Cathy Savage

Cathy Savage

Senior Manager

Cathy joined the UCD Careers Network (Blackrock) in 2010. Cathy was appointed Senior Manager of the UCD Careers Network (Blackrock) at the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2015 where her role involves managing the UCD Smurfit Careers team and developing relationships and engaging with key graduate employers. Formerly, Cathy was an Associate Director with one of Ireland's largest recruitment companies.

Michael McDonnell

Michael McDonnell

Careers Manager

A career educationalist and more recently a Business and Executive Coach, Michael joined the UCD Careers Network (Blackrock) as a Careers Manager in January 2016.
As a Careers Manager, he coaches students on an individual and group basis around topics such as career planning, effective applications and interview techniques to enable students fulfil their real potential.

Bel Blanco

Bel Blanco

CEMS Corporate Relations Manager & MSc Internship Coordinator

Isabel joined UCD Smurfit School as CEMS Corporate Relations Manager & MSc Internship Coordinator in September 2021. She develops the Corporate Relations participation in the CEMS Programme involving Corporate Partners at both business school and multinational companies’ level; and supporting the further development of the CEMS Programme. She also supports internship opportunities for MSc students. Isabel has 7 years experience as a manager, specialising in business development and managing strategic partnerships in the education sector. She is a bilingual Spanish and English speaker. Isabel has a BA in Education from the University of Navarre in Spain. An MA in Education and an MLitt from Trinity College.

Rita Taaffe

Rita Taaffe

Senior Executive Assistant

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For general enquiries please email smurfitcareers@ucd.ie

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