UCD Career Development Centre Events: Feb 1st – 5th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

  • ‘UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair’  Full details (all students welcome)
  • ‘Certificate in Skills for Working Life’ Full details & waiting list (all disciplines and years welcome to register)
  • ‘Kerry Group Graduate Opportunities’ Full details & direct booking (Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science)

CDC Internships & Volunteering Fair Kerry Group

 

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

Add a Certificate to your final year transcript through Skills for Working Life!

 

 

 

Do you want to add a Certificate to your final UCD Transcript? Are you able to commit one and half to two hours per week to our Skills for Working Life course?

Our ‘Skills for Working Life’ course kicks off on February 3! This course runs for 8 weeks (once a week for approx 2 hours). Students who attend a minimum of 6 sessions will be awarded the ‘UCD Career Development Centre non-credit bearing Certificate in ‘Skills for Working Life’ at a presentation of certificates in late April/early May.

Sign up now via Careers Connect: http://bit.ly/1PGR3Cs

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2 Gradireland Fairs not to miss with Gradchances!

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 16 February, the GRADchances STEM Fair will be taking place in the Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. This event brings together STEM undergraduates and graduates with employers who are actively recruiting to fill STEM opportunities. This event will give students and graduates the opportunity to explore exciting career paths within emerging technologies. There will be exhibitors from across the wide variety of STEM careers seeking to meet with students from all subject areas within STEM. The GRADchances STEM Fair will also feature a range of professional careers seminars, a gradireland jobs wall with live graduate jobs in STEM and networking opportunities with the leaders in the Irish STEM market. Further information about this event can be found at http://stemfair.gradchances.com

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On Wednesday 17 February, the GRADchances Language Fair will be taking place in the Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. This is the only ‘Careers with Languages’ Fair to be held in Ireland and will be attended by some of the most significant graduate employers in the country. This event will bring students, graduates and employers together to explore the wide range of career opportunities that are available for multi-linguists. These include internships, graduate schemes and immediate roles, so if you are a student or recent graduate interested in finding out how your language skills can open up fabulous careers for you both in Ireland and abroad, make sure you don’t miss the GRADchances Languages Fair. This event is open to students from all disciplines, and is attended by employers looking to recruit from all degree subjects. Further information about this event can be found at http://languagefair.ie

Language Fair

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Jan 25th – 29th 2016

Events 25-29 Jan

 

 

 

And we’re back! Welcome to Semester 2. See below a snapshot of this week’s events!

 

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

Enter the postgradireland Course of the Year 2016

On Thursday 28 April 2016, gradireland will be hosting the annual postgradireland Course of the Year Awards ceremony at The Mansion House, Dublin. We had a fantastic evening last year with over 500 guests and VIPs attending this glittering occasion, so make sure you get the date in your diary for the 2016 Awards.

 

 

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to enter one or more of the following awards:

Postgraduate Course of the Year – Business
Postgraduate Course of the Year – Engineering
Postgraduate Course of the Year – IT
Postgraduate Course of the Year – Science
Best New Course (open to all disciplines and sectors)
All Award categories are free to enter but we would advise you to start working on your submissions as soon as possible.

Download your Entry Form here for more information on award criteria, how to enter, as well as submission deadlines.
As ever, tables are booking up quickly so don’t miss out, book your table today by completing and returning the table booking form contained in the Entry Form booklet. Early confirmation of table bookings is advised, and these can be sent in ahead of any award submissions.

gradireland entry form

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. Make sure to visit gradireland.com/awards to get the full flavour of this great event!

Best of luck!

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Niamh Ryan, UCD Business & Law Alumnus wins Irish Tax Institute’s Hunt Scholarship 2015

 

 

 

 

The Irish Tax Institute, Ireland’s only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax, is delighted to announce that the winner of the Hunt Scholarship 2015 is Niamh Ryan, Barrister-at-Law.  Niamh is an alumnus of UCD, having completed a Bachelor of Business and Law in 2014.

The Hunt Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for recently qualified solicitors and barristers with an interest in tax to win a place on the prestigious CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) programme. This three-part programme, delivered by lectures, small workshop tutorials and online learning, provides students with deep tax technical knowledge across all areas of tax.

For further details on the Hunt Scholarship, contact Cáit Monagher at cmonagher@taxinstitute.ie or visit http://www.careerintax.ie/getting-started/professionals/

Irish Tax Institute, Hunt Scholarship Award 2015 Winner – Niamh Ryan.
Irish Tax Institute, Hunt Scholarship Award 2015 Winner – Niamh Ryan.

Photograph: Niamh Ryan receiving her Scholarship from Mary Honohan, President of the Irish Tax Institute.

Morgan Stanley application deadlines. Not prepared yet? These videos & articles may help!

Morgan Stanley

 

 

 

In advance of Morgan Stanley’s upcoming deadlines (Summer Analyst this Sunday, 29th November 2015 and Spring Insight on Sunday, 13th December) the company have shared some content which they hope will be of interest in assisting students with applications and interviews.

Morgan Stanley has worked with The Gateway to produce two new videos:

 

and four articles:

 

The How to ace your Investment Banking Internship Application article video will be of particular interest as it includes advice from a number of the Morgan Stanley recruiters on  applying for an Investment Bank, as well as some specific information on what the company are looking for across a number of their divisions.

For Spring Insight  the What is Investment Banking video might be a really good way to prepare for both the application and the interview process and, more generally, to get a good overview of what Morgan Stanley do.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Insight, Sunday, 13th December, 2015 – to apply, please click here
  • Summer Analyst this Sunday, 29th November 2015 – to apply, please click here

You will be required to complete a set of online psychometric tests as part of your application.

Morgan Stanley

[Source: morganstanley.com]

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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[Source: Postgrad Ireland]

Tech competition: Win an entrepreneurial workshop prize in Budapest!

EIT Digital Competition

 

 

 

Put yourself in the running for EIT Digital’s ‘3-Day Workshop’ challenge! The Budapest-based workshop prize includes flights and accommodation, to give young tech entrepreneurs a taste of innovation at its best.

If you are studying computer science, maths, computer engineering or IT, this is the ideal opportunity to bounce around ideas, meet inspiring professionals and build your network!

The winner gains access to industry leading digital entrepreneurs – disrupters on the European startup scene – with this grand prize, ideating around how to turn their dreams into real, tangible solutions.

EIT Digital Competition

[Source:https://sqore.com/]

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Nov 23rd – 27th 2015

Events Nov 23-27

 

 

 

 

Events taking place on campus this week (Last week of semester!)

 

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Grant Thornton Careers

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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

 

We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

 

Contact us on careers@ucd.ie if you have any questions!

 

Competition: Be part of the National Student Challenge 2016!

 

 

 

Want to challenge yourself? Want to know if you are the brightest in your class? The brightest in your college? The brightest student in Ireland? Well now is your chance. Not only will you be in with the opportunity of winning up to €1,000, you could also be crowned Ireland’s brightest student, not a bad addition to your CV!

The gradireland National Student Challenge  gives you the chance to see how you compare to students from across Ireland’s top Universities. It is free to enter, it is all online and will only take 40 minutes of your time.

The online element of the Challenge will open in September and will run until February 2016. At that point the Top 60 students on the leaderboard will be invited to take part in the Final Day Event. There they will be put through six physical and mental Challenges set by our employer partners, which will determine the winner of the Challenge – further details on the Final Day Challenges will be unveiled as we approach the close of the online element!

(source – gradirleand – http://challenge.gradireland.com/about-the-competition/)

 

Grad Ireland 2015/16

 

 

 

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Nov 16th to Nov 20th 2015

Nov 16-20 Events

 

 

 

 

 

Events for the week of November 16th – 20th

Monday, November 16th, 2015

  • ‘IAESTE Engineering, Science, Architecture and Information Technology Career Presentation’ Click here for full details and direct booking (Aimed specifically at students of Engineering, Science (including Computer Science) and Architecture, but everybody welcome!)

IAESTE

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Law Careers Presentation on Internships

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 

  • ‘IAESTE Engineering, Science, Architecture and Information Technology Career Presentation (2)’ Click here for full details and direct booking (Aimed specifically at students of Engineering, Science (including Computer Science) and Architecture, but everybody welcome!)

IAESTE

 

We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

UCD Career Mentoring Programme – Mentors & Mentees Meet

UCD Career Mentoring event on Tuesday, 3rd November '15

 

 

 

 

The opening evening for the 2nd UCD career mentoring programme was held in Ardmore House in UCD on Tuesday 3rd November. The programme is managed by the UCD Career Development Centre in conjunction with Alumni Relationsand the Schools of English, Drama and Film, Archaeology and History.

46 alumni from these three schools have volunteered their time to act as career mentors to 46 student mentees of the Schools for the duration of the programme due to finish in May 2016.

The Mentors work in a wide range of roles and industries including broadcast journalism, teaching, academia, writing, TV, film, radio, the performing arts, business, IT, marketing, human resources management, law, EU and government policy and advice, archaeology, tourism and heritage, and participants have been matched based on areas of career interest.

Previous student mentees noted this was an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed and that the benefits they gained included increased confidence and clarity on the career steps they needed to take.

The evening included training for the participants and a chance for mentors and mentees to meet each other. There was a fantastic buzz and everyone was very excited about the programme ahead! We hope to grow the programme further and offer to even more students.

UCD Career Mentoring event on Tuesday, 3rd November '15

UCD Career Mentoring event on Tuesday, 3rd November '15

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Nov 09th – 13th 2015

 

 

 

 

This week!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

 

Washington Ireland Programme

 

We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

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

Irish Times

 

 

 

‘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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UCD Career Development Centre Events: Nov 2nd – 6th 2015

 

 

 

See below a snapshot of this week’s events!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015

 

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We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Oct 27th – 30th 2015

Events 27-30 Oct 2015

 

 

 

 

See below a snapshot of this week’s events!

 

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Law Event

 

Thursday, October 30th, 2015

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We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

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

 

 

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Oct 19th – 23rd 2015

Events Oct 19th-23rd

 

 

 

 

Barclays Bank ESB Accenture LinkedIn Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon Mason Hayes Curran IBM Philip Lee Meddeas EMC Jaguar Cavanagh Kelly

If you didn’t already know about our Event’s calendar then take this as a gentle reminder! There are a great range of careers related events organised by the UCD Career Development Centre, both on campus and off-campus events of interest to UCD students and alumni.

We encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular. Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

 

See below a snapshot of this week’s events!

 

Monday October 19th 2015

 

Tuesday October 20th 2015

 

Wednesday October 21st 2015

 

Thursday October 22nd 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCD Career Development Open Day 2015

KPMG

 

 

 

 

The UCD Career Development Centre Open Day held today, Wednesday September 23rd was a great success with the Centre staff meeting and speaking with over 850 students! The event sponsored by KPMG (and attended by both KPMG and Grad Ireland) set out to inform students about the Centre and all the services that it has to offer for the coming academic year.

Students received demonstrations from staff about how to use the UCD Career Connect system to book appointments, search and book events on campus, search for job vacancies and academic internships, as well as receiving an overview of online resources and the Centre’s online module Career Zone (available on Blackboard).

To finish off their visit, students were invited to enjoy a free ice cream and enter the Centre Facebook competition to win a brand new iPad.

Ice cream

 

Full set of photos available on the Centre Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ucdcareers