock market.
A night nobody talks about, but one that is often more challenging than the night before your first exam. The Leaving Cert limbo that is this night poses many difficulties for students.
I'm going to let you in on the 5 reasons why the college library has been so useful for my studies, and why it should become your second home during those college years.
Going on a J1 adventure is a staple stage in many students' lives during college. A J1 is a 4-month work visa issued to students in full-time degree level courses, synonymous with a Summer in the U.S.
Susan recorded a Facebook video with a review of Larry Smith''s book, "No Fears, No Excuses". Recommended reading for everybody who is at a turning point in their lives and feels uncomfortable about making big life decisions.
Savour those roller-coaster feelings. So many opportunities are waiting for you.
You're graduating soon and you want to see the world - you might even have your sights set on a specific foreign destination. Perhaps you've always wanted to live in [fill in the blank]. How do you convince a foreign employer to give you the job?
Susan explores the NUIG campus, where she was a student. It''s changed a lot since, but college is still buzzing with opportunities! Here is your guide to making the most of it.
In 8 months, or in a year and 8 months, you're going to be taking your Leaving Cert. You might be bracing yourself for 8 miserable months... But there is absolutely no need to be miserable! Find out how with this success strategy.
Asia is on the rise and is rife with opportunity, but too often teenagers are intimidated by this huge, complex continent. However, did you know you have a landing pad waiting for you there?
In this video, Susan shares the insights that this year's Savvy Teens shared with her. This is an instance of reverse mentoring, when a younger person shares their knowledge and experience with a more senior person.
How can adults help teenagers navigate those intense years? Should you be stricter? More relaxed? What can you do when it feels like your child just isn't listening to you? Will your teenager be OK?
Not sure what subjects you want to study, what career you should choose? The world of work is changing so fast - innovation offers amazing opportunities to young people.
Many people are terrified of standing up in front of an audience to speak. Students have to do a lot of public speaking: how do you give your best presentation? Susan, a professional speaker, shares her tips to master public speaking.
It's a big world out there. How do teenagers feel about it? Excited? Eager to discover it? Or overwhelmed? Slightly uneasy about all those unfamiliar places? Perhaps a mix of both...
At #SavvyTeenAcademy we get many questions about finding fulfilling work with a very strong international component. How do you find the money to travel the world? One way to do that is to work abroad.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to go through your teenage years and then your college years without the weight of this constant worry about finances?
How does knowledge of economics translate into a paycheck? Susan was interviewed on Newstalk by Bobby Kerr. From speaking at conferences, to helping a company decide on future strategy, to shaping public policy, an economist can have many different roles.
Right now you're somewhere in a spectrum between two groups. Up until the end of college, you have things taken care of for you. You're free now! No more homework and education!
In a recent Facebook Live, Susan talked about what you can expect when you sign up for this summer''s #SavvyTeenAcademy about Careers, Communication and Confidence
"The Savvy Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom" is solely dedicated to enabling people to achieve savvy money success and here are several ideas for you.
Join Susan as she gives a comprehensive description of the year in economics. What topics shaped the conversation, what was on everybody''s mind throughout the year, and why ?
Susan did a Facebook Live presentation on the drivers of the Irish economy for Economics teachers and their students. The topics she talks about in the video will be very helpful for students studying for the Irish Leaving Cert.
There are many skills that we use throughout our lives and we often don't get trained in them before we need them. #SavvyTeenAcademy is one such way to develop essential life skills and it's coming to Cork this summer.
I decided that I was going to try out a summer abroad after my first year at NUI Galway and had absolutely no idea whatsoever about how I was going to do it.
I started studying at the beginning of the year and this worked well for me as by the time the Junior Cert came around I felt that I had given the year my best effort and that I had prepared myself the best I could.
You might think that LinkedIn is just for people who are in the workforce already, but at third level, it's never too early to start thinking about building your network
How to find your dream job by honing your interview skills. We all know the formal job interview, start preparing now by doing these three things. Cut through your nerves and reach for the stars.
How to Handle Walking into a Room Full of Strangers - Overwhelmed - out of your depth - Totally normal - connected - the sky's the limit
The first day of any Summer Camp was always daunting for me, mix that in with being a teenager and not knowing what to expect and I was ready to turn around and go home.
After five days at SavvyTeenAcademy, students will be armed with a panoply of practical tools they will be able to use in many life situations: passing exams, applying for jobs, networking and confidently taking their life in the best direction.
Define 'savvy' for me: #SavvyTeenAcademy graduates Aoife and Niamh give their review of the programme.
A key section of the SavvyTeenAcademy curriculum is devoted to writing your own CV and cover letter. Here are ten characteristics that employers are looking for in a new hire, and how to demonstrate you have what it takes!
Home in on these five study skills to learn faster, remember longer, and ace your exams!
An over view of the SavvyTeenAcademy written by one of our students - #SavvyTeenAcademy
During a recent interview with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk , Susan HayesCulleton spoke about the myriad of ways to make money as a teenager.#Savvyteenacademy
Take a detailed look at the #SavvyTeenAcademy week, filled with activities, guest speakers, knowledge focusing on Careers, Communication and Confidence.
It's very important that you be true to yourself and follow your inner compass. You can't do anything about the past, but your future starts this second. Start now not at retirement Susan HayesCulleton
Steps to control and dissolve paralysing exam fear. Enjoy the Fear - What's the worst that can happen Susan HayesCulleton
My teachers thought they were helping me get an exam result, apply for a competition or pass a test. They weren't. They were giving me a solid foundation for my career, my company and my life. Coachford College - Susan HayesCulleton
Last Sunday (10 May) I was interviewed, along with Mary Phelan, a writer with the Irish Farmers Journal, by Conall O Móráin on Today FM, about summer jobs and teenage entrepreneurship. Susan HayesCulleton
Exam time can be one of the most stressful times for an entire household. In some houses, parents are worried that their teen is doing too much, is lying awake at night with anxiety and the household is forbidden from making any noise Susan HayesCulleton
Susan was recently interviewed on LMFM by Gerry Kelly about the #SavvyTeenAcademy - listen to the podcast to find out more about what students will learn with us this summer! Susan HayesCulleton