By: Jeff Davis who starts the HDip in Applied Computing Technology this September.
It has been a long, winding road that brought me to my HDip at UCC! I’m an American from Nebraska that was passing through Cork 8 years ago. The year before, I was living in San Diego and made friends with some J1’ers that lived next door to me in Mission Beach. I was in the process of moving when I stopped off in Dublin, and the lads thought it would be a good idea to pop down to the Jazz Festival in Cork. I met a girl in the Savoy that night, and 8 years later we have 2 kids and are happy out in Cork City.
I’ve always had an interest in IT, and after 12 years in Human Resources / Recruiting, I figured it was time for a change and the HDip was a perfect way to transition. For the last 5 years in Cork, I helped Computer Science Graduates find jobs, and loads came from UCC. Basically, I spent all day talking with people about taking a job doing what I really wanted to do! To get ready for the course, my 5 year old bought me a brand new pencil case and decorated it well with sparkles and glitter. All set. I am really looking forward to my new career in technology and the UCC HDip!