Join BCS NI for an exciting Student Career Event in partnership with MCS Group!


  • Yuan Zhang Committee Member BCSNI
  • Sinead Gillespie-McCracken, Associate Business Analyst, ASOS
  • Naomi Dickson, Senior IT Recruitment Specialist, MCS Group
  • Holly Winch Senior Talent Resourcer, MCS Group


This event will provide valuable insights and tips on how to succeed in your job search in the tech industry.

Learn about the Northern Ireland tech scene and the power of LinkedIn, explore the importance of soft skills, and discover CV and interview tips to help you stand out from the crowd.

Connect with industry professionals and fellow students at the networking session, and potentially even find your dream job. Don't miss this opportunity to kickstart your tech career. Register now!

About the speakers

Sinead Gillespie-McCracken - I am currently an Associate Business Analyst with ASOS in Belfast. I have previously worked on a variety of Engineering teams in ASOS as an Associate Engineer in their Data Services department. I have been with ASOS for one year.

I have worked previously in the financial services industry for fifteen years in Santander’s branch network. I started my career in Intel, County Kildare as a hardware and software Technical Analyst after graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in Information Management and English Literature. My last role in Intel was as Asset Manager for Ireland and Europe.

I am certified in Microsoft Data Engineering Fundamentals. I am also currently completing my final project for my Master’s of Science Degree in Artificial Intelligence at Ulster University.

Outside work I enjoy my role as an Early Career Advocate for BCSNI and have a passion to support IT in schools and further education.

Naomi Dickson - As a specialist IT recruitment consultant, Naomi specialises in the C++ and Embedded C markets. Naomi strives to give a top-class service to every client and candidate that she meets. She is honest, driven and takes pride in her work. Outside of work, Naomi is a devoted dog mum and loves nothing more than long sandy walks on the beach with her two pups.

Holly Winch - As a Senior Software Sourcing Specialist, Holly is a job matchmaker. She helps her candidates find their dream roles. Outside of work, Holly is a coffee connoisseur, gym lover and avid reader who loves a good chin wag.

Yuan Zhang – I am a Second year student of Computing Science at Ulster University who has a great interest in integrating the student body into the local tech communities. I am a big fan of meetups, hackathons and workshops, I am one whom is always keen to learn more in tech. I have developed my ability to perform multi-tasks under pressure, problem solving, teamwork, and communication through work and my voluntary roles in the local tech communities.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


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This event is brought to you by: BCS Northern Ireland branch

BCS Northern Ireland Student Careers event
Date and time
Thursday 20 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
MCS Group
10th Floor, The Ewart
3 Bedford Street
This event is sold out