Finding a Job or Internship

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FINDING A JOB OR INTERNSHIP

Whether you’re looking for a graduate job or a non-credit bearing summer internship, your first port of call should be Careers Connect, our online vacancies portal.

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Login to Careers Connect regularly for:
– Job & Internship Vacancies – hundreds of vacancies updated daily
– Relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations

More advice to help you with finding a job or internship:
– UCD Career Guide
– Our Job & Internship section
– gradireland.com
– prospects.ac.uk

 Hidden Jobs Market – Some jobs are not advertised!
 How to find them:
– Network!
– Find work through Social Media
– Do an Internship
– Build a positive online presence

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Summer Job Planning 2016

 

 

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A lot of students need to work during their studies to earn money, and this will also enhance your CV and benefit your future career prospects. Employers are looking for skills and experience gained in a range of different situations, and work experience combined with your academic qualifications can help you stand out!

Finding a job that is related to your field of study and/or the career you would like to go into is a great way to get a foot in the door. Some industries can be difficult to get into, so a job on reception or helping with general tasks can help you network your way in. However, even if your part-time work is seemingly unrelated to your chosen career you can still develop transferable skills and have examples to use in competency-based applications and interviews.

gradireland has some useful information on gaining experience whilst in college, and TargetJobs offers ten skills you can gain from a part-time retail job, which can also apply for work in other sectors.


Finding work

You can find part-time and temporary jobs advertised through most of the usual job websites and channels. However, increasingly employers are using social media as an inexpensive, easy and fast way to fill vacancies. Some tips for finding work are:

 

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Need more advice?

We are open for appointments throughout the summer so feel free to drop in, book online on Careers Connect or ring us on 01 716 7574

Read more about our appointments here.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

JET Programme International – Teaching in Japan

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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites third level graduates (with any type of degree, in any field) to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Since Ireland became a participating country in 1988, over 1,100 Irish people have contributed to and enjoyed the programme, including the 46 Irish JETS (12 from UCD!) who departed for Japan this July.

A former JET will be in Newman, room A106 at lunchtime today (November 5th) to deliver a presentation on teaching in Japan and how you too could get there too! The Jet Programme Ireland has 2 positions available. Come along today to find out more.

  1. Assistant Language Teacher (ALT): placed mainly in public schools or local boards of education to teach English. No Japanese ability required.
  2. Coordinator for International Relations (CIR): placed in local government offices to assist with international exchange activities at local level (Japanese ability required).

 

Book here for what will be a very informative session:https://careersconnect.ucd.ie/leap/event.html…

So, let’s go to Japan…

UCD Participants 2015 at the JET Farewell Reception at the Residence of the Japanese Ambassador

 

 

 

 

Two students walk into a bar…

“So, I was thinking of doing the JET Programme… “

“The what?”

“The JET Programme: a cultural exchange and foreign language education programme to Japan. Look…”

“That’s a sad website…”

“Yeah, it’s a bit old looking but the info’s good. And here’s a blog from a guy who went in 2011 “Yer Man in Japan:  The misadventures of an Irishman on the JET Programme

“Oh, he’s written a lot, hasn’t he?  I like this one: Pimping for JET back Home. But I don’t want to be a teacher…”

“I don’t want to be a teacher either, but it’s more than that – it’s cultural exchange stuff…”

“Cultural exchange?  What’s that?”

“Sport, dance, music, literature, anything… The idea is that you transmit what life is like in Ireland and expand students’ horizons.”

“So, I have to teach them Irish dancing?!”

“If you want. They’re mad about Riverdance and love ANÚNA. But you can do anything you like, it’s all about expanding horizons and connecting with people.”

“How about my horizons – what do I get out of all this?”

“Well, a chance to live in Japan for a year or more. Experience culture-shock. Meet people from all over the English-speaking world – as well as Japan, of course. Explore a very different culture and country. Have a stab at a new language. Take yourself out of your comfort zone. Backpack through South-East Asia if you want. The programme really turns some of your ideas of the world on its head and gives you new perspectives.”

“Do many UCD grads go on this programme?”

“Well for 2015/16 11 of the 47 Irish JETs are from UCD.”

“Hmmm, I’ll think about it.”

“Yeah, you should, you really should…”

 

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L to R: Genevieve Williams BA Linguistics & Sociology, Jonathan Kelly BA Int’l History & minor Psychology, Shereen Perera BMus, Christopher Ruddy BSc Microbiology, Niall Higgins BA History & Politics & International Relations, Caoilte Burke BA Int’l History & Politics & International Relations, Emily McVey BComm Int’l French, Alan D’Arcy BComm, Thomas Joyce BCL European, Finghin MacChártaigh BSc General Science.

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.

UCD Graduates, would you like a job in the Dept of Foreign Affairs?

 

 

 

 

 

UCD Graduates, would you like a job in the Dept of Foreign Affairs?

Apply here: https://goo.gl/CuYthw

Paid Internship – Conflict Resolution Unit

As set out in the Programme for Government, the Government is committed to developing

Irish engagement in international conflict resolution as an important dimension of Irish

foreign policy. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the

opportunity to gain practical experience in policy development and in the work of the

Conflict Resolution Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The internship will

be for a maximum duration of 11 months, commencing on Monday 14 September 2015.

Qualifications/Experience:

 A first or second class honours degree is required, preferably in International Relations,

History, Politics or related discipline

 A strong interest in conflict resolution is desirable, as demonstrated by previous work

experience in this area, specialised studies or academic training

 A postgraduate degree with a focus on conflict resolution and/or peace and security

studies is desirable

 High level of oral and written communication skills are essential

 Good interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills

 Flexibility and capability to work independently and as a member of a team

The role is likely to involve assistance on a variety of tasks and projects in the area of conflict

resolution (as well as the OSCE, Council of Europe, and United Nations as required) including

 research and policy analysis

 drafting of briefing papers and reports on selected thematic issues

 attending and taking notes at meetings

 contributing to the design and planning of conferences and events

 responding to public queries and requests for information

 performance of other related duties to support the ongoing work of the Unit as

WANTED- Student Callers

 

 

 

 

 

UCD Career Development Centre is hiring students to help with the First Destinations Survey of 2014 UCD graduates!

We need approximately 2 students to help with data entry from paper forms and about 10 to help with making follow up calls to graduates. Rate of pay for both jobs will be 8.65 EUR per hour, with a bonus for those who exceed call targets.

Data entry will run from 18th May until the mid June and helpers will be required for a couple of days each week – dates and times are flexible and can be worked around your work/study schedules.
Follow up calls will take place from Tuesday 12th of May until mid June. Callers will most likely be required for 2-3 hours per day/evening (5-7pm) during these weeks.

Training will be provided for both groups.

Please email us at fdr@ucd.ie stating whether you prefer data entry or calling, providing a short summary of relevant skills and experience and giving an indication of your availability for the dates outlined above.

InterTradeIreland Graduate Programme

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Each year the Inter TradeIreland Graduate Programme recruits up to 100 positions for Project Managers across the Ireland from within the engineering, technology, science, sales and marketing disciplines. You will receive a fast track career opportunity whilst receiving an attractive salary and obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma from a leading institute on the island.  Many of our graduates now hold key senior positions in the companies they have worked with.  To register your interest or apply for a position, go to:  www.footinthedoor.info.

Read Najesh’s story, who joined the 2014 Inter TradeIreland Programme:

Photo of NageshName: Nagesh Yadav
Position: DSP Research Engineer
University: UCD
Date of joining company: 2014

Where did you hear about The InterTradeIreland Graduate Programme?
I came across the Inter TradeIreland Graduate programme when I started my job search on gradireland. The challenge of working in a small to medium enterprise (SME) that often pursue novel ideas and aim to commercialize the idea really appealed to my ambitions.

Zinc Software was co-founded by its current CEO, Darran Hughes. The company has pioneered the effort in making the world’s first sensor for the mind and body. The flagship product “Lumafit” is to be released in autumn 2014.

I have been involved in core DSP research and algorithm development for motion tracking and assessment applications using the Lumafit sensor. The experience I have gained to date will no doubt benefit my future career progression. The most useful aspects have been the brainstorming sessions with colleagues thereby enabling a smooth transition from academic life to working on the company projects.

The academic support which forms part of the Inter TradeIreland Graduate Programme was very helpful in relation to the validation of the current product. The regular meetings between the company and academic supervisor results in a better understanding of the task at hand and provides me with a great support network.

The fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management from QUB is very well structured. The best aspect is the interactive nature of the classes that allows hands-on learning. Coming from a Computer Science background, I found the course very useful in understanding the day to day running of the company.

Any other thoughts or advice for other graduate job seekers?
Don’t give up – there are lots of options out there. Apply for the jobs that suit your skill set, interests and your studies, and keep working on your strong points.


InterTradeIreland will be at the UCD Science, Engineering & Technology Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 1st October, 11am-3pm in O’Reilly Hall. Register to attend the fair through Careers Connect, meet them on the day and find out more about their current job opportunities.

Register to attend

 

Student Part-time Work

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Are you looking for part-time work during your studies?

You can find part-time and temporary jobs advertised through most of the usual job websites and channels. However, increasingly employers are using social media as an inexpensive, easy and fast way to fill vacancies. Some tips for finding work are:

If you’re looking for help with preparing a CV for part-time work, we run CV seminars, group CV workshops and one-to-one appointments with our Career & Skills Consultants. All of these can be booked through Careers Connect.