Competition: Be part of the National Student Challenge 2016!

 

 

 

Want to challenge yourself? Want to know if you are the brightest in your class? The brightest in your college? The brightest student in Ireland? Well now is your chance. Not only will you be in with the opportunity of winning up to €1,000, you could also be crowned Ireland’s brightest student, not a bad addition to your CV!

The gradireland National Student Challenge  gives you the chance to see how you compare to students from across Ireland’s top Universities. It is free to enter, it is all online and will only take 40 minutes of your time.

The online element of the Challenge will open in September and will run until February 2016. At that point the Top 60 students on the leaderboard will be invited to take part in the Final Day Event. There they will be put through six physical and mental Challenges set by our employer partners, which will determine the winner of the Challenge – further details on the Final Day Challenges will be unveiled as we approach the close of the online element!

(source – gradirleand – http://challenge.gradireland.com/about-the-competition/)

 

Grad Ireland 2015/16

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum 2014

ISEF - Daniel Jordan and panel

Daniel Jordan presenting his start-up 'Educat3D'The 3rd annual Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum took place on 27 March. The event, hosted in the Innovation Academy, brought together five of Ireland’s most promising start-ups, who benefitted from the audience of a top panel of experts, including TD Ruairi Quinn, rugby player Leo Cullen, Brian Hayes of CitiGroup and Richard Cullen, founder of the JellyBean Factory, among others.

Daniel Jordan, a first year UCD Economics & Finance student, was chosen to showcase his business ‘Educat3D’. All the start-ups showcased were really exciting, with many already getting traction on an international level. It’s great news for Irish businesses to get such recognition – well done to the ISEF for organising such a successful showcase and we look forward to seeing what Daniel and ‘Educat3D’ do next!

If you’re interested in starting your own business or joining a start-up, check out the Student Summit 2014 on 8th April, Ireland’s largest Entrepreneur and Innovation event for students.

Are you Ireland’s brightest and best undergraduate?

gradireland National Student Challenge

Want to challenge yourself? Want to know if you are the brightest in your class? The brightest in your college? The brightest student in Ireland? Well now is your chance. Not only will you be in with the opportunity of winning up to €1,000, you could also be crowned Ireland’s brightest student, not a bad addition to your CV!

gradireland National Student Challenge

The gradireland National Student Challenge gives you the chance to see how you compare to students from across Ireland’s top Universities. It’s free to enter, is online and will only take 40 minutes of your time.

Ciara Browne from UCD came 3rd in last year’s Challenge. Let’s see if UCD can do even better this year! Take the challenge now.

The online element of the Challenge runs until February 2014. At that point the Top 60 students on the leaderboard will be invited to take part in the Final Day Event. There they will be put through six physical and mental Challenges set by employer partners which will determine the winner of the Challenge.