About John Cullen

John Cullen lectures in the School of Business at NUI Maynooth. He researches work, spirituality & management learning (particularly their impact on our relationship with the natural world and society). https://twitter.com/DrJohnCullen

‘You will leave Maynooth as a graduate; you will join Accenture as a graduate; within a year or two you’ll be a consultant’.


I spoke with Gabhan O’Connor from Accenture about their recent drive to recruit graduates from Maynooth University. Gabhan said that Accenture ‘want to make sure that we give Maynooth students the best opportunity to apply this year’. Gabhan joined Accenture … Continue reading

What national and regional overviews of sustainability in business, management and executive education tell us (and what they don’t!).


 My recent study of the growth of the sustainability discourse in the field of business, management and executive education indicated that the field has undergone considerable growth over the last two decades, and that this growth accelerated in recent years.  … Continue reading

Ireland, Information Work & the Age of Analytics


I’ve long been interested in studying the content of recruitment advertisements, because I believe that they give the best possible picture of what employers want from new graduates. Such information is not only relevant to people who are preparing to … Continue reading

Interested in sustainability? 62 jobs in sustainability-related positions or companies were advertised last month alone…


This is a very brief summary report on some of the headline findings of a project which is currently reviewing the recruitment market for sustainability-related jobs in Ireland.  I hope to collect as much data as I can over the coming … Continue reading

PWC Summer Internship – Programme Details

The NUI Maynooth Careers Centre have forwarded the following information about the PWC Summer Internship programme.  The deadline for applying is approaching just over a month away, and this is a great opportunity to gain experience with a truly global organisation.  ____________________________________________________________________ The decisions you make about your career are some of the toughest you’ll ever make. Which is why you should base them on knowledge, not just instinct. Our Summer Internship Programmes are a great opportunity to experience first-hand if this is the career for you. We hire the best talent from a wide range of backgrounds so your precise degree isn’t an issue, applications are welcome from students across all disciplines - Business, Law, Engineering, Continue reading here [...]

School of Business Talks this Friday and Saturday at NUI Maynooth

School of Business students and staff will be available to present and discuss our various business course offerings and the overall experience of being a student with us at the university's open day this Friday and Saturday.  You can visit our stand in the Iontas Building or attend our presentations on our degree programmes at the times below. Friday 29th November Business & Management / Law & Business / Business & Accounting (12.00 at JHL2) Marketing & Entrepreneurship (1.20 - 1.50 at JHL2) Equine Business (10.00 at JHL5) Saturday 30th November Business & Management / Law & Business / Business & Accounting (13.00 at JHL2) Marketing & Entrepreneurship (2.20 - 2.50 at JHL2) Equine Business (11.00 at JHL5) Continue reading here [...]

Upcoming CV and Interview Skills Presentation & Workshop with Accenture at NUIM

A strong CV will secure an interview, but you also need the interview skills to secure the position Accenture are offering students a CV and Interview Skills presentation and workshop. This promises to be a highly beneficial session, presenting students with techniques and skills that will assist you in securing a graduate job. Places are limited and participants will need to pre-register for the event using the link below. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided as well as Accenture graduate hires to answer your questions and share their interview experiences and tips for success.

Date: Monday 18th of November Time: 18:00 Location: JHL4, John Hume Building, North Campus


To register: http://www.consultingoncampus.com/NUIM/InterviewWorkshop18-11

Management as Vocation?


After decades of dominance, the ‘career paradigm’ of occupational planning is, again, being challenged by the concept of the calling.  The word vocation had become something of the ‘poor relation’ in career theory as it was associated with crafts-based occupations … Continue reading