Ian Finn - Radio and Journalism student at Galway Technical Institute

Editor at GTI Gazette

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Media and Design

Education

Masters/PostGrad

Profile Activity

I have always had an interest in English, having studied the subject at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Now, having almost completed a Radio and Journalism course and my fifth year of third level education, I feel that I am more than ready to showcase my skills and creativity in the workplace.
I am only recently gaining journalistic experience as I am an editor at our online newspaper - the GTI Gazette. The paper is proving popular around Galway, with the site receiving 16,000 hits on one day alone. I plan to continue as Editor until I finish the course as I enjoy the job immensely!
Aside from that, I have worked part-time in a local nursing home for the past five years, and also like the job a lot.

Overall, I am a motivated graduate who is a fast-paced worker and eager to share my education and life skills in the workplace. I like to try and find different methods of doing my work if it means that it can be done more efficiently, so I am capable of working on my own initiative.
At the same time, teamwork is essential in managing the workload – something I have learned a lot about from my current job looking after the elderly. This has taught me to be open-minded, reliable and to respect confidentiality. These are skills that would fit well within any job in terms of language and communication – something which connects us all to each other. French and Irish are my second and third languages, respectively, so I am linguistically versatile.
I am a great listener and possess good telephone techniques skills. I am extremely articulate because of my extensive education in English. This background of education, particularly in the English language, means I can offer excellent communications and advice skills if any problem were to arise in the workplace. Research skills are another important quality that I can bring to a workplace, having had to research extensively throughout my education, most notably for my MA thesis.

Ian Finn's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

GTI Gazette - Editor

Responsible for uploading articles of all different genres. In charge of proof-reading, editing and finding suitable images to go with each article. Synthesising news stories was another main role that I possessed.

2011 - Present

Galway Technical Institute - Radio and Journalism student

Studying Radio and Journalism at GTI in Galway. I have always wanted to get into Journalism - so here's my chance!! Check out my blogs as listed on my profile.

Key Skills
Journalism

Ian Finn's Education and Qualifications

2012

Bachelor/Degree - Media Production (Radio and Journalism), Communications, Journalism, Radio Production, Sound Engineering, Web Authoring

Galway Technical Institute

2012

Masters/PostGrad - MA in English

University of Limerick

I was a member of a team that put together and created UL's first ever online literary journal, "The Full Stop."

2010

Bachelor/Degree - Arts, BA in English and Sociological & Political Studies

National University of Ireland, Galway

Ian Finn's Additional Information

Interests

News, Music, Media, Entertainment, Film, Education

Awards

BA Degree from NUI Galway (2010)
MA Degree from University of Limerick (2011)
FETAC Qualification Radio & Journalism from Galway Technical Institute (2012)