Throughout the first few weeks of college the Good Start Ambassador's friendly faces will be around campus at events, talks, workshops and of course manning the Just Ask! desks. You'll recognise them by their Just Ask! t-shirts and red Good Start hoodies. Say 'Hello' if you see them around campus or if you have any questions about CIT be sure to ask them. Don't be shy, all of the team members were in first year in CIT once too and want to help you, they've lots of valuable advice to share.
Meet the Good Start Ambassador Team 2018 ...
SEAN NASH 3rd Year Accounting Student
Top Tip: "Attend all your classes and tutorials. Working consistently makes the exams easier and less stressful."
JOHNNY WHITE 3rd Year Social Care Student
Top Tip: "Be friendly, don’t be afraid to talk to people. Join clubs or societies. Remember to check your timetable regularly for changes."
DAMI FAGBAMILA 4th Year Social Care Student
Top Tip: "College is a new environment, it can be hard finding your feet, don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed! People around are more than willing to give you a hand."
EMMA BRENNAN 2nd Year Software Development Student
Top Tip: "Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Take part in events and clubs and get to know your classmates."
SAM POWER 4th Year Construction Management Student
Top Tip: "They're are only 24 hours in a day, and you have to strike a balance between learning, working, socialising, and resting in order to thrive."
DEAN OKE 2nd Year Community Development Student
Top Tip: "Don’t be afraid of your new environment. Ask a lot of questions and make sure you understand your academic assignments – don’t just rush in. Balance out your workload with some fun."
ALEX MCKEOWN 4th Year International Business with German Student
Top Tip: "Get involved. Attend class. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!"
IOANA CRETU 2nd Year Visual Communications Student
Top Tip: "Embrace every opportunity and try new things which will increase your overall satisfaction. If things don't go the way you want, don't give up. Keep your head up and finish what you start."
OWEN GOOD 2nd Year Marketing Student
Top Tip: "Get involved and try not to be shy. Getting involved in things like the CIT Students’ Union really helped me. I wish I’d be more involved in societies in first year !"
CHLOE MARTIN 2nd Year Recreation and Leisure Student
Top Tip: "Just relax and be you. Be open to trying new things and take advice from everyone."
DONAL MCGRATH 2nd Year Business Student
Top Tip: "Ask the Good Start Ambassadors any questions you have, every single question is important. Make the first step when trying to get to know your classmates."
AVA HAYES 2nd Year Fine Art Student
Top Tip: "Do your best to relax and get involved in as much as possible, it’s a great way to make friends easily and become comfortable in your year group."
MATTHEW MCCARTHY 2nd Year Fine Art Student
Top Tip: "I came into college worried about course work, making friends and probably 16 more things but Good Start had all the answers I needed. Keep calm!"
SEAN O'CALLAGHAN 2nd Year Popular Music Student
Top Tip: "Imagine the person that you want to be and start acting like that person today. Act as if it is impossible not to succeed. Strive to be the best version of yourself. Join societies and sports clubs (I recommend volleyball), as what is life without the people you spend it with.
DILLON HARRIS 3rd Year Drama and Theatre Student
Top Tip: "Come into your degree with an open mind. Don’t overload yourself, take all the time you need to get settled in."
AOIFE-MARIE O'DWYER 2nd Year Marin Electrotechnology Student
Top Tip: "Pace yourself! College can move very quickly and it’s easy to become distracted. If you find it all overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask for advice."
PETER RAHILL 3rd Year Nautical Science Student
Top Tip: "If I could start first year again, I would have made much more use of NMCI’s library."