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Happy New Year & Welcome Back

by Irah Pebredo | Jan 09, 2017
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!
Here at DBS, this time means a chance at a new beginning. Look to the new year as a chance for renewal and make some ambitious plans. Do you have a New years resolution yet?
New Years resolution from our staff and students
 
Check out some resolutions from our staff and students and if you still don't have an idea for yours yet, feel free to copy theirs!
 

From the Careers Department, Rachel put together a few resolutions to help students with their employability!

1. Update my CV so I'm ready to apply for jobs
2. Get help and tips on where to look for graduate roles and internships
3. Create / update my LinkedIn profile
4. Brush up on my interview skills

If you are looking for professional advice on careers prospects, CV, cover letter, LinkedIn or even looking for jobs, internships or work placement opportunities, our careers department in Aungier Street will be happy to accommodate you! Drop an email to careerdevelopment@dbs.ie to book an appointment!

- Rachel O' Farrell
Senior Careers Adviser
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  1.  Make more of an effort to keep in touch with far away friends
  2.  Walk to and from work every day... unless it's raining! 
- Rebecca Matthews
Study Abroad Experience Officer
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"My new years resolutions are the usual go-to's of getting fit again and starting to make healthy lunches everyday so I can stop giving my money to all the burrito places and noodle bars around town!"

- Allison Kelly
International Student Support Officer
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  • Complete the SSE Electricity Race series
  • Walk the Wicklow Way
  • Touch my toes - easily!
- Dr Lee Richardson
Data Analytics and Reporting Manager
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  • To start saving more
  • Learn to cook
  • Switching off from technology before 11pm

- (Chef) Adam Crowther
Student Experience Officer 
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And from our Students!
 
1.  Our SU president, Emma O'Sullivan's resolution is to learn Irish! (Let's see how she got on at the end of the year!) 
2.  Travel elsewhere instead of Liverpool - Anne Meegan ✈️✈️
3.  Limit myself to 2 episodes of anything on Netflix a night - James Bourke
4.  Make more jello shots for the next student weekend trip!! - George Savage

 
5.  "My resolution is to be straight forward and chase what my heart desires" - James Roberts
6.  Eat healthier! - Jamie Nevin
7.  "My resolution is to think of a New Years resolution by next year" - Daniel Forde
 
 
8.  "My new year resolution is: to try fishing, to go for few weeks solo hiking, meet someone who owns a dog so I can spend more time with it. Also to get more sleep and stay optimistic!" - Egidija Danilevičiūtė
 
9.  Make a difference in someone's life - maybe by mentoring them or extending help they need. -Neha Anila
10.  Make more money, get more tattoos, be more adventurous, find a nice gf and of course, achieve more educational degrees in 2017. - Rameez Basheer
11. To get started on my thesis!! - Christopher Treacy
12. I will try to go to class everyday... - Gabriela Murillo Valdes
 
There're some unrealistic goals that the students shared too:
  • "To let Irah win in pool" - Alexis Gumpo. It's okay to have unrealistic goals sometimes... Something is always better than nothing!
  • To learn how to fit into xxs skinny jeans like my hero Adam. - Michael Heegan

 
And the best for last.. 
 
"Remember to write 2017 instead of 2016" - Alba Virta Cabello

 
How to make your resolution more attainable
Making a New Years resolution is a great idea to start the year off. It can
give you the motivation to achieve something new and improve yourself!
 
Keeping your resolution is the hardest part. Research shows that only
8% of people actually achieve their targets. So statistically, the
numbers are against most of us. But fear not... all is not lost.

We looked at some research from one of the leading experts in behavior change, psychologist Paul Marciano.
Dr. Marciano is the author of Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work and he specializes in the area of behavior modification and engagement. He offered seven tips for achieving your goals:
  1. Make your goal specific
  2. Measure progress
  3. Be patient
  4. Share your goals with friends and family
  5. Schedule it.
  6. Something is better than nothing.
  7. Get up, when you slip up!
Are you looking for adventurous things to do in 2017?

If you don't want to just sit at home in 2017 or you want to experience some authentic Irish culture, Allison our Student Support Officer has put together a few places and events to visit this year. Maybe 2017 is the year to discover and experience new things!!

"The likes of the Temple Bar Trad Fest coming up at the end of January, the GAA season will be kicking off shortly with football and hurling matches in Croke Park from now until the end of the summer, Taste of Dublin in June, the Galway Races in July or even music festivals like Sea Sessions, Forbidden Fruit, Longitude and Electric Picnic throughout the summer."

  

 
... Or maybe you just want to party DBS style?
Join us for the first party of the semester! We'll be welcoming back our students and showing our new study abroad students how we party!
Tickets are available in CH, Student Services.
 
We hope that you are still enjoying your holidays and we're looking forward to having you back with us! 
 
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for updates on events for Welcome Back week and Refreshers week!
"You have done what you could—some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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