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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you consider an internship?

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

 

How do you apply for an Internship?

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

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

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

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

 

Where can you find Internships?

  1. Careers Connect

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

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

 

2. UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair

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

 

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

 

 

 

Corporate Finance & Consulting Careers Trip to London

Outside Canary Wharf

Each year UCD Career Development Centre, together with UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, take a group of business students to London to visit a number of corporate finance and consulting companies. This is an ideal opportunity to get an insight into a large corporate company, find out what the work is really like, and network with potential future employers.

This year’s trip took place from 1st to 5th September 2014 and included visits to UBS Bank, Societe Generale, Deloitte, ICAP, Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting and Morgan Stanley.

A few comments from the students who participated in this year’s trip:

“I learnt so much about consulting and received top tips on application processes. I now have a much clearer idea of what goes on in these firms and all of the opportunities that are out there.”

“After this visit I realise with more conviction that a career in consulting will suit me, and set me up for any other career I would go on to do after that.”

“The activities were very good, especially with the employers who had interactive case studies and trading games. These helped us understand better how the businesses run, what thought processes they use in their jobs, and what approaches they take to solving problems.”

Have a look at our photo gallery to see some of what the students got up to:

 

 

Want to learn about life as a business consultant?

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The Boston Consulting Group

Here’s a chance to find out what consulting really involves. If you’ve just completed your first year in college you’ll be eligible to apply for Boston Consulting Group‘s Insight Programme: a two day residential course for a select number of talented students, set in a luxury boutique hotel in the English countryside – from 11-12 September 2014.

Through interactive workshops and business case studies you will gain insight into life as a consultant, learn how to approach and solve complex business challenges, and develop core skills that will aid you in your studies and the career you ultimately pursue. In addition, you will be joined by BCG team leaders and experts who will offer their insight on some of the hottest business topics of today.

To apply for a place, send your CV and a cover letter to LONInsightProgramme@bcg.com, stating your motivations for attending and outlining key academic and extra-curricular achievements. BCG will be looking for exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, impact, team work and problem solving throughout school and university.

The Insight Programme is open to all students who have just completed their first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK and Ireland. BCG will cover the full cost of the Programme, plus travel within the UK and Ireland.

Application deadline is Sunday 13 July 2014

Graduate Vacancy in Risk Assurance with PwC

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PwC have a graduate vacancy within their Risk Assurance Solutions Practice based in Dublin. The closing date is this Friday 25th April 2014 and interviews will take place over the coming weeks. This role will start in Sept 2014 and will be a full three year graduate contract.

To apply, read the job spec below, and send a cover letter and CV (with full leaving certificate or equivalent and college results) to ireland.graduate@ie.pwc.com by Friday 25th April 2014.


 

Graduate Trainee – Risk Assurance Solutions

Risk Assurance Solutions (RAS) is part of our Advisory practice and is growing rapidly to deal with the rising demand for better corporate governance, stronger internal controls, and more effective management of systems and data. Risk and control is high on the boardroom agenda and we help organisations to manage their risks effectively.

Our RAS group provides expert advice and assistance to the Irish firm’s largest clients. We have over 70 RAS professionals providing specialist advice across the following 5 areas;

  • Corporate Governance;
  • Risk Management;
  • Business &  IT Controls;
  • Data management and analytics;
  • Internal Audit.

As a graduate trainee you’ll become part of this multi-discipline team, you will use a blend of risk management, audit, consulting and project management skills to advise clients on a range of risk, IT and control issues.

This role will commence with our next graduate intake in September 2014

Requirements

  • Excellent academic record (minimum 2.1 degree); please include a full breakdown of subjects studied and results for each
  • Whilst we recruit form all disciplines we are particularly interested in those with a business, IT and/or finance related degree;
  • Strong interest in Risk Assurance and pursuing a professional qualification (ACA/ACCA);
  • Well-developed organisational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service.

Please send a cover letter and CV (with full leaving certificate or equivalent and college results) to ireland.graduate@ie.pwc.com by Friday 25th April 2014.

 

 

CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014

CIMA

The CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014 is an undergraduate competition aimed at developing the business leaders of the future. You could develop valuable business skills and gain a competitive advantage over your peers in the workplace.

Last year’s winning Irish team was GBC Consulting from University College, Cork. They then went on to compete in the global final – this year it could be you!

By taking part, you stand the chance of winning some great prizes, including a trip to Mumbai, India to represent your country or region at the 2014 global final. Prizes will also be awarded at the Ireland final for winners and runners up.

See the following link for more information:

http://www.cimaglobal.com/Events-and-cpd-courses/globalbusinesschallenge/gbc-ireland/

Registration deadline is Friday 21st March 2014.

Exciting opportunity with Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Calling first year students!

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EmployAbility are offering a fantastic ‘Summer Insight Programme’ with one of the world’s leading investment banks.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is offering disabled/dyslexic first year students with the opportunity to spend a week in their London office.

Students will get a chance to do the following: gain exposure to their key lines of business, experience the thrill of the trading floor, increase their knowledge of the financial markets and spend time talking to senior leaders in the business.

Please click on the link below for more information and to apply for this exciting opportunity:

http://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch-employability-spring-first-year-insight-programme-2014/259/

Deadline for all applications is March 2nd 2014.

 

Got the next big technology idea?

top_tech_idea2_deloitte_ireland_1x1The Deloitte Top Technology Talent Competition, now in its fourth year, seeks innovative ideas from college students at all levels across Ireland on how technology can solve a business problem, create a business opportunity or enhance an existing service offering.

The top submissions will be invited to attend a ‘development day’ hosted in the Deloitte Academy on Thursday 20 March 2014. This is a unique opportunity for students to receive training and lectures from external speakers along with senior Deloitte management. At the end of this day candidates will present a five minute elevator pitch on their idea. On Thursday 27 March a shortlist will present their ideas to our panel of judges to determine the overall winner.

Prizes to suit you
The winner will get to choose from one of the following prizes:

  • €1,000 cash or
  • 4 weeks’ paid work experience at Deloitte.

The prize for the top entry as judged at our final event will enable the winner to further develop their idea, or to gain valuable technology and business experience with Deloitte.

The closing date for this opportunity is midnight 12th March 2014.

See http://www.deloitte.com/ie/toptech for further details.

Deloitte