ICOS AGM & Annual Seminar

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ICOS AGM & Seminar 2019


ICOS' AGM and Annual Seminar 2019 will take place on 13 June at the National College of Ireland. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please visit the event page on Eventbrite. Please note that the AGM is open to members of ICOS only.


ICOS AGM (11:00-13:00)

ICOS’ 2019 AGM, as in other years, will offer members the opportunity to influence decisions about the organisation’s future. The Board and staff will report on 2019 activities and also ask members to consider future plans and challenges. This year, we are as usual, seeking new talent for our Board and have a number of vacancies to fill as well as a new membership application to consider.

After 14 years’ service as ICOS’ Director, this will be Sheila Power’s final AGM and all going well with the current recruitment campaign, we hope to have the opportunity to introduce ICOS’ new Executive Director who will take over from Sheila later in the summer.

ICOS Annual Seminar (14:00-16:30)

How important is employment and positive career outcomes when it comes to international students’ choice of where and what they want to study? Are students satisfied with the careers support and internship opportunities offered by their colleges and is this having an impact on their overall experience? Employers’ perceptions regarding the employment of international students and graduates is also really critical and feedback from students and HEIs would suggest that there is lack of awareness with regard to the positive contribution international students can make as well as confusion regarding their right to work in Ireland.

ICOS’ seminar is targeted at professionals who support international students and offers the opportunity to reflect on some of these questions with input from an expert panel, while table discussions will allow for sharing of experience and possible recommendations for future action.



Ms Gina Quin, NCI President

Ms Sheila Power, ICOS Director

Guest Chair: 

Dr Ann M Torres, Vice Dean of Internationalisation, J.E. Cairnes, School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway

Guest Speaker: 

Ms Claire McGee, Senior Executive for Innovation & Education Policy, IBEC

The Role of International Education in Ireland’s Labour Market Strategy (working title)


Mr Mark Cumisky, Career & Skills Consultant, UCD

Engaging International Students in Progressive Career Planning

Ms Sara Guzman and Mr Mayank Gulaty, NCI Graduates

Student Stories: Strategies for Success

Employer representative (TBC)

Ways to engage with employers, building relationships that work for all (working title)

Table Discussions: 

Sharing Good Practice


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