Careers Connect

Building a future where Wexford students benefit from informative and educational talks given by local business talent.

Careers Connect

A Rotary Club of Wexford Initiative
Providing speakers to DEIS post primary schools in County Wexford.


Transition Year | Leaving Cert Cycle 

Our mission is to connect DEIS post primary schools in County Wexford with businesses and business people from Wexford and beyond through providing speakers.  Our business partners are from a diverse range of backgrounds. Their experiences, knowledge and organisations seek to inform, educate, inspire and provide insight into the business environment and career paths and help students to successfully prepare for the modern world and find a career path that excites and suits them.

Now in its fourth year, typically about twenty talks take place each school year to hundreds of students, in many of the DEIS schools throughout County Wexford. A variety of topics are covered and the feedback from both students and teachers was very positive. All schools rated their talk as “Extremely Valuable” in surveys conducted after each talk. There is no cost to you school for Careers Connect talks.

“Excellent project, thank you so much to you all”

“Thank you! Excellent initiative”

“Superb initiative – sincere thanks! Niall was just perfect and addressed exactly what we need for our CVP and LCA senior students”

“This was an excellent and real to life opportunity for our students. It was very beneficial for them. Thank you!”

Talk Topics Offered:

  • Starting your own small business
  • Motivation
  • CV Workshop, Interview Skills and Workplace Etiquette
  • Wellbeing
  • Apprenticeships
  • Social Media – The Ins and Outs
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Sustainability: The role it will play in your career

Specific talk content can be tailored to suit your students, based upon your input. 

*Topics subject to change and speaker availability

Talks can be conducted in-person or online | Approximately 45 minutes duration

If you want to participate in this initiative or similar projects that help the community in County Wexford, please consider joining the Rotary Club of Wexford

Rotary Club of Wexford members use their expertise for the greater good. Their sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. Rotary seeks to empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe.