Conor Kilmartin

Assurance Associate
Dublin 2
Accountancy and financial management
BBA Business & Accounting

As my time in Maynooth was nothing short of fantastic at all times, it's extremely hard to pinpoint one moment which stood out to me the most, what really made it for me were the lifelong friends I made!

I took advantage of the fact that Maynooth offers a wide range of societies throughout my time there, being involved with two in particular - MU Business Scoiety and MU Pride Soc. I was Treasurer on the Business Society Committee for two years, and President for one, and was also Vice President on the Pride Soc Committee. This allowed for me to meet some many interesting people, and win a few awards along the way (Society Person of the Year, Best Society Event, Societies League Table, and the Give a Little Do A Lot Award).

What I found unique about studying in Maynooth was the diverse culture within the University. Throughout my time, I encountered people from a variety of different backgrounds, whether it be religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc, which always allowed for something new to be learned.

Due to the heavy involvement I had with societies throughout my time in MU, I developed by strong communication skills due to the networking I did there. This has majorly impacted my career in a positive way, as due to working in teams at all times, it has allowed for me to effectively communicate with my team.

If I could go back in time and choose which University to attend again, I would 100% definitely still go to Maynooth. The experience, both in and out of class, which you will have is completely invaluable. I would say do it, go to Maynooth, and jump at every opportunity you get while you are there.