Looking For Your Ideal Internship?

 

Have you set your Career Goals for 2018?  Let us help you out!

 

January is the perfect time to sit down and set out some dreams and goals for the year ahead. What does your dream job look like? What  skills would you like to learn or improve? Which companies or individuals inspire you? Where in the world can you see yourself working?

 

While setting out our ultimate goals is great motivation, it can often leave us asking ourselves ‘where do I even start?’. Well that’s where we can help, check out these simple suggestions to get you started!

 

Improve Your Skills

 

In University, your education opportunities extend far beyond your core modules. There is an abundance of ways to develop skills through extra curricular events and workshops. Skilled graduates are in much greater demand by modern employers.

 

Have you heard about the UCD Certificate in ‘Skills for Working Life’? This is an 8 week course, with weekly informal and interactive sessions each lasting up to two hours, where you will be taught by some of Ireland’s leading employers. The course gives students an insight into the skills which you will need to develop to be successful in the graduate workplace. To find out more and register, visit UCD Careers Connect.

 

Do Your Research

 

Not sure where to start your search for Internship opportunities? You’ll find lots of useful information in the internship section of our Career Development Centre website, in the Vacancies portal on Careers Connect, on GradIreland and Prospects.

 

Still not sure what you’re looking for? You can also make an appointment with our Career Consultants to chat through your search, application or interview process. Appointments are only available on the day, for the day, and you can book online from 8am each morning on Careers Connect.

 

Make Connections

 

On February 1st we are hosting our annual Internships Recruitment Fair in the Global Lounge on the lower ground floor of the Main Restaurant building. Register to attend on Careers Connect.

 

Internship work is a crucial and valuable experience for students across all academic disciplines. It is also the one of the best ways to get into a company for the long term permanent position. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or maybe a smaller company, you’ll find something at the Internships Fair for you.

 

Best of Luck!

 

 

Study Week Tips & Tricks

 

 

Sitting in the library and dreaming of more exciting times? Staring into the distance at the bright lights of the RTÉ links mast and wishing it was really the Eiffel Tower? Wishing the UCD lake was actually the sunny lakes of Italy or Lake Tahoe?

 

Would the prospect of an international career in some of these lovely locations make it all worthwhile? Check out The International Careers Fair 2017 this Thursday, December 7th, at The Printworks, Dublin Castle.The event hosts HR representatives from the European Union, the United Nations system, International Financial Institutions, Irish Government Departments, and other non-profit organizations. Also check out our online resources, Going Global and CEI internships, to help your international job search.

 

Would an alternative, less formal, study space outside of the James Joyce library help your study? Sometimes you just need a slight change of scenery to help keep the study week boredom at bay. Check out the Global Lounge, the Starbucks seating areas in Quinn and Conway, the Student Centre, the Richview or Vet libraries or the Daedalus building.

 

How about some free coffee? We thought some free tea/coffee might help you along this study week. To win one of 5 pairs of Insomnia coffee vouchers for the UCDSU shop – we’re asking you to take sides by commenting either ‘Tea’ or ‘Coffee’ on our Facebook status for this blog and tag a UCD friend you’d share our prize with!

 

One last word of advice… at the end of the day, it’s the hard work that counts! Sometimes it can be easier said than done to block out distractions and settle down to study. Well thankfully, a few clever people designed some apps to take those distractions out of your hands. Applications such as ‘Cold Turkey’ block famously distracting websites such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Tumblr and you can add your own websites too. Worth a look!

 

All that’s left to say, is to wish you all the very best of luck with your upcoming exams. Give it your best, and enjoy the Christmas break that follows!

 

Check out our Social Media! UCD Careers Facebook  UCD Careers Twitter  UCD Careers LinkedIn

 

Graduate Study: Research and Applications

Thinking about doing a postgraduate degree? Here’s what you need to know to improve your research and applications.

 

1.Know why you want to do a postgraduate degree.

Don’t just fall into a graduate programme because you don’t know what else to do.  Make sure that you are genuinely interested in the subject area that you are studying. Sometimes working in industry for a period prior to graduate study can really assist you in making a better choice.  Also, the company you are working for may be happy to cover the costs of your graduate study.

 

2. Research the programme and its alumni.

Ensure that you research the job profiles of graduates from the graduate programme you intend to study. Connect with them to get some advice on their experience. If you do not know of any alumni, the school/programme you are applying to may be able to suggest some or you could use LinkedIn to search for them.

 

3. Investigate the range of options available to you using websites such as GradIreland and Prospects.

Thorough research is critical before you invest a substantial amount of time and money into a graduate programme. And with the wealth of websites available such a GradIreland, Prospects and the websites of the relevant colleges/universities such as UCD Graduate Studies, doing some research couldn’t be easier.

 

4. Make your personal statement stand out from the crowd.

A good start is half the battle. When it comes to personal statements, bear in mind that the assessor could be reading multiple statements on the same day. Start with a strong opening line to ensure you catch their attention and keep your statement lively and positive. Your personal statement, or statement of purpose, is a great opportunity to convey a sense of who you are and your motivation for applying, so make the most of it.

 

Additionally, have a look at our further study advice on our website for more guidance. As always, we encourage you to make an appointment to come and see us here in the UCD Career Development Centre if you need any further assistance with your applications.

Best of Luck! 

 

Check out our Social Media! UCD Careers Facebook  UCD Careers Twitter  UCD Careers LinkedIn

 

 

 

Ace Your Interview: 5 Top Tips!

 

 

First of all, if you’ve been shortlisted for interviews, Congratulations! Making it to the interview stage means you’ve already made a good impression on your potential future employer(s).

 

1. Positive Attitude

‘Be positive, patient and persistent.’

We are far too often our own harshest critics and this is not the mindset to enter your interview with. If you’ve got the interview, you’ve already impressed! You’ll be just as intelligent and capable as everyone else on the interview list, all you’ve got to do is prove it. Employers are looking for candidates who not only fit the competencies required but also a personality that fits the company culture. Greet your interviewers with a smile, be friendly and relax in the knowledge that good interviewers only want to bring out the best in you.

 

2. Self Awareness

Tell me about yourself…

What motivates/inspires you?

What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?

You are the topic of this interview. You must be prepared to talk about yourself. You are absolutely guaranteed to be asked a question or two about yourself, so no excuses not to prepare. Don’t undersell yourself or your achievements. Practise with friends or make an appointment with us in the UCD Career Development Centre to perfect your answers. Also, be sure to know your own CV/application inside out, you could get asked about anything that’s in there.

 

3. STAR Technique

The STAR technique is a widely used approach to answering competency based questions in a clear and effective manner. The ‘STAR’ approach to structuring your answers: Situation (set the scene), Task (what you set out to achieve), Action (what YOU did to achieve it), Result (the outcome). When discussing work experience, focus on your own contribution and what you’ve achieved rather than just listing the tasks required.

 

4. Know the Organisation & Job Description

Do your research. What will be expected of you in this role? Do you know anyone already working in the organisation that you could reach out to? Has the organisation been in the news recently or had any interesting developments? Additionally, if you know who will sit on the panel, do your research on their roles and backgrounds also.

 

5. Take Notes

Every interview is a learning experience. As soon as possible after the interview, it’s a good idea to take note of the questions you were asked and your thoughts on the experience. These could come in really handy if you get called back for a second interview or for other interviews in the future!

 

‘Fail to prepare, Prepare to fail’. You’ve already gotten the opportunity to interview, so you don’t want to let yourself down by failing to prepare.

Take some confidence from the fact that you’ve been asked to interview. The interviewer already believes that you can do the job. You’ve just got to believe in yourself and most importantly, BE YOURSELF.

 

 

 

How can I improve my skills and impress employers?

Yes, you are here to get your degree but there is so much more to university life than just your degree. More and more employers are looking for well-rounded students who have engaged with the wonderful extra-curricular opportunities that college life has to offer. UCD offers so many opportunities to get involved and to develop yourself!

The UCD Career Development Centre understands the growing demand for skilled graduates and we have a number of projects to help you upskill and gain valuable life experience.

 

First years! Have you heard about the UCD Embark Award?

UCD Embark is a brand new award introduced this year to reward students for their development in co-curricular activities. What are these co-curricular activities I hear you say – well, the good news is, it can really be anything from involvement in Clubs and Societies, to being a class rep or writing articles for the UCD newspaper, to volunteering. UCD Embark encourages you to get involved in these activities which help develop the skills you will need when it comes to updating your all-important CV. Not to mention setting you apart when you are applying or interviewing for jobs. UCD Embark is not the only new award that has been introduced – be sure to check out the second award, UCD Advantage, to see which one best suits you..

If you would like to know more about UCD Embark, including some inspiration on the kinds of activities you can get involved in, check out our website: www.ucd.ie/careers/awards/whatcanidoatucd/.

 

Got an idea that could help improve UCD life?

 

UCD SPARC is a project that helps bring your bright ideas to life. Successful applications will receive €1000 spending money along with support from us in the Career Development Centre. Your idea can be anything that helps to make a positive change on campus. Check out the ideas that have already become a reality by looking at last year’s projects – www.ucd.ie/careers/sparc/projects/

 

You must have a team of at least 3 people and the team must have both student and staff representation! Got a great idea but not sure where to find your teammates? Let us know and we’ll be happy to help you find the right team. To get in touch to discuss your own project or with any queries, email sparc@ucd.ie

 

Well there you have it… what are you waiting for? Get involved today and your future self will thank you for the great memories and their jam-packed, impressive CV!

 

 

 

How do I choose the right career?

 

How do I choose the right career?

You can now find a massive amount of career information online – some great, and some not so great! We’re here, at the UCD Career Development Centre, to point you towards the best and most reliable resources to help you plan your career!

If you’re not sure what you want to do yet, that’s OK, but you can get started by identifying your skills and strengths, values, interests and what might suit your personality.

How? Let me introduce you to ‘Profiling for Success, a fantastic resource on the UCD Careers website which can be used to guide you. Log in using the following – Client code: tflhe, Access code: ucd, Password: ucd4 .

Profiling for Success contains 7 different assessments, also know as psychometric tests. Why do I need a psychometric test? Well maybe you’ve been asking yourself some of the questions below…

 

What motivates me?

Money? Flexible work hours? Opportunities to travel? The ‘Values Based Indicator of Motivation’ assessment will help you to identify those things that matter to you most. And in turn, you can look at careers that satisfy these motivations.

 

How can I find a career that matches my interests?

Ever heard the saying ‘The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life’? Finding a career that matches your personal interests would be a wonderful advantage and you can start by using the ‘Careers Interest Inventory’ to find out more.

 

What is my work style? What can I bring to an organisation?

Are you a natural organiser? An advisor? A leader? A negotiator? An investigator? You can find out by taking the ‘Type Dynamics Indicator’ assessment. Understanding your individual style will help you to refine your career focus.

 

What am I good at?

Do you find you work best with numbers or with words? Do you have an analytical, problem solving mind?  Take the ‘Reasoning Skills’ assessments to give you a better idea!

 

How do I learn most effectively?

Do you learn best from reading? Observing? On the job, hands-on, learning? Understanding your learning style can significantly improve your chances of success. So what are you waiting for? Take the ‘Learning Styles Indicator’ assessment asap!

 

Hopefully we’ve sparked your curiosity and more importantly, we hope ‘Profiling for Success‘ helps to guide you in right direction!

Have a great week!

 

 

Services for Graduates & Alumni

Services for UCD GRADUATES & ALUMNI

The Career Development Centre continues to support UCD graduates and alumni. For up to two years after your graduation, you’re welcome to make a one-to-one appointment with one of our Career & Skills Consultants. All UCD alumni are welcome to access our online resources and attend most careers events, including recruitment fairs and presentations.

If you are currently seeking employment or exploring career options you may find the following resources useful:

  • Register for an alumni account on our CareersConnect portal and use the ‘My Profile’ tab to update your profile and set up email alerts for relevant event updates and job alerts.  Log in regularly for details on:

    • Careers events and employer presentations and fairs

    • Jobs and Vacancies

  • See ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources for access to a wide range of online resources free of charge to UCD alumni. These include the following and more:

    • Profiling for Success offers psychometric tests to help you understand more about your strengths and how these might shape your career and personal choices. There are personality, learning styles and career interests tests. You can also use the abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning tests to help you prepare for assessments which are part of the recruitment process for many graduate positions.

    • Vault is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about industry trends.

    • Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, including worldwide internship and job postings and career resources.

    • 10 Minutes With….. provides insights from different professionals, asking them to explain their jobs and day-to-day activities in exactly 10 minutes, helping you to understand different roles and the skills required. It also gives you access to more than 200,000 jobs and internships worldwide.

    • Glassdoor gives you access to reviews on over 600,000 companies worldwide. Think of it as ‘TripAdvisor for jobs’. Vacancies and internships are also advertised on this site.

  • Find out about graduate study options in Ireland and abroad

  • Start building your network so you can access the hidden job market

  • Get your CV in shape and prepare to make high quality applications

  • Perfect your interview techniques to help you get the job you want

  • See the UCD Career Guide

  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to be kept up to date on vacancies, events and other opportunities.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Do you have a great idea, or have you spotted a gap in the market but need some advice on how to get it off the ground? Did you know that there are lots of supports available to help budding entrepreneurs? So take that first step and start looking at how you can set up your own business.

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board (DLRCEB) is your ‘local’ enterprise board if you are a UCD student. The Board works with aspiring entrepreneurs and provides free supports which can help you to acquire new skills, access specialist advice and receive training. See more information at www.localenterprise.ie/DLR.

  • Check out your bank’s business start-up web pages, your local area partnerships and local Enterprise Centres, which are excellent for networking opportunities and supports.

  • Keep an eye on CareersConnect for relevant events and activities.

  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

INTERVIEWS & ASSESSMENT CENTRES

Interviews and Assessment Centres allow an employer to assess you as a potential employee and try to decide if you’re a good match for the organisation. They also provide an important opportunity for you to find out if you want to work with the employer… prepare well so that you’re confident, knowledgeable and ready to impress!

 

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

INTERVIEW PREPARATION TIPS:

 

ASSESSMENT CENTRE PREPARATION TIPS:

  • Use the ‘Profiling for Success’ abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning tests to help you prepare for assessment centres. These are available to you through links from ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources/.

 

FOR BOTH INTERVIEWS & ASSESSMENT CENTRES:

 

USING ONLINE RESOURCES

 

You can now find a massive amount of career information online – some great, and some not so great! We’re here at the UCD Career Development Centre to point you towards the best and most reliable resources to help you plan your career; research employers and industry information; and find a job or internship.

You can find a link to all these resources at www.ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources

 

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

ACTIONS:

  • Log in regularly to careersconnect.ucd.ie for:

    • Relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations and fairs

    • Jobs and Vacancies

Use the ‘My Profile’ tab in UCD Careers Connect  to update your profile and set up email alerts for relevant event updates and job alerts!

  • See ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources for access to a wide range of online resources free of charge to UCD students and alumni. These include:

    • Profiling for Success offers psychometric tests to help you understand more about your strengths and how these might shape your career and personal choices. There are personality, learning styles and career interests tests. You can also use the abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning tests to help you prepare for assessments which are part of the recruitment process for many graduate positions.

    • Vault is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about industry trends.

    • Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, including worldwide internship and job postings and career resources.

    • Take our Career Zone self-study online module. Module sections include Career planning, Creative job search, Winning job applications and Interview strategy.

    • Glassdoor gives you access to reviews on over 600,000 companies worldwide. Think of it as ‘TripAdvisor for jobs’. Vacancies and internships are also advertised on this site.

  • Attend a ‘Digital tools for effective job search: getting the most from Online Resources’ workshop on April 4th. These are scheduled for 1-3pm and 7-9pm in UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.
    Register at http://www.ucd.ie/science/contact/ucdinthecommunity/.

  • To make sure you find out first about graduate programmes and jobs, employers on campus, events, competitions and other opportunities: like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and log in regularly to careersconnect.ucd.ie

PROJECTING A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

When applying for jobs, we often may not give enough thought to the workplace culture and how we can project an image that connects us not only to the job, but also to the organisational culture, image and brand.

 

1) Tips for Projecting a Professional Image at Interviews and Assessment Centres

 

The Interview or Assessment Centre is an opportunity for an employer to assess you as a potential employee and try to decide if you’re a good match for the organisation. In addition to determining if you have the right skills for the position; interviewers are usually trying to answer these questions:

  • Will you fit into the culture of your new workplace?

  • Will you behave in a professional manner?

  • Can you communicate effectively with other people?

  • What kind of employee are they getting if they hire you?

 

Presenting a professional image is an important part of the interviewer’s assessment of a candidate. The first impression you make is important and the interviewer will form an initial opinion based on your appearance and behaviour before you even speak, so:

  • Create a positive professional image by dressing and behaving appropriately for the interview/ assessment centre:

    • Different industries and organisations may have their own “standard dress code”. Research these standards before the interview!

    • Organisations vary widely in terms of the formality of the company culture. While financial firms, insurance companies, banks and legal firms tend to be conservative; some technology, engineering, start-up and creative companies may be less formal when it comes to interview attire and depending on the role for which you are interviewing.

    • Read through interview confirmation emails carefully – they may contain important details about the interview or even suggested attire.

    • Review websites and annual reports which often contain pictures.

    • If you know someone at the company ask about the dress code.

    • Speak to alumni and other networking contacts for industry tips

  • Practice a good firm handshake!

  • Be an interested listener – Listen actively and maintain good eye contact.

  • Use positive language – both in the words you use and in the body language you convey

 

2) Tips for Building a Positive Professional Online Presence – Leverage Social Media

  • Google yourself!
    94% of recruiters use, or plan to use social media for recruiting. Most employers will, at the very least, search for your name in Google. Before applying for jobs: check everywhere they’ll find you on Social media – your ‘Digital Footprint’– you might be surprised what shows up!

    • Clean up your social media profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc

    • Use consistent messaging across all profiles

    • Review your use of photos – what do your photos say about you?

  • Build a Positive Online Presence with  LinkedIn

  • See ‘Graduates – The importance of an online presence’ video:

 

UCD Careers Connect

Did you know that through UCD Careers Connect you can:

  • Access a host of online resources for free, which include:

    • Profiling for Success – Psychometric tests

    • Going Global

  • Book an appointment with a careers consultant

  • Book attendance on one of our many employer events or workshops on campus

  • Search and apply for job vacancies and internships

First things First

  1. Log onto UCD Careers Connect (bookmark this page!).

  2. Student login is for current undergraduate and postgraduate students.  You will be brought to UCD Single Sign On screen where you can login using your UCD Connect details (student number and password).

  3. Alumni login and registration is separate.  Please note, if you have not already registered for alumni account, you will need to do so before using UCD Careers Connect.  This process should only take 5 minutes to complete and approvals are carried out within two hours during business hours.

 

 

Home Dashboard

Your home Dashboard has a list of online resources you can access on the left hand side.  It is also where you will see the menu bar on top of the webpage.

 

My Profile 

This is where you can access and edit your personal details, email preferences, vacancies of interest as well as automating gradireland registration.

To keep up-to-date with weekly events, adjust your ‘Email Preferences’ as outlined below.

 

 

Book an Appointment

1. From the Appointments tab, select ‘Search & Book’.

 

 

 2. Select the type of appointment you would like and click ‘show results’.

 

 

3. Click ‘Book now’ on your preferred appointment time.

 

 

4. You will be asked to specify your query.
5. Click on ‘Book this appointment’ to finish.

 

Vacancies

 

This is where you can search and apply for jobs and academic internships specific to your discipline.  You can filter by:

  • Business area

  • Location

  • Salary

  • Expiry date

  • Country

Please note that the ‘Academic Internship’ option may not be visible to everyone, depending on whether your college is running an academic internship or not.

 

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UCD Economics to EY Assurance

Katie Smith UCD Graduate

From UCD Economics to EY Assurance

I joined EY in 2015 through the Summer Internship Programme. As a UCD economics student I had no preference in which service line to join but I am glad I found myself in Assurance. I later returned on EY’s Assurance Graduate Programme and I have not looked back. Since joining EY the firm has explicitly recognised the importance of my lifelong learning and development. It is comforting to know that EY takes personal and professional development, in particular, educational development, as serious as us graduates do!

A career in Assurance allows you to gain exposure to the building blocks of an extremely fast paced and competitive market. Working with some of the world’s highest performing teams, every day will present you with numerous opportunities to learn and develop not only in terms of your career but also yourself. You will soon come to the realisation that your EY experience will serve as an invaluable platform to your career and however long you decide to stay, it will always stand by you.

My top tips for joining EY Assurance would be to enter with an open mind and be ready to learn – a lot and fast.  The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys a fast paced and challenging environment – someone with energy, enthusiasm and courage to lead. Someone that also demonstrates respect and integrity and works well in a team. At EY it is important that you are flexible and adapt quickly to new challenges and work environments.

Studying at UCD gave me the opportunity to apply for EY. But working for EY has given me the opportunity to lay a solid foundation for my career journey ahead.

http://eyirelandcareers.ey.com/graduates/blog/katie-smith

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APPLYING FOR JOBS

APPLYING FOR JOBS
Find out how to develop effective applications and how to prepare successfully for interviews and assessment centres.
  • Keep an eye on careersconnect.ucd.ie for:
    • Relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations
    • Jobs and Vacancies
  • Look at the Winning Job Applications section of our Career Zone self-study online module available via UCD Career Development Centre website
  • Take the ‘Profiling for Success’ psychometric tests available to you through links from www.ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources. Use the abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning tests to help you prepare for assessments which are part of the recruitment process for many graduate positions.
  • Google yourself!
    94% of recruiters use, or plan to use social media for recruiting. Most employers will, at the very least, search for your name in Google. Before applying for jobs: check everywhere they’ll find you on Social media – your ‘Digital Footprint’– you might be surprised what shows up!
    • Clean up your social media profiles
    • Use consistent messaging across all profiles
    • Create professional profiles e.g. LinkedIn
  • Make an appointment on careersconnect.ucd.ie with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre for advice.

Finding a Job

FINDING A JOB
If you’re looking for a graduate job, your first port of call should be Careers Connect, our online vacancies portal.
Tips from UCD Career Development Centre
  • Make an appointment on careersconnect.ucd.ie with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre for advice.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering

VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience and develop your skills at the same time as making a meaningful contribution to an area that’s important to you. Our UCD Volunteering Fair is coming up next week on 28th Feb – be sure to attend!
Tips from UCD Career Development Centre
  • See the new StudentVolunteer.ie/UCD website which will allow you to browse and apply for volunteering opportunities nationally or internationally; manage your profile and volunteering activity online; track volunteering hours; gain recognition and apply for volunteering awards.

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

If you’re not sure what you want to do yet – get started by identifying your skills and strengths, values, interests and personality – these will help you to figure out what career options might suit you best.
Tips from UCD Career Development Centre
  • Take the ‘Profiling for Success’ psychometric tests available through links from www.ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources and careersconnect.ucd.ie. There are personality, learning styles and career interests tests, as well as abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning tests.
    NOTE you need to login to your Careers Connect account to obtain the codes necessary for accessing these tests:
    Careers Connect → Home tab → Welcome Section → Online Resources for UCD students
  • Keep an eye on careersconnect.ucd.ie for:
    • Relevant Careers workshops/seminars/activities and employer presentations – and attend them!
    • Jobs and Vacancies.
  • Take our Career Zone self-study online module available via UCD Career Development Centre website for UCD students.
  • Get talking – network and seek advice from anyone who can help; for example your lecturers/tutors, friends and relatives, employers, career & skills consultants, graduates from your course/College – this will help you find out about different jobs and industries.
  • Make an appointment on careersconnect.ucd.ie with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre to discuss/review your application.

GRADUATE STUDY

GRADUATE STUDY
A postgraduate qualification could improve your career prospects. It’s also a big commitment, so it’s important to ensure you’re choosing the right course, for the right reasons…

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

• Attend the gradireland Further Study Fair in the RDS on 15th February.

Check application deadlines for graduate study programmes you’re interested in and be aware of early closing dates – many overseas programmes have very early deadlines.

• See the following for more details and to access some great resources to help you search for graduate study programmes, and for information on funding and scholarships:

• For graduate qualifications in Europe, check the Qualifications Framework of the country you’re considering applying to study in – to ensure you’re applying for the right level of qualification.

• Make an appointment on careersconnect.ucd.ie with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre to discuss/review your application.

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Get involved and develop your career potential

Get Involved & Develop your Career Potential
Get Involved & Develop your Career Potential
Get Involved & Develop your Career Potential

While a good degree is essential, employers are looking for much more! Get involved in all that UCD has to offer and build on your team work, leadership and networking skills.  By getting involved, you’ll enjoy your time at UCD even more, become more self-confident and demonstrate to employers that you’re the type of person who makes a difference – just what they’re looking for!

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

• See the following for some ideas on how to ‘get involved and develop your career potential:

• Join a club or society at UCD – meet people and develop new skills while doing something you enjoy!

• Volunteer! This is a great way to gain work experience and develop your skills at the same time as making a meaningful contribution to an area that’s important to you.

• Attend the UCD Volunteering Fair on 28th Feb

• Get some work experience through a part-time or summer job

• Do an Internship

• Keep an eye on careersconnect.ucd.ie for:

  • Relevant Careers workshops and seminars, recruitment fair and employer presentations
  • Jobs and Vacancies

• Like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.