Students show they still have a lot to learn

Posted in Life on March 17th, 2013 by steve

“Louise Phelan must be mightily impressed. The Government’s new jobs adviser, who works as vice president of global operations for the online payments company Paypal, has criticised what she sees as the laziness, entitlement and inflated expectations of many third-level graduates …” (more)

[Independent, 16 March]

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Why PayPal boss is wrong about our graduates

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2013 by steve

“Peter Flanagan of The Irish Independent reported last Tuesday that the ‘PayPal boss says graduates are not hungry enough to succeed’. Louise Phelan is quoted as saying that ‘A number of graduates don’t seem to understand how to carry themselves in a workplace …'” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 15 March]

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Students slam PayPal’s view of graduates

Posted in Life on March 15th, 2013 by steve

“The head of the Union of Students of Ireland has rejected claims from one of the government’s new jobs tsars that some graduates today have an attitude problem when in the workplace …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 15 March]

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Response to PayPal’s Louise Phelan: The Facts on Ireland’s Graduates

Posted in Life on March 13th, 2013 by steve

“USI President John Logue responded today to critical statements made by PayPal’s Louise Phelan about the quality of graduates coming from Ireland’s third-level institutions …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 13 March]

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PayPal boss says graduates are not hungry enough to succeed

Posted in Life on March 12th, 2013 by steve

“The Government’s new jobs tsar has lashed out at young recruits, saying they carry a ‘sense of entitlement’ and have no interest in learning the skills necessary to succeed in the work place …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 12 March]

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