Looking For Your Ideal Internship?

 

Have you set your Career Goals for 2018?  Let us help you out!

 

January is the perfect time to sit down and set out some dreams and goals for the year ahead. What does your dream job look like? What  skills would you like to learn or improve? Which companies or individuals inspire you? Where in the world can you see yourself working?

 

While setting out our ultimate goals is great motivation, it can often leave us asking ourselves ‘where do I even start?’. Well that’s where we can help, check out these simple suggestions to get you started!

 

Improve Your Skills

 

In University, your education opportunities extend far beyond your core modules. There is an abundance of ways to develop skills through extra curricular events and workshops. Skilled graduates are in much greater demand by modern employers.

 

Have you heard about the UCD Certificate in ‘Skills for Working Life’? This is an 8 week course, with weekly informal and interactive sessions each lasting up to two hours, where you will be taught by some of Ireland’s leading employers. The course gives students an insight into the skills which you will need to develop to be successful in the graduate workplace. To find out more and register, visit UCD Careers Connect.

 

Do Your Research

 

Not sure where to start your search for Internship opportunities? You’ll find lots of useful information in the internship section of our Career Development Centre website, in the Vacancies portal on Careers Connect, on GradIreland and Prospects.

 

Still not sure what you’re looking for? You can also make an appointment with our Career Consultants to chat through your search, application or interview process. Appointments are only available on the day, for the day, and you can book online from 8am each morning on Careers Connect.

 

Make Connections

 

On February 1st we are hosting our annual Internships Recruitment Fair in the Global Lounge on the lower ground floor of the Main Restaurant building. Register to attend on Careers Connect.

 

Internship work is a crucial and valuable experience for students across all academic disciplines. It is also the one of the best ways to get into a company for the long term permanent position. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or maybe a smaller company, you’ll find something at the Internships Fair for you.

 

Best of Luck!

 

 

How to use Linked In

 

 

 

 

How to use Linked In

We often get asked these questions by students and graduates:

  • How should I use Linked In?
  • How do I use Linked In?
  • How do I update my profile?
  • Should I put my entire CV on Linked In?

 

Here we share some top tips from Linked In itself along with some useful links and articles from other resources. Happy networking!

jpeg LinkedIn Network Professionally

Other useful reads include:

How to Use LinkedIn: The Ultimate List of LinkedIn Tips

LinkedIn Tips | Official LinkedIn Blog

Top Tips for Putting Your LinkedIn Profile to Work (Infographic)

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

Skills for Working Life 2016: Projecting a Professional Image

 

 

 

Our annual Certificate in Skills for Working Life course runs from February to April.

If you’re not signed up to the course or you’d like a reminder of the session, have a look at the slides by clicking on the link below recently presented by Philip Westermeyer, Learning & Development Manager at City law firm, Clyde & Co.

 

UCD Projecting a Professional Image

 

Remaining presentations will be published to the blog on a weekly basis.

UCD Career Development Centre

 

 

UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair 2016

Internships & Volunteering Fair

Internship and voluntary work is a crucial and valuable experience for students across all academic disciplines. It is also the one of the best ways to get into a company for a long term and possibly permanent position. The UCD Internship & Volunteering Fair matches organisations with UCD students. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or try voluntary work abroad, you’ll find something here for you.

Join us at this year’s fair on February 3rd, 2016 in Astra Hall.

A fair booklet will be available on the day to take home and will also be displayed on our website: http://www.ucd.ie/careers/events/ nearer the day!

Find out more about internships on our website.

Happy networking!

CDC Internships & Volunteering Fair