Why should you consider an Internship and how can you apply?

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you consider an internship?

There are many reasons to do an internship. The outcomes of an internship can include: increasing your skills and knowledge; improving your understanding of a particular job or industry; and the chance to network. All of this can help you to find a paid permanent position in the future.

 

How do you apply for an Internship?

Applying for an internship is a lot like applying for an ordinary job. You will need to provide a CV and cover letter. It is also important that you treat an interview for an internship in the same way that you would an ordinary interview. There are different types of internships such as academic internships, summer internships and graduate internships.

UCD has numerous academic programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate –both taught and research) that include an internship component. Internships vary in duration with some being up to a year in length.

Providing internship opportunities as part of a programme of study benefits students in many ways:

-An opportunity to put theory into practice is provided
-New skills and knowledge, personal and work related, are acquired
-Students’ employment potential is enhanced
Organisations that provide internship opportunities to UCD students also gain positively from the experience:
-Students bring new and updated skills and fresh ideas to the work place
-Student interns can be assessed for their potential to fill future positions

 

Where can you find Internships?

  1. Careers Connect

There are hundreds of internships and job vacancies being advertised on Careers Connect, including jobs in Dublin, the rest of Ireland and overseas – with new employers registering every day. If you’re a UCD student, login with your UCD Connect username and password. If you’ve graduated from UCD, you can register for an alumni account by filling in a simple form. You can update your profile to indicate industry areas you’re interested in, and choose whether to receive email alerts for vacancies.

Under the ‘Online Resources‘ section of our website and Careers Connect, you will be able to search for international internships through ‘Going Global‘, ‘CEI‘ to name a few.

 

2. UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair

On Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, we will be hosting the annual UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair in Astra Hall, Student Centre, Belfield Campus. This fair attracts around 1000 students across all disciplines looking to enhance their career prospects by undertaking an internship or make a broader contribution through volunteering.We will advertise this event on Facebook and Twitter early in the new year.

 

For any queries in relation to academic internships, do no hesitate to contact us in the office through careers@ucd.ie

 

 

 

Networking – Getting the Mostest from a Recruitment Fair

Students queueing for a recruitment fair

Mark Cumisky, Career & Skills Consultant at UCD, gives some advice on the best way to tackle a recruitment fair:


Students chatting to employers

Recruitment Fairs are great. They are full of interesting people, often wearing primary colours, who are trying to give you free stuff. Pens, writing pads, chocolate, stress-balls, travel coffee mugs, lollipops, key-rings, tee-shirts, even hoodies on occasion. You will not have to buy a pen all year – truly a cornucopia of freebies! Oh, and they are looking to hire you either as a graduate or for a summer internship next year. Pretty cool!

But the place is packed, jam-packed. With other students. And the layout feels non-intuitive. The staff at the stands look like they’re fed up explaining who their organisation is for the umpteenth time. And they do this at almost every university (and lots of ITs). So, is it worthwhile to go? Can I really make myself stand out and impress them?
YES! YES, really.
How?

  • Login to Careers Connect with your UCD Connect details and find the fair under events to see a list of the organisations who will be attending. You can then note down the ones that you want to approach, aka the ones you want to work for, and make a list.
  • Use the web and research the organisations in detail – check out the careers section of their website, esp. the part on the role that you want, and also their general corporate site.
  • Use sites like gradireland, Prospects, and Vault to research the profession and learn what’s involved in the roles you want.
  • Make a list of questions that you want answered – not those that you can answer from their website, obvs.
  • Develop a pitch about yourself – why you want to work for them, why you are studying your course, where you see yourself going in the future. An elevator pitch that tells potential employers both who you are and what you can do for them.
  • Talk to a career and skills consultant before the fair, book an appointment and discuss your strategy.
  • Smile and relax. Hard, I know, but remember that the employers are here to see you – that’s why they came, they want this conversation, and the better the conversation the more impressed they’ll be with you.
  • Follow-up. Send a thank you note or a copy of your CV afterwards – whatever you promised, do it.
  • And enjoy – at the very least the pens are useful.

For more see this video from Career Player.

For more tips and hints, why not call into us at the UCD Career Development Open Day being held this Wednesday September 23rd!

CDC Open Day 2015
CDC Open Day 2015

What are the main differences in CV style from country to country

 

 

 

 

If you’re going for a job in any country you will have to hand in a CV providing details of your previous work history, contact details and information about your educational qualifications. However, there are certain things you must include on your CV if you’re in a different country. This week we tell you what the main difference are in CVs styles across Europe.

When Applying For A Job In France

France

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Check if British or American spelling is preferred on an English CV. Employers often have a preference.

Skills and Experience To Highlight

• List the languages you speak and identify your level of proficiency (bilingual, fluent, conversational or basic).

• In France educational terms are not necessarily universally recognised – explain them.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

• Give the recruiter a sense of your interests outside of what is purely work-related.

• Cultural knowledge is highly valued in France.

For information check out:

• See for a sample CV: http://french.about.com/library/writing/bl-cv3.htm

When Applying For A Job In Spain

Spain

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Full name & title, address, phone number, email address, age or date of birth need to be included on a CV.

• Section is optional.

• Add a high-quality photo to the CV.

Skills and Experience To Highlight

• You can add the type of driver’s license held, civil (marital) status.

• List applicable courses (formación técnica – technical training) or formación profesional (professional training).

• Include study abroad experience, employers are interested to know.

• Include trainee periods, summer & part-time work & internships.

• List languages. Speaking Spanish is important to work in Spain.
So be sure to state your fluency levels (speaking, writing and reading).

• Name certificates and/or language test results.

• It’s not common to give references, so don’t worry about this.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

See for a sample CV: http://www.donquijote.org/jobs/cv/

When Applying For A Job In Italy

Italy

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Pictures are not normally included.
• End your CVs with this statement: Autorizzo il trattamento dei miei dati personali ai sensi del D.L. 196/2003. (I agree to disclose my personal information according to the law 196/2003.)

Skills and Experience To Highlight

• Specify the level of fluency, comprehension, writing and speaking ability on your CV.
• Refer to an officially-recognised proficiency examination, language diploma or a course. This is so that Italian employers know you are reputable. The CILS exam (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) is an examination to prove competence in Italian.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

See for a sample CV: http://en.bab.la/phrases/application/resume-cv/english-italian/

When Applying For A Job In Germany

Germany

Differences in Style and Formatting
• Full name, postal address, telephone number (add your country code), email address, date and place of birth, marital status. All of these details must be included.
• In German the CV is known as a lebenslauf in German.
• In Germany your lebenslauf (CV). Should be no more than two pages.
• Photograph: high-quality and professional glued to the upper right corner of the first page of CV. German employers want to see a picture of you before the interview.
• Include the name, dates, location and business focus of the employer for each position.

Skills and Experience To Highlight
• State your language skills with levels for speaking, reading and writing.
• Knowledge of computer languages and programmes is considered impressive.
• Briefly mention your hobbies.

Other Things To Keep In Mind
See for a sample CV and more tips: http://www.welcometogermerica.com/2014/10/how-to-write-german-lebenslauf.html

When Applying For A Job In Netherlands

Netherlands

Differences in Style and Formatting

• State your objective / what you’re seeking.

Skills and Experience To Highlight
• It is important to include a lot of education details such as: the dates of study, certificate received, core modules, study abroad experience, thesis title.
• Professional associations (organisations, interest groups).

Other Things To Keep In Mind

See for a sample CV and more tips: http://blogs.transparent.com/dutch/how-to-write-a-dutch-cv/
http://www.iamexpat.nl/career/guides-tools/cv-guide

When Applying For A Job In Belgium

Belgium

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Don’t include salary expectations in your CV.
• Full name and title, address, phone number(s), mail address, date. & Place of birth, citizenship, marital status & number of children.
Skills and Experience To Highlight
• Areas of concentration, special courses, seminars, internships, non-degree & foreign studies.
• There are differences between applying for job in Brussels, the Flemish and Walloon regions.

Other Things To Keep In Mind
See for a sample CV and more tips: http://inforjeunesbruxelles.be/jobs-etudiants/le-cv/modeles-de-cv
http://resume.modelocurriculum.net/the-cv-in-belgium.html

When Applying For A Job In Austria

austria


Differences in Style and Formatting

• 2 pages.
• Include a professional photograph.
• Sign your CV at the bottom.

Skills and Experience To Highlight
• Additional training.
• Military experience.
• There shouldn’t be any unexplained gaps.

Other Things To Keep In Mind
See for a sample CV and more tips: http://resume.modelocurriculum.net/the-cv-in-austria.html

Apps That Can Help You On The Job Search

 

 

 

 

 

Jobbio is an app developed by an Irish company that allows you to apply for jobs at the click of button. You simply establish a profile in which you describe your work history. Search for jobs wherever you are and simply apply.

Sidekick

Sidekick is designed for a browser. It attaches a tracker to an email and it will tell you the exact time when an email is opened, anytime the email is opened sidekick will send you a notification. You can also use it to schedule emails.
This is a great resource for seeing which employers have read your emails and which ones haven’t.

Linked

LinkedIn’s App is very good for keeping up to date with all of the latest activity on LinkedIn. Network with new business associates shortly after meeting them- find new people in your network- follows groups and apply for jobs at the click of button.

indeed.com

Indeed.com mobile Phone App allows you to apply for jobs, just upload your CV and you can apply for jobs at the click of a button.

Glassdoor

The Glassdoor lets you look at reviews of companies and get some insider information. This can be of use before you go into the interview because it allows users to share information about their experiences of what it’s like to work in a particular company. Previous interviewees also post about their experiences so this can help you in your preparation.

Aduza

Adzuna can inform you of jobs in the UK. It also has a CV evaluator which uses multiple algorithms in order to determine the quality of a CV and how much you’re worth a year in real terms. It also gives you the opportunity to email the figure to your boss (for the truly daring).

Websites That Will Help You To Find A Job

jobs.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UCD Careers Connect
– UCD’s exclusive jobs website available only to UCD students and alumni.

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– A lot of student jobs in Call Centres and promotional work for charities are advertised on this site.

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http://www.irishjobs.ie/
– Agencies advertise through IrishJobs.ie. List all of the agencies that interest you. Contact them and give them your CV.

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http://ie.indeed.com/
– Many top quality jobs in research are advertised on Indeed. If you hoping to get a professional or even just a part-time job Indeed has lots of opportunities available.

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https://jobbio.com/
– After setting up an account you can apply for jobs at the click of a button.

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http://www.jobsireland.ie/

The Department of Social Protection has many positions full-time, part-time and work placements.

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https://www.linkedin.com/
– After setting up a profile you can apply for jobs. The UCD Career Development Centre is also on LinkedIn [Insert link here].

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www.vault.com
– Is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about trends in your industry. It is accessible through Careers Connect.

http://www.goinglobal.com/
– Provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.


Hashtags To Help You Find Jobs

#jobfairy
#reallygoodnews
#engineeringjobs
#legaljobs
#ITjobs
#jobs
#internfairy

Seeking Volunteer Work

http://www.activelink.ie
http://www.volunteer.ie
http://www.ucdvo.org
http://www.camaraireland.ie
http://www.depaulireland.org
http://www.focusireland.ie
http://www.aiesec.ie
http://www.ucdsvp.ie
http://www.svp.ie
www.niteline.ie

Companies To Volunteer With

www.volunteeringireland.com
Irish National Volunteer Development Agency
www.vsiireland.org
Voluntary Service International
www.simoncommunity.org
The Simon Community
www.barnardos.com
Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity
www.ispcc.ie
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
www.focusireland.ie
Working with and on behalf of the homeless in Ireland
www.sbhi.ie
National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocecphalus Ireland (SBHI)
www.activelink.ie
Volunteering and job opportunities
www.volunteer.ie
The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland
www.volunteeringoptions.org
Volunteering Options programme funded by Irish Aid
www.volunteerdublincitynorth.ie
Volunteering in Dublin City North area
www.volunteersouthdublin.ie
Volunteering in Dublin City South area

Volunteering Abroad

www.irishaid.gov.ie
Govt programme of assistance
www.concern.net
International humanitarian organisation
www.goal.ie
International humanitarian agency
www.gorta.org
NGO
www.outreachmoldova.org
Working with orphans in Moldova
www.viatoreschristi.org
A Non-profit mission organisation sending missionary volunteers abroad
www.oxfamireland.org
Oxfam
www.auscharity.org
Charity based placements in Australia
www.britarch.ac.uk/archabroad
Archaeological digs abroad
www.britishexploring.org
Expeditions to remote areas
www.bunac.org
Worldwide volunteer projects
www.cat.org.uk
Centre for alternative technology
www.csv.org.uk
UK-based volunteering agency
www.earthwatch.org
Field-based conservation in 50 countries
www.eiluk.org
Charity placement organisation
www.icye.org.uk
International exchanges
www.i-toi-i.com
Internships to teaching projects abroad
www.questoverseas.com
Projects and expeditions in Africa
www.raleighinternational.org
Community projects abroad
www.responsibletravel.com
Click on volunteer travel
www.teachingabroaddirect.co.uk/
Volunteering & work experience abroad
www.trekforce.org.uk
Science & conservation projects
www.world-challenge.co.uk
3-6 month paid / voluntary placements
www.wwv.org.uk
World Wide Volunteering, full time volunteering opportunities
www.suas.ie/volunteer-programme/html
Work with schools in India and Kenya
www.gvi.co.uk
Global Vision International
www.projects-abroad.ie
Volunteer on a variety of programmes in 28 destinations
www.gooverseas.com
Find out more in the “volunteer abroad” section
www.goabroad.com/volunteer-abroad
1128 organisations offering 6320 Volunteer Abroad programmes
www.viso.ie/volunteer
Voluntary Service Overseas
www.eilireland.org/volunteer-abroad
Irish not for profit organisation supporting local projects across the world.
www.usit.ie/volunteer
Volunteer placements abroad
www.theethicalvolunteer.com/
Volunteering in Africa, Asia, Central and South America
www.acara.ie/lesotho
Volunteering in Lesotho
www.chernobyl-international.com/
Chernobyl Children International support to children living in the aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown
www.habitatireland.ie/
Habitat for Humanity Ireland non-profit organisation
www.havenpartnership.org
Irish NGO
www.plan.ie
Independent organisation working in 48 developing countries
www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/be-a-volunteer
Irish development agency
www.ucdvo.org
UCD Volunteers Overseas Programme

Artistic Events

Jameson’s Film Festival

Tiger Dublin Fringe

National Art Gallery

All the events listed above recruit volunteers annually. There are many different artistic and cultural events that take place during the summer.

Facebook Pages To Follow

Journalism and New Media Jobs

Student Activities

If you are still a student join societies, this can help you to gain some marketable skills. It can also demonstrate to an employer that you are an outgoing person. To contact student societies.

Create a hitlist of employers of interest:
– Make a list of job titles and companies / sectors you would like to work in
– Agencies
– Job boards
– Companies
– Online contacts
– Use online tools like gradireland.com or prospects.ac.uk
– Research them
– On social media (linkedin, youtube, facebook, twitter, …)
– Mind your own online profiles and clean them up (e.g. facebook)
– Build Contacts & Network for Future
– Go to careers fairs, conferences, university alumni networking events, events hosted by the company you’re interested in
– Intern your way in
– Get organised
– Folder
– Spreadsheet
– Track your activity

Market yourself:
– Identify your unique selling points
– Think about your transferable skills

Aim to send out as many CVs as you can.

UCD Graduates, would you like a job in the Dept of Foreign Affairs?

 

 

 

 

 

UCD Graduates, would you like a job in the Dept of Foreign Affairs?

Apply here: https://goo.gl/CuYthw

Paid Internship – Conflict Resolution Unit

As set out in the Programme for Government, the Government is committed to developing

Irish engagement in international conflict resolution as an important dimension of Irish

foreign policy. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the

opportunity to gain practical experience in policy development and in the work of the

Conflict Resolution Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The internship will

be for a maximum duration of 11 months, commencing on Monday 14 September 2015.

Qualifications/Experience:

 A first or second class honours degree is required, preferably in International Relations,

History, Politics or related discipline

 A strong interest in conflict resolution is desirable, as demonstrated by previous work

experience in this area, specialised studies or academic training

 A postgraduate degree with a focus on conflict resolution and/or peace and security

studies is desirable

 High level of oral and written communication skills are essential

 Good interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills

 Flexibility and capability to work independently and as a member of a team

The role is likely to involve assistance on a variety of tasks and projects in the area of conflict

resolution (as well as the OSCE, Council of Europe, and United Nations as required) including

 research and policy analysis

 drafting of briefing papers and reports on selected thematic issues

 attending and taking notes at meetings

 contributing to the design and planning of conferences and events

 responding to public queries and requests for information

 performance of other related duties to support the ongoing work of the Unit as

WANTED- Student Callers

 

 

 

 

 

UCD Career Development Centre is hiring students to help with the First Destinations Survey of 2014 UCD graduates!

We need approximately 2 students to help with data entry from paper forms and about 10 to help with making follow up calls to graduates. Rate of pay for both jobs will be 8.65 EUR per hour, with a bonus for those who exceed call targets.

Data entry will run from 18th May until the mid June and helpers will be required for a couple of days each week – dates and times are flexible and can be worked around your work/study schedules.
Follow up calls will take place from Tuesday 12th of May until mid June. Callers will most likely be required for 2-3 hours per day/evening (5-7pm) during these weeks.

Training will be provided for both groups.

Please email us at fdr@ucd.ie stating whether you prefer data entry or calling, providing a short summary of relevant skills and experience and giving an indication of your availability for the dates outlined above.

Become an EU Careers Ambassador

EU Careers Ambassadors

 

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in:

  • Finding out more about EU Career opportunities and promoting them to your fellow students?
  • Building a fantastic network across Europe?
  • Gaining work experience during your studies?
  • Developing your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR?
  • Receiving a full induction and coaching throughout the role?
  • Giving your CV extra clout with future employers?

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in UCD.

EU Careers Ambassadors

As a highly-regarded employer of top graduates, we’re looking for a brand ambassador at the best universities in Europe. Part of an established and successful initiative, the EU Careers Ambassadors scheme involves finding innovative ways of promoting the great opportunities we have to offer, including through:

  • attending careers fairs, or giving presentations to your fellow students
  • developing university networks and providing information
  • maintaining an active online and social media presence
  • answering questions and queries about EU Careers

Of course, there’s a lot in it for you, too.

For starters, all of our Ambassadors receive comprehensive training which will prepare them perfectly for the role. You’ll be able to develop the skills you need to be a successful Ambassador, we’ll give you loads of support and ideas on getting started.

Secondly, in a super-competitive graduate job market, a position of responsibility like this could really make you stand out. As well as developing your communication and presentation skills, the international perspective you’ll demonstrate will give your CV extra clout with future employers.

Apply online by 12pm Brussels time (11am Irish time) on 24 April 2015.

Casual work – Pensions Office Assistant in UCD

#jobfairy - now hiring

 

 

 

 

 

The Pensions Office requires a graduate from a Business, Actuarial or related discipline to assist in the administration tasks of the office for a limited number of weeks to commence with immediate effect.
The position will require someone with:

  • A proven interest in administration
  • An understanding of the importance of a professional quality service to customers within agreed service level standards
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to act with tact and discretion in all matters
  • Ability to prioritise day to day workload and plan efficiently to achieve goals
  • Ability to exercise initiative and be flexible in approach to work
  • Be dependable in consistently delivering reliable results within service deadlines
  • Well developed IT Skills and numerical ability is required
  • A willingness to learn and work well within a team
  • An interest in working in the area of HR Administration is desirable

Days of work: Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.

Pay:
2010 (2013) Hourly Rate €12.09
2011 (2013) Hourly Rate €10.88*
*Subject to all new entrants to the public sector as of 1 January 2011

Please send CV and cover letter to Fiona Byrne (Pensions Manager) at fiona.cbyrne@ucd.ie.

Come and work for us! – Customer Service role

#jobfairy - now hiring

 

 

 

 

 

We have a temporary full-time vacancy for an immediate start in UCD Career Development Centre, which will be for a maximum of 12 weeks.

Customer Service Assistant

This role will involve dealing with students, employers, staff and visitors. The work will be project based with a range of tasks and deadlines.

Required:

  • High level of customer service skills
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Excellent organisation and IT skills
  • Experience in promoting events/services and familiarity with social media platforms
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
  • An interest in working with students

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining what you could bring to this role to oonagh.sweeney@ucd.ie. The closing date is 1st April 2015.

Salary €10.88ph

Ericsson Masters in Applied Software Technology – plus a permanent job

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Ericsson and ICT Ireland logos

LM ERICSSON in association with the ICT Ireland Federation is offering a one year, full-time Masters in Applied Software Technology which will be free to participants and include a three month paid internship with the company and a full-time permanent job as a software engineer in Ericsson on satisfactory completion.

The Masters is delivered both in the Dublin Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology. It offers an integrated approach to delivering end to end software development skills. From computing fundamentals and software design to implementation and testing, the entire lifecycle of software development is covered. The programme focuses on the practical problem-solving skills required for software engineering. Programme participants will also gain an integrated and critical knowledge of the skills and particular technologies used in ICT product development today.

Screening and selection of candidates will take place during the Spring-Summer with the programme starting in September 2015.

Eligibility
The programme is geared primarily to unemployed graduates who are Irish or EEA nationals. Participants will not be entitled to retain any social welfare payments while attending the course but Ericsson is funding a Bursary to assist participants with expenses. Candidates should preferably have at a 2.1 Honours Primary Degree in a relevant cognate discipline. This category includes (but is not limited to) Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Data Networking etc. but qualified applicants from any discipline with significant content in Maths, Problem Solving, Logic and Critical Thinking will receive consideration.

Each application will be considered on its individual merits. Candidates will undertake a course in advance of commencing the Masters to prepare and qualify them in the range of subject areas to be covered on the Masters programme. This course in the Fundamentals of Computer Programming (FCP) will lead to a Certificate in Software Engineering.


Applications

Entry to the programme is on the basis of a competitive selection process based on criteria which are available upon request. Prospective candidates may be requested to attend for interview,
undertake tests or other selection procedures. Making an application is not a guarantee of selection. Applications are treated in strictest confidence. In making an application, applicants
accept that no feedback will be provided to them, or any other party, regarding the selection process, or any reasons for their non-selection.

To apply please email your CV to susan.kelly@ictireland.org, making sure to include the following information on it:

  • A sentence confirming you are an Irish or EEA national or resident in Republic of Ireland on a Stamp 4 VISA
  • Nationality
  • Home address
  • Phone number and email address
  • Full details of educational qualifications (College, name of course and grade awarded (or expected) eg 2.1, 1.1 etc.)

What Previous Participants Are Saying

“This is a very challenging and rewarding experience. It has given me a thorough grounding in (among others) Enterprise Java, Web Development, Scripting languages IP Networking, Database Technologies, Software Design, and Distributed Systems. The facilities are excellent, with dedicated labs, and ready access to teaching staff. The opportunities that extend from the course are excellent with a high probability of immediate employment in the software industry.”
John Jeffries

“The course is fast paced with a multitude of interesting and varying subjects. Teamwork is vital in any workplace and never have I witnessed such an emphasis on teamwork than through this course. The interaction with the sponsoring company is a huge plus as it makes you feel like a member of the team, it also gives you an insight to how projects may be run in a work scenario. Overall it is a challenging but extremely rewarding and thought provoking course with a wide range of subjects to give anyone a fantastic arsenal of skills to approach the working world.”
Ben Moore

“Initially I was amazed at the diversity of the students various backgrounds, from age to profession to experience. The year is very intense with a heavy workload and dedication is definitely the key to success. There is a dedicated lab for students which I have found to be invaluable along with the student mantra of sharing knowledge and helping each other as far as possible.”
Orla Brooks

“Having come into the course from a non computer background I thought that the course could prove too much for me. However I have found the level of tuition to be exceptionally high and was well guided to the correct topics for
self learning in order to succeed. The course moves at a fast pace with a wide range of interesting subjects. There is a high level of interaction between the students and Ericsson which gives you an unprecedented insight into company operations. The programme overall is highly rewarding and provides a great challenge to learn new skills or to up-skill to enter the working world as a Software Engineer.”
Shane Cowzer

Completing your final year exams? Interested in a successful career in tax?

Irish Tax Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Are you finishing your final year exams, and perhaps are considering your next move?  Why not consider the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) summer course and qualify by September 2016?

Irish Tax Institute

Key facts

  • Part 1 weekend lectures: April to July 2015
  • Part 1 exams: August 2015
  • No training contract required
  • Suitable irrespective of your degree discipline
  • All Part 1 lectures are recorded and available online – even if you wait until after your college exams to enrol, you can catch up online
  • Particularly attractive if you have exemptions at Part 1 – you would sit the remaining Part 1 exams in August 2015 and start Part 2 in October 2015
  • Fees can be paid by direct debit over the course of the summer

Contact the Tax Institute:
Talk to Eimear on 01 663 1748 or efetherston@taxinstitute.ie

Visit www.careerintax.ie for more details.

 

Becoming a primary teacher – the PME for graduates

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Applications for the two year Professional Masters in Education (Primary Teaching) 2015-2017 are now open. The closing date is 17:00 on 10th April 2015.

This programme is offered by:
St Patrick’s College, Dublin
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin
Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Details of entry requirements, duration and the curriculum can be found on the institutions’ websites via the links above.

Please note: Applications for the Dublin and Maynooth-based colleges should be sent to St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra; applications for the Limerick-based programme should be sent to Mary Immaculate College.

From September 2016 (not 2015) applicants will be required to have a minimum 2:2 honours Level 8 degree, i.e. UCD GPA 2.48 and above.

 


Come in and see us!

Why not meet with a career and skills consultant to discuss your application as well as prepare for your interview if your application is successful? The Career Development Centre can help you to prepare a high quality CV and give you the skills to perform effectively at interview.

Looking for a rewarding summer 2015?

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Ozanam House Resource Centre is a community resource centre run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and based in Mountjoy Square in the North Inner City.

Ozanam house volunteers and kids

Throughout the year we run childcare, youth, adult education and community programmes. During the summer months the centre is taken up with our Summer Projects, with 180 children and young people involved in action packed, activity based programmes. We need as many volunteers as possible to make this happen.

Our Summer Projects start mid-June and run throughout July and August with the biggest number of volunteers required in July. We engage children and young people aged 5 to 18 years of age. They are broken into different groups and projects according to their age. Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of one week to the group of their choice.

All of our projects are activity based with some excursions included each week. The activities can include Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Computers, drama, Sports and games, swimming, photography, film making, digital media, fashion design, and new ideas are always welcome!

Our volunteers act as mentors and friends to the young people, encouraging and supporting them throughout the project. We encourage our volunteers to be as involved in the projects as possible –the more you put in the more you get from the experience. As you can imagine it is an incredibly fun, energising and rewarding experience, as we engage vulnerable children who otherwise would not have any activities or holidays during the summer.

So if you have skills you wish to share, if you want to have a unique and fun experience, to develop your skills further, greatly enhancing your CV and also to make a really big difference in the lives of young people in the Inner City get in touch before Friday 1st May

Phone: 01-8742804
Email: admin@ozanamhouse.ie
Web: www.ozanamhouse.ie
or find us on Facebook – ‘SVP Ozanam House’

Environmental and therapy funded internships in Malta

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Agape Adventures has three fully funded places in two different Maltese projects. These are year long experiences starting in September and funded through the Erasmus+ scheme.

FULLY FUNDED INTERNSHIP – Malta. Marine Turtle Sanctuary.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 20/02/2015
TWO PLACES

Marine turtle

Join a first class team who are working to ensure the beauty of Malta’s natural environment is maintained, and to spread the message of environmental responsibility on the island. The team focus on environmental education and marine rescue – protecting local dolphins and marine turtles with a 24hr rescue & rehabilitation service.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a dedicated team who have been working on the island of Malta for many years caring for the environmental development, and promoting conservation issues & education within the local population. Their commitment is to the conservation of Maltese nature through the promotion of environmental awareness, managing areas of natural and scientific interest, and lobbying for effective environmental legislation.

Over the years the team has been successful in gaining legal protection for various plants and animals in the Maltese Islands, helping to save from extinction some of the local endemic species. Their particular area of focus is the rescue of injured marine turtles and stranded dolphins. There is a dedicated 24 hour duty rescue team on call who are all professionally trained.There is a strong emphasis also on education within the project – reaching out to the local schools and communities. Groups of children regularly visit the centre and get actively involved in the learning process, the lessons are hands on and encourage the children to care for the environment around them.

You receive: Training, Return Travel to Malta , Accommodation, Food allowance, Monthly stipend, Insurance cover and 24/7 support.

To apply you must be between the ages of 18-30, an Irish citizen & available to leave in September and stay for a whole year.
This is a fantastic opportunity to really put your knowledge into action and gain vital work experience in conservation, environmental education and marine biology.

Read the full details and access the online application form on our website. Please apply online and ignore the price stated as this is a funded position.


 

FULLY FUNDED INTERNSHIP – Malta. Therapy Unit.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 23 /02/2015
ONE PLACE

Kids in Malta therapy project

Bask in the beauty of the island of Malta, whilst helping to support one of the most innovative and forward thinking therapy centres around – a fantastic way to use your time & gain experience.
This project captures all that is good about modern therapy and makes it even better! Focussing on the needs of a wide variety of clients, the staff work to bring joy, movement, achievement and a vital boost to self esteem in those they are working with. As an organization, they offer a range of services that focus on the individual’s needs and potential.

The staff are all highly trained and experienced, sharing knowledge across the various teams to ensure that the approach is truly multi-disciplinary. The state-of-the-art facilities compliment the programmes and services to ensure that people with disabilities have access to professional care, advice, training and therapy. Joining this team will provide you with a wealth of experience, opening your eyes to the amazing impact each therapy can have on any individual of all levels of ability.

You will have opportunity to assist in every area of the projects’ work, learning new skills along the way. If you are staying longer term you will be given the opportunity to specify which therapy area you are most interested in, and give time to focus on developing your skills further in this field. This truly is an amazing opportunity in an amazing Island that could revolutionise your future!

This project is a fantastic facility providing an array of therapeutic, educational and leisure services to children and adults with physical and/or learning disabilities, completely free of charge!Their aim is to support individuals & carers by focusing on activities that increase independence and inclusion.

There is a dizzying array of activities running within the centre, including:

· Multi Sensory Therapy
· Animal Interaction Programmes
· Arts and Crafts
· Pottery
· Horse Riding Therapy
· Aqua therapy
· Computer lab with assistive technology
· Sports club for persons with physical Disabilities and more!

You receive: Training, Return Travel to Malta , Accommodation, Food allowance, Monthly stipend, Insurance cover and 24/7 support.

To apply you must be between the ages of 18-30, an Irish citizen & available to leave in September and stay for a whole year.

Read the full details on & access the online application form on our website. Please apply online and ignore the price stated as this is a funded position.

Free UCD accredited online course for UCD Undergrads-Critical Thinking in Global Issues

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Would you like an opportunity to be part of an exciting new short online course that explores critical thinking in the context of global challenges facing society today?

universitas21 logoAs part of the Universitas 21 Network, UCD is participating in U21 Shared Online Course ‘Critical Thinking in Global Issues’. This course is a version of a MOOC, developed by the University of Edinburgh, which has been tailored in the form of a shared online course (SOC) and will now be delivered by the University of Edinburgh to UCD students and fellow students across the U21 Network.

This is an excellent opportunity for UCD undergraduate students to develop the capacity for critical thought and a sense of internationalisation while participating in a MOOC-type learning experience with fellow U21 students from across the world. Successful completion of this course by UCD students will be recognised and reflected on students’ Diploma Supplement.

The course is open to all undergraduate students and requires 1-2 hours study per week (for 5 weeks, starting 9 March). Current students who may be interested are invited to participate in this unique learning opportunity and to enrol as soon as possible by using your UCD email address via the following link: http://www.universitas21.com/link/U21SOC.

Please note in order for your participation and completion in this course to be recognised by UCD it is essential that you use your UCD student email account to register.

 

Critical Thinking in Global Challenges - course advert

 

Skills for Working Life: Acing Graduate Interviews

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Paul Vance from KPMG presented the week 2 session on Acing Graduate Interviews. The interview is your chance to make a great impression and convince the interviewers to choose you, and it’s as much about how you present yourself and your body language, as well as what you say. If you missed the session or you’d like to refresh your mind, have a look over the slides.

Launch of Career Mentoring Programme

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday evening 4th February, the Career Development Centre in conjunction with Alumni Relations and the School of English, Drama and Film launched a pilot career mentoring programme which was held in Ardmore House in UCD.

Ten alumni from the School of English, Drama and Film have volunteered their time to act as mentors to ten student mentees of the School for the duration of the programme timed to finish at the end of May 2015.

Mentors are currently working in areas from broadcast journalism, teaching, academia, writing and the film industry with a few well-known names amongst the group, and participants have been matched based on areas of career interest.

The evening was an opportunity for everyone to get involved in some training sessions but also for mentors and mentees to meet each other.  There was a fantastic buzz to the evening and everyone was very positive about the launch event and excited about the programme ahead!

Primary and Secondary Teaching Opportunities in UK

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Engage Education are a dynamic recruitment organisation based in Dublin city centre specialising in providing Irish teachers with short and long term contract positions across England. With a strong base of experienced consultants, we place huge emphasis on treating every teacher individually and select only the ideal environments according to suitability. Engage Education are also the founders of the much acclaimed ‘iday’, a specialist education recruitment event that gives Irish teachers the unique opportunity to fly to England for free and interview with a number of schools on the same day and at the same location.

Over 1,350 primary and secondary schools across the UK are currently recruiting teachers for full-time posts and are looking to meet with Irish-trained teachers at our 2015 iday events at which these schools interview.

Teachers selected to attend the event are flown to the UK for the four-day event. During this time, they will have the opportunity to interview with up to 8 UK principals for full-time posts starting in September. They will be invited to a free CPD day run by education leaders and have the opportunity to visit schools before accepting a post. All positions will offer probation/induction to newly qualified teachers and progression to experienced teachers. All travel and accommodation expenses for the four-day event are covered by Engage Education. As this is a bespoke event designed to offer a tailored interview schedule to all candidates, over 90% of teachers will be offered positions.

For more information, fill in your details at the link below:

http://goo.gl/forms/v9oWwfxCeU

Otherwise please contact Rachel in our St. Stephens Green office on 0864109883 or rachel.travers@engageeducation.ie for more information.