I am a final year student studying the undergraduate Property Economics Degree at Technological University Dublin. This year I am also working at Bannon on a part-time basis. I am fortunate to be able to remain in the market whilst studying, as this brings a great advantage to my understanding of concepts in college from a real world work environment.
Both industry and University have strong influences on each other and allow me to reflect my learning in both fields. Working in the market while studying for my degree is hugely beneficial as I am always aware of the current market trends which can be incorporated into many college assignments. Working at Bannon has allowed me to fulfil my academic requirements as well as going into the office and being interactive and having conversations with colleagues. I think engagement and people skills are key in the industry which is what I am most grateful for when working at Bannon. I am exposed to weekly Team and external meetings regularly and the overall office culture.
I am currently working alongside Neil Bannon, Cillian O’Reilly and Alison Manning in the Consultancy team at Bannon, the department where I previously completed my 6-month internship. I chose to stay in the consultancy department going forward into my part-time work as I had such a great experience during my internship. Consultancy involves plenty of thorough research and data analysing which I appreciate as crunching numbers and finding the latest statistics is exciting!
Balancing work and college throughout my final year of studies has been everything but a hindrance, Bannon has made this balance enjoyable and has been an added advantage. I continue to gain a tonne of knowledge and always have wonderful support. I can unquestionably say that I work with an unbeatable team here!
Author: Emily King, Intern, Bannon
Date: 9th February 2024