GetAHEAD Blog: Asking For Workplace Accommodations When You Have A Disability
Lauren McBride shares her own personal experiences and gives some excellent guidance on how to ask for workplace accommodations when you have a disability.
Thursday 18 January 2024 GetAHEAD Blog: Remote Work & Individual Differences
Laura Tighe from the Grow Remote team shares some insights into the individual differences that remote working allows us to embrace.
Thursday 28 September 2023 GetAHEAD Blog: Self-Advocating at Work
WAM Project Officer and former WAM Graduate, Philip Carroll, shares his tips for self-advocating at work.
GetAHEAD Blog: Being a Disabled Student in a Non-Disabled World
Guest blogger, Leesa Flynn shares her experience of navigating university and placement as a disabled student and has some useful tips for anyone about to embark on their educational journey.
GetAHEAD Blog: Developing Content for Your CV
Get started with some guidance on updating or building your CV, developing content from previous roles, volunteer experience and your skill set.
Blog: My WAM Experience
Are you a student or graduate with a disability interested in taking part in the WAM programme? Tessa is a former WAM Graduate, read her account of her experience with WAM and how WAM helped her kickstart her career.
Friday 06 May 2022 Blog: Advice on Filling Out Application Forms
Application forms are a really common tool and are often used in place of a CV. It's important to fill these in well as they are often the key to securing an interview.
GetAHEAD Blog: AT is for Everyone
AT is a tool that can benefit everyone - from students to graduates and employees. This article explores truths about AT and the benefits for work.
Monday 31 January 2022 Blog: How to Get the Most out of LinkedIn
Check out some tips on how to maximise your LinkedIn profile.
Thursday 16 September 2021 Blog: How to Set Smarter Goals
Whether you're studying in college, starting a new job, or looking to progress in your career setting and tracking your goals is important to success. This blog will help you set SMARTer goals.
Thursday 02 September 2021 Blog: How to Thrive in Your Summer Internship
Hear from our GetAHEAD Intern on how to make the most of your Summer Internship.
Blog: Starting College in 2020
All you need to know before starting on your journey to college in 2020.
Friday 29 May 2020 Blog: Preparing for a Virtual Interview
With everyone working from home, we are aware many employers are conducting virtual interviews. This blog post and webinar will prepare graduates with disabilities to have a great interview - online!
Monday 23 March 2020 Blog: Working from Home: Tips for WAM Graduates
With the impact of Covid-19 we know that many of our graduates are now working from home. Get some tips from our WAM team about keeping motivated and connected while working from home.
Friday 20 March 2020 Blog: Keeping Productivity Going During College Work From Home
With all colleges closing and students moving to learning from home due to Covid-19, productivity can be challenging. This blog will give students with disabilities tips on keeping productivity going.
Friday 10 January 2020 Blog: Get to know your Students' Union
What exactly does your Student Union do? Find out how you can make the most of your Student Union and services available to you in college.
Thursday 29 August 2019 Blog: What can the Disability Office do for you?
Confused about what the Disability or Access Service can do for you? Read the blog to find out exactly what you can get!
Monday 11 November 2019 Blog: All You Need to Know Before Applying for DARE
Are you a student and want to go to college? Find out all you need to know about the DARE scheme on this blog.
Thursday 11 July 2019 Blog: Your Employment Worries Answered
Attendees from annual careers event Building the Future 2019 shared their worries about employment, this blog goes through some of those and gives some solutions
Monday 08 October 2018 Blog: What is the Inclusive Mobility Alliance?
What is The Inclusive Mobility Alliance and what are they doing to make Erasmus more accessible?
Monday 10 September 2018 What can you expect from your DARE Orientation?
What should you expect from you DARE Orientation?
Wednesday 17 October 2018 My Little Story: A Journey of Sight Loss and Education
Claire Shorten tells her story of becoming a teacher after sight loss. You can hear more from Claire at our Better Options Fair, November 19th 2018.
Monday 20 November 2017 What to expect from a Psychometric Test
So what is psychometric testing? Find out what is means and what to expect from this popular form of interviewing.
Wednesday 20 December 2017 Christmas Exam Study Tips
In this blog you'll find out the top 5 tips on making sure your Christmas exams are a success, while including some festive fun!
Monday 02 October 2017 gradireland Graduate Careers Fair Accessiblity
Find out more about the upcoming gradireland Careers Fair, how accessible it will be, what to expect and what employers will be there.
Wednesday 20 September 2017 Blog: My first year in college experience
Are you a student with a disability heading into your first year of college? Get some tips and insight from Patrick who has just completed his first year of college.
Wednesday 01 February 2017 Blog: Turning My Disability into an Ability
Turning my Disability into Ability - A blog from a WAM graduate who shares his story of looking for work and securing two WAM placements.
Wednesday 16 November 2016 Blog: Preparing for Interview
Have an interview coming up? This blog will arm you with a few tips and some information and links which will help assist you in your preparation.
Tuesday 20 September 2016 Blog: 25 Tips For Your Jobsearch
25 short tips for your jobsearch - applying for jobs, preparing you for interview, equiette and what to do in asking for interview accommodations.
Wednesday 20 July 2016 Blog: Dressing for Success
Ever struggle on deciding what to wear before an interview? This blog offers some general advice around the dos and don'ts!
Wednesday 24 August 2016 Blog: Surviving College 101
Get some tips and advice on how to survive college to make sure you are fully prepared for the next academic year ahead!
Blog: What to Expect at Building The Future Careers Fair
Not sure what to expect at our careers event, Building The Future, on the 26th May? Read here to get prepared!
Tuesday 01 September 2015 Blog: Learning & Laughing in a Deaf World
Learning & Laughing in a Deaf World - a personal opinion piece of being a hearing student learning a new language and culture.
Tuesday 06 January 2015 Blog: My Erasmus+ Work Placement
A review of an Erasmus+ work placement at AHEAD by Agnes Sarolta Fazekas.
Tuesday 14 October 2014 Blog: Engineering as a Career Choice
A review of a WAM event on engineering hosted by Abbott Vascular and why engineering makes a great career.
Thursday 17 July 2014 Blog: A trip to Google HQ!
A review of my 2 days at Google HQ in Dublin at the University Partners Summit learning all about the programs they have to offer plus a sneak peek of their offices too!
Tuesday 17 June 2014 What is this blog all about then?
An explanatory blog post of what the GetAHEAD blog is all about!