Shane McQuillan | Nov. 27, 2012 | The Irish Times
Just a few months ago, as a new college graduate, I assumed I would be starting a job. I had just completed four years as a Naughton scholar, studying software engineering at Dublin City University, and I thought my student days were over for a while.
The Naughton family changed that plan, however, and I was awarded a Naughton fellowship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame in the US. I’m already in my sixth week.
I visited Notre Dame, one of the top universities in the US, in November 2008 and knew I wanted to return. I’m one of five Irish students on the Esteem programme, and if there’s anywhere in the US where you can feel at home as an Irishman, it’s Notre Dame.