This service was really helpful for my daughter and myself in terms on advise at the right time.  I would highly recommend the service and it is value for money.  We would not have known the options available if we had not used this service and thus would have made wrong choices.

Noelle Gormley

Mayo, 2020

Knowing I could contact you at anytime with a problem, especially around applications, was really such a support and often very reassuring.  I would highly recommend the service to any student in the Leaving Cert years. Cheers.

Colm Gallagher

L.C , Donegal, 2020

Berni was super-knowledgeable and helpful.  Having someone who knew what they were doing helpng me, made my applications easier and less stressful.

Rachel Boyle

L.C, Donegal, 2020

Career club was a huge help to me in developing monthly study plans – it just really helped keep me focused. Thank you for your support in this difficult year.

Kevin Gormley

L.C, Donegal, 2020

Berni you have helped my daughter so much, always giving her options. I cannot tell you how much your support meant to us this year. Thank you again

Patricia Galvin


Thank you for all your support for me throughout the year… I cant thank you enough and look forward to my law degree in UCD”.

Meadbh Roarty

Leaving Cert, 2019

Thank you for all your support and help throughout the year Berni. It made it so much less stressful for me and now I am looking forward to life in DCU

Leon Mc Ewen

Leaving Cert, 2019

Hi Berni,
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help this year! I’m delighted with my results and I got offered optometry in DIT! Can’t wait to get going.
Thanks again


Thank you so much for your help and guidance throughout the two years, you were a calm voice during stressful times and I believe without your advice and expertise I would not be where I am today, in a course that I feel is right for me.


19, LC 2015

Berni, I’d just like to thank you for the amazing advice and support you offered right through the year. I found your detailed knowledge of every college course extremely valuable when selecting the right one for me  thanks again!

Fearghal Rooney

Carrick, LC 2016

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me – it has really paid off … I’m delighted with my CAO Offer!


LC 2014

As parents, we found the advice , support and accessibility that Berni provided proved invaluable to our two daughters . She advised re subject choice, CAO, and UKAS and also support to them in college.  She also was a great support to us the parents at what was a very stressful  time . We intend to seek her guidance for our two sons.

Mary O’ Connor


Berni has worked for me at various stages over the past 10 years,  in her role as Career Guidance Coach.  I am very much drawn to her energetic and passionate approach to students and her “think outside the box” philosophy.  Berni is an enthusiastic professional with an ability to motivate and enable students to reach their full potential.  I unreservedly recommend Berni to all students and parents as they plan for their futures.

Colette O Hagan

Principal, Mercy College, Sligo

Berni provided career guidance to both our sons, one a Leaving Certificate student, the other a Mature Student applicant. Both were successful in their respective CAO applications, Business Information Systems and Primary School Teaching. Both were very unsure of what career path to pursue and both credit Berni’s personality, understanding, empathy, professional competence and expansive knowledge in positively influencing their career choice and reaching their goals. I am indebted to her.

Caitríona Ní Fhiannachta Uí Bhéarra


Berni has led me in the right road since day one. From the first day I met Berni I know she was going to get me to where I wanted to be. Her commitment and devotion was exceptional. Knowing I wanted to do but still not knowing how and were to apply was leading me astray but Berni knew exactly how and what suited me best. She made sure I was making the right moves and decisions all the time. I am truly appreciative of where Berni has got me today.

Annette Clarke

Both my son and daughter who did their leaving cert in 2015 and 2016 respectfully in Sligo town attended Berni in the year preceding their exam. Without doubt her knowledge, expertise, professionalism and her in-debt knowledge of all third level courses coupled with her advise on subject selection was definitely instrumental in both my kids achieving their ultimate goal (i.e. enough points to follow their chosen career) I have no hesitation in recommending her services to any student, looking for guidance, direction ,or advice pre or post leaving cert

Michael MC Gowan


For the last number of years I have met Berni both as a LC student and a university student. Berni is a highly dedicated, honest, trustworthy and motivational person who makes you feel at complete ease talking to her and voicing your concerns.

Berni has the ability to read you, as a student extremely well,  thereby aligning you with a course which best suits you and your interests. You leave a meeting with Berni with a great sense of euphoria feeling hat your career goals are never out of reach no matter how impossible it may seem to you at the time.   I could not recommend Berni more highly. She is an outstanding Career Coach and I believe every student needs a Berni, be that pre or post LC. I cannot thank you enough Berni.

Sean Mullarkey

4th yr Science NUIG

Huge thanks to Berni for all the help and advice throughout the leaving cert year.

In addition to the invaluable careers advice, CAO, info on future job prospects etc provided by Berni to my son,she also emailed him a detailed study plan on a monthly basis.This was immensely helpful as it gave him a structure for each subject and a breakdown of the areas on which to focus each month. Berni also kept in regular phone contact with my son to discuss subjects that may have been causing difficulty and to give guidance on areas that needed more focus.
Berni was great to praise my son and to encourage that taking time out was very important.

I cannot recommend Berni highly enough for the service she provides to leaving cert students and their mothers!

Clare McBrien

Our daughter sat her leaving cert last year and we availed of Berni’s career guidance service which was recommended to us. Our daughter had absolutely no idea what career pathway she wanted to take. After our visit with Berni changed everything. We thought one visit would be enough but quickly realised that Berni had too much to offer our daughter as Berni provides a very detailed and extensive service to students sitting the leaving cert. She helped her with a study plan from September right through to the week before the leaving cert which was very successful and alleviated a lot of stress and anxiety associated with the leaving cert. She helped our daughter choose her college course wisely, that will leave her with a wide variety of career choices on completion of her course. She gives the reassurance required to students who may be anxious about the exams ahead of them. Berni quickly develops a rapport with her clients and is her approachable and understanding lady who does her job very well. She also provided a lot of reassurance to our daughter during early days of college. I would highly recommend the service Berni provides and we will continue to use the service for our other children in the future.

Annette Lavin

Navigating the complex and challenging world of career choices, CAO ,UCAS, PLCs, the points system, minimal requirements, personal statements and a myriad of other issues facing L. Cert students and their families, can be daunting and onerous.

Berni provides practical and constructive assistance to students and their families in all of the areas mentioned above. She has extensive knowledge of all 3rd level institutions and their entry requirements. She encourages students to play to their strengths when considering their options as they go forward. Her knowledge and professionalism is an invaluable asset to aspiring 3rd level students.

She also offers a package which involves providing the student  with a practical and workable study/revision plan. My son used her revision programme and found it to be an indispensable resource when preparing for his exams in June.

I highly recommend the services Berni offers to students and their families. I have no doubt that her practical expertise will be a significant asset to those who avail of her help.

Mary Cunniffe

Teacher, Roscommon