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! 

 

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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!

 

 

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.

8 tips on getting ready for exams

Good luck in the exams

  1. Give yourself enough time to study.

Yes we know people have gotten a 2:1 or even a first when cramming but I think we can all agree that it doesn’t normally work out like that!  Plan your time ahead (start now if you haven’t already).  Some exams may need more time than others to prepare for, so factor that in and give more time where more time is needed.

  1. Clear distractions, organise your study area

Make sure that you have enough space to spread your books and notes out.  Have you enough light?

Put away your phone.  Don’t have 20+ tabs open on your web browser.  Check the ‘Stay Focused’ extension available on Google Chrome (and other browsers if you search) to minimise time allowed on social media and other distractions.

Some people require complete silence in a tidy environment. Others work better with background music or ambience.  Maybe you require a mixture.  Find out what works for you and prepare your study area.

  1. Use flow charts and diagrams, create a story

Write down everything you know about a topic before studying.  Then make a list of what you need to know.  Closer to the exam, minimise your revision notes into a one-page diagram.  Visualising your ideas in this brief format can really help you remember everything you need to during the exam.

  1. Do past exam papers

You’ve heard it before and you will hear it again – for good reason!  Past exam questions generally cover topics in different ways year on year.  They will help you get used to the format of the questions and if you practice timing yourself it can be a great way of making sure you allocate correct time for each question during your exam.

  1. Explain your answers to others

Communicating your answers to others is a great way of getting what it is you are trying to say clear in your head and also identify areas you are still not 100% on, which may need more study.

  1. Eat and drink the right things

It’s very easy to crave for that quick fix to hunger after a long (or short!) period of study.  Avoid junk food!  This can make you tired and crash very quickly when performance was otherwise relatively OK!!  Slow releasing energy foods are much better in general but especially around exam-prep time.  See this list of 15 foods that will aid your memory and concentration and even improve energy levels.

Drink plenty of water.  This is an essential part of keeping your brain working at its best.  Keep well hydrated during study period and exam day.

  1. Mind yourself

Spend 1 hour every day switching off from exams and doing something you enjoy. This could be anything from taking a bath, making yourself a decent meal or catching up on your favourite TV show.

  1. Be prepared

Avoid last minute panic by planning how you’re getting to the RDS in advance. Traffic around the RDS is insane during exam time and can add up to half an hour to your travel time. The Students’ Union run an exam shuttle bus from campus, but this can fill up quickly, so always have a back-up plan.

Double-check your exam timetable. In previous years, a number of students have arrived to the exam hall in the afternoon only to find out their exam took place that morning, resulting in an immediate fail grade. Save yourself the cost of a repeat by simply re-checking the exam timetable.

 

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  • Take the ‘Profiling for Success’ psychometric tests available through our Online Resources page.
  • 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.
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Graduate Study in the US and Europe

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GRADUATE STUDY in the US and EUROPE
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. If you’re considering Graduate Study in the US or Europe: course, funding and scholarship application deadlines can have early closing dates ……….

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

ACTIONS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep an eye on careersconnect.ucd.ie for relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations.
  • Make an appointment with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre to find out more about overseas graduate study opportunities.

Register for the Postgrad Ireland ‘Further Study Fair’ 10 February 2016

Grad Ireland Fair

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever considered undertaking further study? Further study is much more than just another course! From research skills to enhanced employability, you develop much more than just what you learn in lectures.

The postgradireland Further Study Fair is Ireland’s official national further study fair and can help you understand what different courses entail, what the benefits provided by various institutions are and what options you have for funding.

At present there are 60 different exhibitors confirmed for the Fair, featuring a mixture of institutions from Ireland, the UK and beyond. In addition to the exhibitors, seminars, Research Zone, funding information and CV clinic, a new feature of the Fair this year is ‘Teaching Zone’. The Teaching Zone will feature exhibitors who provide teaching and education courses at a postgraduate level, including those who specialise solely in teaching. There will also be exclusive information on the application processes for both primary and post-primary teaching. The Teaching Zone will provide attendees with all the information need to make an informed decision about becoming a qualified teacher. If you are are interested in becoming primary or post-primary teachers, the Teaching Zone will answer all the questions they might have.

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The Further Study Fair will take place on 10 February 2016 in the RDS, Dublin from 12.00 – 4.30pm. Register now for free entry and discover where further study could take you!

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Why studying abroad could help you get hired!

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Do you know that students who go on exchange or erasmus have a better shot at finding a job after graduation than those who don’t? Do you also know you can go on exchange even if you don’t speak a foreign language? UCD has exchanges with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA as well as English-speaking opportunities in Asia and Europe!

 

Why Go On Exchange?

  • Adventure and Travel –Travel extensively and immerse yourself in a new culture.
  • Quality of Learning – Study at some of the best universities worldwide.
  • Your career – Improve your career prospects.  A period of study abroad at a top university will set your CV apart.
  • Communications – Improve your language skills.
  • Friendship – Meet new friends from around the world.
  • New Learning Environment – Experience a new learning environment and teaching methods.
  • Have fun – Most of our students say they had the best time of their lives on their semester/year abroad!

 

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Useful Links

 

Still not convinced???

Why not read up on ‘Exchange Student Testimonials’?

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If you are not sure about what route to take, why not book in an appointment with one of our Career and Skills Consultants in the Career Development Centre. They can discuss the various options open to you and help you start planning for your career development.
[Source: UCD International – Exchanges – http://www.ucd.ie/international/going-abroad-with-ucd/exchanges/]

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Survey says that ‘students feel they are not learning job skills’ – UCD Careers can help!

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‘Significant numbers of students in higher education feel they are not learning skills which will contribute to their chances of getting a job‘, a new national survey indicates, as reported by today’s Irish Times.

The UCD Career Development Centre are here to help! We offer a range of resources,  both online and at the Career Development Centre itself.

How can we help?

 

One to One Appointments

Students (and alumni) can book a ‘quick query’ appointment (20 min) with aCareer & Skills Consultant to talk about:

 

Events – Employer and Centre Sessions

The centre runs subject and industry-specific recruitment fairs, workshops andemployer presentations throughout the year so students have direct access to network with employees from different companies throughout the academic year.

See our website for details of recruitment fairs which have run this year, we will be providing the same for 2016/17. This is a fantastic opportunity for UCD students to avail of.

Log into Careers Connect and browse the events section to see all of our employer presentations on campus as well as Centre related skills sessions and presentations.

We also advertise these events on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Online Resources

Logging into Careers Connect will give students (and alumni) access to a range of online resources free of charge. To use these resources, a number of codes are required depending on what you want to use, such as: client code, access code and password (all available on log in). These resources include:

  • ‌ Profiling for Success – Psychometric Tests
  • 10 Minutes With‌
  • Vault
  • Going Global
  • CEI Internships
  • Glass Door
  • Workmaze

 

Self-study optional online module – Career Zone

If you feel that you do not want to visit us in person and can learn these skills in a self-taught environment, then our self-study optional module (non-credit bearing) might be the answer! This module, produced specifically for UCD students, can assist with Career Planning.  Career Zone is available to students throughBlack Board. Simply log in and search for Career Zone to register directly. Students can register at any time of the year.

The UCD Career Development Centre wishes all UCD students the very best with the rest of Semester 1 and we hope to see more students dropping into the office to avail of our services.

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Career Zone – Online Learning with the Career Development Centre

Career Zone Online Module

 

 

The world of work is constantly evolving so we must be prepared to meet these changes!

When planning your career it is important to be adaptable with your plans, proactive with your approach and open to opportunities. Career planning is too important to be left to chance, because decisions you make now may influence your future career path. Career planning is an ongoing process that can help you manage your learning and development. This is where our online module ‘Career Zone‘ can help you.

Career Zone’ is a non-credit bearing, self-study optional online module available via Blackboard and the UCD Career Development Centre website for UCD students.

Key Features:

On line module

Accessible anytime, anywhere!

Students can learn in their own time at their own pace Structure:

The on-line module is divided into four sections;

1. Career planning

2. Creative job search

3. Winning job applications

4. Interview strategy

Each section provides a structured step-by-step approach to the topic such as planning your career or producing an effective CV. Each module contains an introduction and summary as well as built in exercises to complete in your own time.

Register today and start planning for your future.

Career Zone Online Module

UCD Career Development Centre

 

 

Ericsson Masters in Applied Software Technology – plus a permanent job

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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.

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.

 

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Becoming a teacher – the Professional Masters in Education

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If you are thinking about becoming a post-primary teacher now is the time to start putting your application together for the Professional Masters in Education (PME). This is a two-year Masters programme.

The majority of applications are made through PAC – the Postgraduate Applications Centre. This is where you can apply to the following universities:

The closing dates for these applications are 1st December 2014 with late applications accepted (at an additional fee) until 30th January 2015 to start in September 2015.

Hibernia College also offers the PME with closing dates of 28th November 2014 and  January 2015 for late applications. The starting date is March 2015.

You can find the subject requirements for entry on the Teaching Council website. There are additional points given to applicants who have relevant professional experience or hold additional qualifications. And there’s more information about getting into teaching on gradireland.com.

The Teaching Council has also provided answers to some commonly asked questions about applying to the PME.


Studying in UCD

The PME at UCD is a two-year full-time programme leading to the award of Professional Master of Education (PME) and qualifies graduates to teach two subjects at post-primary level (both junior and senior cycle). Take a look at their brochure for more information.

If accepted, each student will be required to arrange a suitable placement school for the duration of the programme. Schools are sourced once you have been accepted to the programme (April 2015). UCD does provide students with a list of suggested schools, however, students must still undergo a competitive interview process with any suggested school.


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.

 

InterTradeIreland Graduate Programme

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Each year the Inter TradeIreland Graduate Programme recruits up to 100 positions for Project Managers across the Ireland from within the engineering, technology, science, sales and marketing disciplines. You will receive a fast track career opportunity whilst receiving an attractive salary and obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma from a leading institute on the island.  Many of our graduates now hold key senior positions in the companies they have worked with.  To register your interest or apply for a position, go to:  www.footinthedoor.info.

Read Najesh’s story, who joined the 2014 Inter TradeIreland Programme:

Photo of NageshName: Nagesh Yadav
Position: DSP Research Engineer
University: UCD
Date of joining company: 2014

Where did you hear about The InterTradeIreland Graduate Programme?
I came across the Inter TradeIreland Graduate programme when I started my job search on gradireland. The challenge of working in a small to medium enterprise (SME) that often pursue novel ideas and aim to commercialize the idea really appealed to my ambitions.

Zinc Software was co-founded by its current CEO, Darran Hughes. The company has pioneered the effort in making the world’s first sensor for the mind and body. The flagship product “Lumafit” is to be released in autumn 2014.

I have been involved in core DSP research and algorithm development for motion tracking and assessment applications using the Lumafit sensor. The experience I have gained to date will no doubt benefit my future career progression. The most useful aspects have been the brainstorming sessions with colleagues thereby enabling a smooth transition from academic life to working on the company projects.

The academic support which forms part of the Inter TradeIreland Graduate Programme was very helpful in relation to the validation of the current product. The regular meetings between the company and academic supervisor results in a better understanding of the task at hand and provides me with a great support network.

The fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management from QUB is very well structured. The best aspect is the interactive nature of the classes that allows hands-on learning. Coming from a Computer Science background, I found the course very useful in understanding the day to day running of the company.

Any other thoughts or advice for other graduate job seekers?
Don’t give up – there are lots of options out there. Apply for the jobs that suit your skill set, interests and your studies, and keep working on your strong points.


InterTradeIreland will be at the UCD Science, Engineering & Technology Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 1st October, 11am-3pm in O’Reilly Hall. Register to attend the fair through Careers Connect, meet them on the day and find out more about their current job opportunities.

Register to attend

 

Thinking of studying law?

 

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Fancy obtaining a legal qualification while continuing with your current job? Or have you already obtained an approved law degree?

King’s Inns are hosting an open evening on Tuesday 11th March 2014 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Why not attend to find out about their diploma in legal studies or their other part-time law courses?

See www.kingsinns.ie  for further details.

 

2014 Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

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Google

Do you have strong leadership skills and possess a passion for computer science?  Google are still inviting applications to the ‘Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities‘ initiative. This scholarship is worth €7,000. The deadline for all applications is Monday 17th February 2014.

Access to knowledge is Google’s passion. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, Google doesn’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Google, in partnership with EmployAbility, is proud to present the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will each receive a €7,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s academic background, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science.

Looking into further study?

postgradireland Further Study Fair 2014

postgradireland Further Study Fair 2014If you’re considering postgraduate study, make sure you get along to the postgradireland Further Study Fair 2014 – on Wednesday 12th February in the RDS, Dublin from 12-4.30pm.

At the fair you’ll find 1,000’s of postgraduate courses; information and advice on personal statements, funding, conversion courses and more.

The event is FREE to anyone who pre-registers at www.gradireland.com/postgradfair, or you can pay €5 on the door.