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

 

 

 

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

 

 

2015 Graduate Jobs with the UK Civil Service

Where will you lead?

Interested in a career in the public service? Consider the UK Civil Service through their Fast Stream talent management programme for graduates who have the potential to become leaders of the civil service.

The scheme is open to applicants who have achieved or are predicted to achieve at least a 2:2 degree in any subject and who are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, including British citizens
  • Commonwealth citizens
  • Swiss nationals
  • in some circumstances, Turkish nationals

There are a range of Fast Stream schemes that you can apply for, each with a separate closing date:

Applications are now open but some are closing soon. Why not attend a Career Development Centre CV/application or interview seminar to help with your application? Book a place through Careers Connect.

Interested in a Career in Digital Geography?

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Build your skills and grow your Career with Esri Ireland.

Esri Ireland is recruiting and they’d like to invite you to their informal “meet and greet” session at the Guinness Storehouse on Wednesday 26th March from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

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Come along with your CV and meet with some of our GIS Consultants and Software Development Team members in a relaxed informal environment.

We’ll be available to chat to you about your career plans; answer any questions you have about what it’s like working as part of the Esri Ireland team and provide details about our Recruitment Plan for 2014.

If you like learning in a fast paced, hi-tech, dynamic and fun environment we’d love to talk with you.

• Hilton Hotel Belfast Floor 1, Lagan Foyer, 20th March Belfast from 2.30pm-4.00pm
• Guinness Storehouse, Arrol Suite, 26th March Dublin from 2.30pm-4.00pm

If you would like to come along or have any questions please let us know by emailing careers@esri-ireland.ie.