Barry Doran - Conference Interpreter
Barry graduated with a BA (joint honours) in Spanish and Mathematics in NUI Galway. He then went on to complete a Masters in Conference Interpreting in Paris, working with English, French and Spanish. He then returned to NUI Galway to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Conference Interpreting with English, French and Irish.
Prospective employers found it interesting that I had studied a science subject and a language to degree level, which is quite unusual for degree programmes. They saw it as an asset as it allowed me to broaden my horizons.
Studying in NUI Galway allowed me to improve my knowledge of the languages that I now use on a daily basis in my working life as an interpreter. So it is obvious that my time in NUI Galway laid the foundations for a successful career as a conference interpreter.