Final year Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Legal and Business Studies students recently examined the financial profile of four large credit unions in the South East that collectively have more than 100,00 members.
The students then made proposals for their financial management and suggested business initiatives that could be pursued.
The project commenced with a presentation by the Waterford CU financial controller, Peter Barry, and the students final output was viewed by the Waterford Credit Union general manager, Ilonda Parle.
Ms. Parle commended the students’ application and innovation and welcomed the engagement of the educational process with the credit union movement. Lecturer John Maher remarked that this project gave the students a live case to which they could apply their skills and judgement.
Presenting such work also developed their interpersonal communications capability and this will stand to them in the workplace