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Alumni Insights

Our alumni are the ultimate ambassadors of the UCD Smurfit School learning experience. They provide the most concrete proof of the excellence that typifies our School. Read the testimonials below from our graduates who share their experience of completing the programme, or visit our MSc Alumni Stories page and Video Gallery for even more insights from our community of alumni.



Tom Crumlish

MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance 2022, Junior Portfolio Analyst at Abbey Capital

“The course gave me an understanding of the fundamentals of finance with a focus on an area where one could make a positive societal impact. The lectures were interesting and insightful, delivered by industry veterans and leading academics. Although challenging, the coursework tangibly related to a working environment. A background in finance coupled with an understanding of renewable energy and ESG definitely made REEF students stand out when job searching.”

Sarah Nolan

MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance 2020, Client Trading Analyst at ElectroRoute

"This course gave me invaluable exposure to industry professionals across a multitude of areas within the Sustainable Finance and Energy sectors via lecturers and industry guest speakers. These contacts and the knowledge they provided opened doors for both myself and my classmates and allowed us to begin our careers on the best footing. I obtained an internship with ElectroRoute following a guest lecture and have remained with the company,working to decarbonise and diversify Ireland’s energy system."

UCD Business Alumni Network

UCD Business Alumni comprises a global network of over 100,000 graduates in over 100 countries. The key focus of UCD Business Alumni is to help our business graduates keep in touch with colleagues, classmates, academics and the wider business community through a range of alumni activities and supports. Our goal is to create a strong alumni community and network, with the school as the focal point.  We are focused on building a life-long mutually beneficial relationship with graduates to ensure that they are constantly informed and engaged through regular events, reunions and communications. 

Find out more about the UCD Business Alumni Network and how you can become involved.

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