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!

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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]

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

 

 

 

Websites That Will Help You To Find A Job

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UCD Careers Connect
– UCD’s exclusive jobs website available only to UCD students and alumni.

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– A lot of student jobs in Call Centres and promotional work for charities are advertised on this site.

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http://www.irishjobs.ie/
– Agencies advertise through IrishJobs.ie. List all of the agencies that interest you. Contact them and give them your CV.

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http://ie.indeed.com/
– Many top quality jobs in research are advertised on Indeed. If you hoping to get a professional or even just a part-time job Indeed has lots of opportunities available.

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https://jobbio.com/
– After setting up an account you can apply for jobs at the click of a button.

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http://www.jobsireland.ie/

The Department of Social Protection has many positions full-time, part-time and work placements.

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https://www.linkedin.com/
– After setting up a profile you can apply for jobs. The UCD Career Development Centre is also on LinkedIn [Insert link here].

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www.vault.com
– Is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about trends in your industry. It is accessible through Careers Connect.

http://www.goinglobal.com/
– Provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.


Hashtags To Help You Find Jobs

#jobfairy
#reallygoodnews
#engineeringjobs
#legaljobs
#ITjobs
#jobs
#internfairy

Seeking Volunteer Work

http://www.activelink.ie
http://www.volunteer.ie
http://www.ucdvo.org
http://www.camaraireland.ie
http://www.depaulireland.org
http://www.focusireland.ie
http://www.aiesec.ie
http://www.ucdsvp.ie
http://www.svp.ie
www.niteline.ie

Companies To Volunteer With

www.volunteeringireland.com
Irish National Volunteer Development Agency
www.vsiireland.org
Voluntary Service International
www.simoncommunity.org
The Simon Community
www.barnardos.com
Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity
www.ispcc.ie
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
www.focusireland.ie
Working with and on behalf of the homeless in Ireland
www.sbhi.ie
National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocecphalus Ireland (SBHI)
www.activelink.ie
Volunteering and job opportunities
www.volunteer.ie
The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland
www.volunteeringoptions.org
Volunteering Options programme funded by Irish Aid
www.volunteerdublincitynorth.ie
Volunteering in Dublin City North area
www.volunteersouthdublin.ie
Volunteering in Dublin City South area

Volunteering Abroad

www.irishaid.gov.ie
Govt programme of assistance
www.concern.net
International humanitarian organisation
www.goal.ie
International humanitarian agency
www.gorta.org
NGO
www.outreachmoldova.org
Working with orphans in Moldova
www.viatoreschristi.org
A Non-profit mission organisation sending missionary volunteers abroad
www.oxfamireland.org
Oxfam
www.auscharity.org
Charity based placements in Australia
www.britarch.ac.uk/archabroad
Archaeological digs abroad
www.britishexploring.org
Expeditions to remote areas
www.bunac.org
Worldwide volunteer projects
www.cat.org.uk
Centre for alternative technology
www.csv.org.uk
UK-based volunteering agency
www.earthwatch.org
Field-based conservation in 50 countries
www.eiluk.org
Charity placement organisation
www.icye.org.uk
International exchanges
www.i-toi-i.com
Internships to teaching projects abroad
www.questoverseas.com
Projects and expeditions in Africa
www.raleighinternational.org
Community projects abroad
www.responsibletravel.com
Click on volunteer travel
www.teachingabroaddirect.co.uk/
Volunteering & work experience abroad
www.trekforce.org.uk
Science & conservation projects
www.world-challenge.co.uk
3-6 month paid / voluntary placements
www.wwv.org.uk
World Wide Volunteering, full time volunteering opportunities
www.suas.ie/volunteer-programme/html
Work with schools in India and Kenya
www.gvi.co.uk
Global Vision International
www.projects-abroad.ie
Volunteer on a variety of programmes in 28 destinations
www.gooverseas.com
Find out more in the “volunteer abroad” section
www.goabroad.com/volunteer-abroad
1128 organisations offering 6320 Volunteer Abroad programmes
www.viso.ie/volunteer
Voluntary Service Overseas
www.eilireland.org/volunteer-abroad
Irish not for profit organisation supporting local projects across the world.
www.usit.ie/volunteer
Volunteer placements abroad
www.theethicalvolunteer.com/
Volunteering in Africa, Asia, Central and South America
www.acara.ie/lesotho
Volunteering in Lesotho
www.chernobyl-international.com/
Chernobyl Children International support to children living in the aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown
www.habitatireland.ie/
Habitat for Humanity Ireland non-profit organisation
www.havenpartnership.org
Irish NGO
www.plan.ie
Independent organisation working in 48 developing countries
www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/be-a-volunteer
Irish development agency
www.ucdvo.org
UCD Volunteers Overseas Programme

Artistic Events

Jameson’s Film Festival

Tiger Dublin Fringe

National Art Gallery

All the events listed above recruit volunteers annually. There are many different artistic and cultural events that take place during the summer.

Facebook Pages To Follow

Journalism and New Media Jobs

Student Activities

If you are still a student join societies, this can help you to gain some marketable skills. It can also demonstrate to an employer that you are an outgoing person. To contact student societies.

Create a hitlist of employers of interest:
– Make a list of job titles and companies / sectors you would like to work in
– Agencies
– Job boards
– Companies
– Online contacts
– Use online tools like gradireland.com or prospects.ac.uk
– Research them
– On social media (linkedin, youtube, facebook, twitter, …)
– Mind your own online profiles and clean them up (e.g. facebook)
– Build Contacts & Network for Future
– Go to careers fairs, conferences, university alumni networking events, events hosted by the company you’re interested in
– Intern your way in
– Get organised
– Folder
– Spreadsheet
– Track your activity

Market yourself:
– Identify your unique selling points
– Think about your transferable skills

Aim to send out as many CVs as you can.

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.

Have you got the vital ingredient? – Jameson wants you!

James Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

James Atkinson graduated with a B Comm from the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business in 2012. In his final year at UCD, he had several career paths available to him. Accounting seemed a popular route with solid prospects; but James looked for something a bit more creative, stimulating and challenging.

James Atkinson

“When a friend sent me the link to THE VITAL INGREDIENT website, I thought I had finally found a job that suited me perfectly. Jameson look for self-starters, graduates who are independent and ambitious, not afraid to take on a challenge and run with it.

So within a few months I had made my application video, highlighting my college society involvement, previous jobs and relevant academic achievements. Two tough assessment centres later I got an email offering me the job and so my incredible journey began with a position as Jameson Brand Ambassador in Poland.

My year in Poland was the time of my life: driving to Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw, running tasting sessions in bars, organising events, bartender advocacy programs, trade marketing and PR support. My role involved working on the brand plans and their execution. After one year, I had learned a lot and I indicated an interest to move on to another challenge. The team responded and offered me a position as the first Jameson Brand Ambassador in Thailand.

September 2013 I landed in Bangkok to continue my work building the Jameson brand. A new team, language, culture and a big challenge that requires a big can do attitude. I got to work seeding the brand, finding sampling opportunities and building relationships with key Thai bar owners and influencers. I’m entering my third year on the Jameson International Brand Ambassador Programme now and my second year in Bangkok. Things are going great. Check out #JamesonThailand on Instagram to see what I’ve been up to.

In both Poland and Thailand I drew a lot from my modules in International Marketing and Cross-Cultural Management: working in multi-cultural teams and learning how to proceed efficiently while maintaining a good rapport with customers and colleagues.

I believe the Jameson International Brand Ambassador Programme is the single best entry to a career in marketing so get up and make that video! Good luck!”

If you’re interested in finding out more about Jameson’s Brand Ambassador graduate programme, have a look at thevitalingredient.ie and come along to their presentation in Quinn Q013 at 1pm on Tuesday 4th November. The closing date for applications is 14 Jan 2015.

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.

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.

 

 

Launch your European Career

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eujobs.ie logoMarch is the month of EU Jobs, with the EU’s two largest graduate recruitment competitions opening for applications on 13 and 20 March.

Representatives of the EU Jobs team will be in Dublin Central Library on Wednesday 19 March to talk about opportunities and answer questions.

Here are all the vacancies being advertised this month:

Administrator (AD5 Generalist) Competition – Closes 15 April
The EU’s annual graduate recruitment competition – the AD5 concours – opened on 13 March. The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is seeking talented graduates, or final year students, with a strong academic background in any discipline, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a good command of two EU languages (one of which must be English, French, or German). Almost 140 positions are on offer, with a basic starting salary of €4,349 a month, and fantastic opportunities for career development.

Further details are on the EPSO website. If you’re planning to apply, make sure to check out the EPSO Application Advice, come along to the EU Jobs event in Dublin Central Library on 19 March, and/or follow EU Jobs Ireland on Facebook and Twitter for tips and advice on the process.


Administrator (AD5 Audit) Competition – Opens 20 March
The EU’s annual budget exceeds €140 billion. EU auditors help ensure that money is soundly raised, spent and accounted for. Separate to its generalist graduate competition, EPSO is looking to recruit up to 40 auditors to serve at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg, with a starting salary of €4,349 a month. The requirements are similar to the generalist competition, the key difference being that for this competition your university degree should relate in some way to auditing. The definition of auditing is broader than you might think, however, so gradates or final year students with degrees in economics, finance, accounting, business and other similar areas should consider applying!

Further details will be posted on the EPSO website and circulated through EU Jobs Ireland social media from 20 March. Once again, check out the EPSO Application Advice, come along to the EU Jobs event in Dublin Central Library on 19 March, and/or follow EU Jobs Ireland on Facebook and Twitter for tips and advice.


Secretaries Competition – Closes 21 March
EPSO is looking to recruit a pool of secretaries to work across the EU institutions. To be eligible you need to have completed a secondary education, have at least three years’ professional experience in the secretarial field, have a perfect command of English, French, German or Croatian and a good command of a second language (English, French or German). Positions will be in Brussels or Luxembourg with starting salaries from €2.345 per month to €2.645 per month.


European Parliament Researcher – Closes 31 March
The European Parliament is looking to recruit a team of parliamentary researchers and is seeking applications from eligible candidates before 31 March. Approximately 50 posts are available, with basic salaries of between €3,145 and €5,832 per month dependent on training and professional experience. Contracts will initially be awarded on a one year basis, subject to ongoing renewal for up to six years. To be eligible, you must fulfill the usual key linguistic and citizenship criteria and have completed university studies of at least 3 years’ duration in one of the following areas (political science, economics, European studies, public administration, law, social sciences, international relations, natural sciences, statistics, history) as well as having at least 3 years’ professional experience relevant to the role.


Traineeship at the European Economic and Social Committee – Closes 31 March
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is still accepting applications for its five-month graduate traineeship, beginning in September 2014. Conditions are similar to the Commission stage, with a basic monthly grant of around €1,000. As with the Commission stage, to be eligible you need to hold a degree (ideally somehow related to the work of the EESC) and have knowledge of at least two EU languages, one of which must be English, French or German. Applications should be submitted online before 31 March.


Traineeships at the European Parliament – Opens 15 March
The European Parliament’s Robert Schuman traineeship programmes open for applications on 15 March. The five month placements are open to University graduates and begin in October this year. You require only a single European language in order to be eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is 15 May.


Fixed Term Contracts (CAST) at the European Commission
The European Commission continues to offer fixed-term contracts for candidates with relevant experience in areas including administration, audit, secretariat, economy, finance, ICT, languages, law, policy, program/project management statistics. More information on the profiles sought, eligibility criteria and application procedures can be found here, with information on the role of Contract Agent here.


Specialist Temporary Posts
Specialist temporary posts are currently available at many of the EU’s Institutions and Agencies, including the ECB, the European Investment Bank, the European Ombudsman and Eurojust.

 

EU Jobs Ireland is committed to supporting Irish candidates in applying for EU posts. If you’re thinking of applying for the graduate competitions, read their guide to the EPSO application process, with tips on how to approach your application and advice on how best to prepare for the computer based tests (which, in the case of the generalist and audit competitions, are expected in May).

All EPSO competitions require that you have at least two European languages, one of which must be English, French or German. The general rule with languages is that, where possible, you should always look to sit the first stage (the Computer Based Tests) through your strongest language, thereby giving yourself the best chance of making it to the second stage. If your French or German was good but is now a little rusty, don’t worry – you’ll have some time to brush it up before the second stage.

EU Jobs Ireland are here to support you through the application process, so do stay in touch with them throughout the competition process. In particular, let them know if and when you reach the second stage of any EU competition, so they can offer further advice and support on succeeding at the assessment centre.