2 Gradireland Fairs not to miss with Gradchances!

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 16 February, the GRADchances STEM Fair will be taking place in the Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. This event brings together STEM undergraduates and graduates with employers who are actively recruiting to fill STEM opportunities. This event will give students and graduates the opportunity to explore exciting career paths within emerging technologies. There will be exhibitors from across the wide variety of STEM careers seeking to meet with students from all subject areas within STEM. The GRADchances STEM Fair will also feature a range of professional careers seminars, a gradireland jobs wall with live graduate jobs in STEM and networking opportunities with the leaders in the Irish STEM market. Further information about this event can be found at http://stemfair.gradchances.com

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On Wednesday 17 February, the GRADchances Language Fair will be taking place in the Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. This is the only ‘Careers with Languages’ Fair to be held in Ireland and will be attended by some of the most significant graduate employers in the country. This event will bring students, graduates and employers together to explore the wide range of career opportunities that are available for multi-linguists. These include internships, graduate schemes and immediate roles, so if you are a student or recent graduate interested in finding out how your language skills can open up fabulous careers for you both in Ireland and abroad, make sure you don’t miss the GRADchances Languages Fair. This event is open to students from all disciplines, and is attended by employers looking to recruit from all degree subjects. Further information about this event can be found at http://languagefair.ie

Language Fair

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

 

 

 

STEP up to Google

GoogleAre you studying computer science or a related discipline? Google is seeking to recruit students for internships this summer for their STEP programme (Summer Training Education Programme). Applications are open to students who will have completed their first year at college by this summer 2014.

The summer trainee program includes:

  • Software Project: A 12-week development project that you will work on with a team of Googlers and other STEP Interns.
  • Skills-Based Training: Enhance your coding skills; get exposed to new tools and programming languages.
  • Professional Development: Attend weekly technical talks by senior Googlers. Additionally, learn how to enhance your resume, tackle technical interviews, and improve your presentation skills.
  • Mentorship: Be matched with a Google engineer, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.
  • Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.
  • Exposure: A unique glimpse into applying your computer science studies in a professional environment

See the STEP programme for more information.

The deadline for all applications is 31st March 2014.