The Spotlight On, Griffith College alumni podcast are a series of short podcasts which highlight alumni achievements, explore how alumni have accomplished their success and reflect on how Griffith College supported them on this journey. The Alumni Office will be interviewing a variety of alumni guests, all at different stages in their careers. With some fascinating stories and helpful tips and advice, we hope this series connects with you and assists you during your own journey.
We are delighted to welcome Iphithule Mhlanga, who studied an MSc in Accounting & Finance with Griffith College, graduating in 2015.
Iphi currently works as a Finance Manager at eir Ireland, and is also the Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Xpensi.
Xpensi is a Fintch start-up that helps businesses speed up expense management. Currently operating with Irish and British clients, Xpensi digitises the expense reimbursement cycle for businesses through a web app that allows a user to capture and submit their expenses.
We are delighted to welcome Cian O’Dowd, who studied a BA (Hons) in Business & Law with Griffith College, graduating in 2014.
Cian is Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of KlearCard. KlearCard helps businesses manage their corporate spending through innovative software solutions. KlearCard enables businesses to issue company cards instantly so staff aren’t forced to pay expenses out of pocket. Cian has vast experience in FinTech and eCommerce, previously working for Zilingo, Digicel Group, Redbarrel and Three Ireland.
We are delighted to welcome Leigh Gillen, who studied a BA in Business Studies with Griffith College, graduating in 2019.
Leigh is the Managing Director of Leigh Gillen events ltd. A full service virtual and physical event management company.
With 20 years’ experience in the events industry, Leigh is committed to helping companies deliver the highest quality events, whether they be online or on-site. Leigh is also the Interim Chair of the Cork Printmakers after serving as a member of the board. Cork Printmakers fine art printmaking studio is an artists' resource, providing the space, facilities and equipment necessary to create art work through the medium of printmaking.
We are delighted to welcome Yvonne Kiely, who studied an MA in Journalism and Public Relations with Griffith College, graduating in 2017.
Yvonne is an independent academic researcher of the music industry in Ireland and worldwide, focussing on gender representation in the music magazine industry and the relationship between commerce and image culture in music.
The owner of Kiely Management a freelance journalism company, and also the owner of the online music magazine Lazer Guided Reporter.
We are delighted to welcome Denis Finbarr Cronin, who studied a BA (Hons) in Business Studies with Griffith College, graduating in 2019.
Denis is the host of his own podcast series, the DinnyCro Show and has also recently organising and hosting the Miss Mayo, Miss Galway, and Miss Sligo beauty pageants. Denis has re-branded and re-launched the beauty pageant events this year, leading to an increase in competitors and reinvigorating the Irish beauty pageant competitions.
We are delighted to welcome Sam Burke, who studied a BA in Film and Television Production with Griffith College.
Sam currently works for Emerald Comet Productions a start-up freelance film production company.
Sam has recently won ‘Best First Time Director for Silent Starling at the LA Film Awards’. A film about a girl who believes her voice is cursed.
We are delighted to welcome Kelson Martins, who studied an MSc in Computer Science with Griffith College, graduating in 2015.
Kelson currently works as a software engineer for IBM, is the host of the HardCodeCast, a podcast which brings together Brazilian technology professionals that have emigrated abroad and has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence.
We are delighted to welcome David Stapleton, who studied a BA in Business Studies with Griffith College, graduating in 2009.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on David’s academic and career achievements to date.
David is the Founder and CEO of Bua Fit an outdoor fitness app that will help you find the perfect outdoor fitness classes for you, in and around London
Bua Fit offers thousands of outdoor & online fitness classes with top trainers all over London.
With a variety of classes choose from Bua Fit offers a la carte fitness, in a few taps under no contract. https://buafit.co.uk/
We are delighted to welcome Johann Fox, who studied a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations with Griffith College, graduating in 2005.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on Johann’s academic and career achievements to date.
Johann currently works as Director of U.S. Development, for CMRF Crumlin. A charity specialising in Children's Medical & Research.
CMRF Crumlin together with donors and partners fund initiatives, research, equipment and projects with three main aims. Saving Young Lives, Supporting Small Victories and Creating Brighter Days. CMRF Crumlin provides vital funding for CHI Crumlin and The National Children’s Research Centre, achieving outstanding results.
You can read more about the good work at CMRF Crumlin yourself at CMRF.org
We are delighted to welcome Hannah Moran-Jackson, who studied a BA in Fashion Design with Griffith College, graduating in 2017.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on Hannah’s academic and career achievements to date.
Hannah currently works as a Global Junior Designer for a global fashion company.
Hannah has recently hit the headlines with fellow fashion designer Cathy McEvoy, making protective headbands for frontline medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hannah has also made an appearance on Ireland AM during lockdown, to help bring a bit more colour to everyone’s wardrobe by giving a tie-dye demonstration.
Just a quick flick through Hannah’s Instagram shows off the amazing work she is doing bringing tie-dye back and also championing sustainability in fashion design.
We are delighted to welcome Regina Rogers Fallon, who studied a BA in Interior Design, graduating in 2010.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on Regina’s academic and career achievements. Regina is the owner of Regina Rogers Fallon Design an Interior Design company. Regina combines her artist’s eye and experience in customer service from Aer Lingus, with her BA in Interior Design from Griffith, to deliver a bespoke service to clients across Ireland.
We are delighted to welcome Katie Morris, who studied an BA in Journalism and Visual Media, graduating in 2015.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on Katie’s academic and career achievements. Katie has been working as an Ecumenical Accompanier for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI). The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel is an international, ecumenical programme that recruits and dispatches observers to several Palestinian towns and villages to monitor the interaction between the Palestinian inhabitants and the Israeli military.
Welcome to ‘Spotlight On’, your Griffith College alumni podcast. We are delighted to welcome Symeon Charalabides, who studied an MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics, graduating in 2016.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on Symeon’s academic and career achievements. Symeon works as a Senior Application Developer & Data Migration Specialist at TU Dublin and Associate Faculty Lecturer at NCI.
A passionate speaker and informative about his journey to date, Symeon achievements include building the current version of Daft.ie and working at the Irish Times and updated the IT processes and structure.
Welcome to Spotlight On, your Griffith College alumni podcast. We are delighted to welcome Clementine Moores, who studied LLB (Hons) in Irish Law, graduating in 2018.
Today’s podcast will shine a spotlight on Clementine’s academic and career achievements and we will also get a unique insight into studying as an international student with Griffith College. Clementine was nominated for Law student of the year in 2018 at the Irish Law Awards and previously partook in the Making a Murder Law Society debating day with funds being raised towards the Irish Innocence Project.
The Spotlight On podcast welcomes alumni Neil Curran, to speak about his time studying at Griffith College and his career to date so far. Neil works as a Professional Improviser / Corporate Trainer / Executive Coach / Event Speaker and has his own podcast 'Neil+1' . The Neil+1 Podcast features raw, face to face interviews with inspiring and interesting Improvisers that Neil meets on his travels. Neil is also the founder and Director of Improv Fest Ireland and Assistant Director of Improv Utopia Ireland.
Once upon a time Founder of No Drama Theatre as well as many other improv and theatre projects. Neil has a Masters in Training and Education from Griffith College and is a certified Personal & Executive Coach.
An introduction to the Spotlight On podcast series by the Alumni Office at Griffith College.
The Griffith College Alumni podcast is a series of short podcasts which highlight alumni achievements, explore how alumni have accomplished their success and reflect on how Griffith College supported them on this journey. The Alumni Office will be interviewing a variety of guests, many of whom are alumni, all at different stages in their careers and in a range of different subject areas.
With some fascinating stories and helpful tips and advice, we hope this series connects with you and assists you during your own journey
If you would like to feature on one of our podcasts, please contact the Alumni Office at: email@example.com to register your interest.
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