Last week, eight of our Transition Year students were afforded a unique opportunity to experience the role of Product Manager, whilst being mentored by Microsoft Product Engineers. The students, with the support of their Microsoft mentors, competed against a number of schools from across the country, in designing their own mobile applications. They undertook research, produced storyboards for the user experience, which culminated in the team making a pitch for their own mobile app at the end of the week.
The students thoroughly enjoyed this virtual work experience, enhancing skills such as collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit, and creativity. It has provided them with practical insights into a future career in Product Design, Product Management, and Digital Design & Technology.
Well done Anna McCabe, Kaylin O’Hanlon-Geary, Ella McKenna, Orla McPhillips, Ciara Murray, Ellen Murray, Aoife McCarron and Mariah Otsalt.