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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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.

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

GOING GLOBAL

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Get international experience by studying and/or working abroad, and broaden the range of international opportunities available to you when you graduate.

Getting international experience through working or studying abroad can help you gain a new perspective, demonstrate independence and adaptability, develop your language skills and increase your self-confidence.

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre

ACTIONS:

  • Access Going Global for country-specific career and employment information and worldwide internship and job postings.
  • 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.

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.

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’?

James Fitzsimons Great Wall

 

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/]

[Featured image credit – www.uwo.ca, blog images – www.ucd.ie/international]