Some very useful FREE Online Resources for students

Online Resources

Not many students or alumni know that there is a range of FREE Online Resources available through UCD Careers Connect. Yes, that’s right, FREE! This blog is all about information sharing and here, we will outline exactly what each of these resources has to offer you, to help you start planning for your future.

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 Profiling for Success – Psychometric Tests

 These are very useful in career planning, helping you understand more about your strengths and how these might shape your career and personal choices. When you complete a test, a report is automatically generated and emailed to you! Simples! The report comes in the form of a PDF document attached to the email, and includes an explanation of your results. You can take each test as often as you wish.

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10 Minutes With‌

This is a career website to help students on their career journey by providing insight from different professionals and giving you access to more than 200,000 jobs and internships worldwide. 10 Minutes With interviews company directors, executives and entrepreneurs and asks them to explain their jobs and day-to-day activities in exactly 10 minutes. Pretty short, neat and sweet! The video interviews help you understand the true nature of different roles and the skills required in a variety of sectors globally in Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.



This 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.


Going GlobalGoing Global

This provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.



CEI Internships CEI Internships

This resource offers individually verified information and resources to students seeking internships in the US.



GlassdoorGlass Door

Here, you can find out what it’s really like to work for over 300,000 companies. Think of it as ‘TripAdvisor for jobs’. There are also vacancies and internships advertised on the site.




Targeted at Business students, this company offers a comprehensive suite of products and services to assist both students and Alumni in every stage of their career development.


How do you access these great resources?

To use these tests, you’ll need three codes: client code, access code and password. All you have to do is log into UCD Careers Connect and see the ‘Online Resources’ section on your ‘Welcome’ page. Here, you will see all of the above resources along with the required passwords.


Remember that you can also make an appointment to see a Career & Skills Consultant if you need some help figuring out what to do next!


UCD Career Development Centre Team

Become an EU Careers Ambassador

EU Careers Ambassadors






Are you interested in:

  • Finding out more about EU Career opportunities and promoting them to your fellow students?
  • Building a fantastic network across Europe?
  • Gaining work experience during your studies?
  • Developing your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR?
  • Receiving a full induction and coaching throughout the role?
  • Giving your CV extra clout with future employers?

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in UCD.

EU Careers Ambassadors

As a highly-regarded employer of top graduates, we’re looking for a brand ambassador at the best universities in Europe. Part of an established and successful initiative, the EU Careers Ambassadors scheme involves finding innovative ways of promoting the great opportunities we have to offer, including through:

  • attending careers fairs, or giving presentations to your fellow students
  • developing university networks and providing information
  • maintaining an active online and social media presence
  • answering questions and queries about EU Careers

Of course, there’s a lot in it for you, too.

For starters, all of our Ambassadors receive comprehensive training which will prepare them perfectly for the role. You’ll be able to develop the skills you need to be a successful Ambassador, we’ll give you loads of support and ideas on getting started.

Secondly, in a super-competitive graduate job market, a position of responsibility like this could really make you stand out. As well as developing your communication and presentation skills, the international perspective you’ll demonstrate will give your CV extra clout with future employers.

Apply online by 12pm Brussels time (11am Irish time) on 24 April 2015.

Come and work for us! – Customer Service role

#jobfairy - now hiring






We have a temporary full-time vacancy for an immediate start in UCD Career Development Centre, which will be for a maximum of 12 weeks.

Customer Service Assistant

This role will involve dealing with students, employers, staff and visitors. The work will be project based with a range of tasks and deadlines.


  • High level of customer service skills
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Excellent organisation and IT skills
  • Experience in promoting events/services and familiarity with social media platforms
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
  • An interest in working with students

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining what you could bring to this role to The closing date is 1st April 2015.

Salary €10.88ph

Launch of Career Mentoring Programme






On Wednesday evening 4th February, the Career Development Centre in conjunction with Alumni Relations and the School of English, Drama and Film launched a pilot career mentoring programme which was held in Ardmore House in UCD.

Ten alumni from the School of English, Drama and Film have volunteered their time to act as mentors to ten student mentees of the School for the duration of the programme timed to finish at the end of May 2015.

Mentors are currently working in areas from broadcast journalism, teaching, academia, writing and the film industry with a few well-known names amongst the group, and participants have been matched based on areas of career interest.

The evening was an opportunity for everyone to get involved in some training sessions but also for mentors and mentees to meet each other.  There was a fantastic buzz to the evening and everyone was very positive about the launch event and excited about the programme ahead!

Corporate Finance & Consulting Careers Trip to London

Outside Canary Wharf

Each year UCD Career Development Centre, together with UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, take a group of business students to London to visit a number of corporate finance and consulting companies. This is an ideal opportunity to get an insight into a large corporate company, find out what the work is really like, and network with potential future employers.

This year’s trip took place from 1st to 5th September 2014 and included visits to UBS Bank, Societe Generale, Deloitte, ICAP, Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting and Morgan Stanley.

A few comments from the students who participated in this year’s trip:

“I learnt so much about consulting and received top tips on application processes. I now have a much clearer idea of what goes on in these firms and all of the opportunities that are out there.”

“After this visit I realise with more conviction that a career in consulting will suit me, and set me up for any other career I would go on to do after that.”

“The activities were very good, especially with the employers who had interactive case studies and trading games. These helped us understand better how the businesses run, what thought processes they use in their jobs, and what approaches they take to solving problems.”

Have a look at our photo gallery to see some of what the students got up to:



Building the future – careers event for students & grads with disabilities

Building the Future poster

Building The Future is a unique careers event run by AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability), and aimed at students and graduates with disabilities/specific learning difficulties.

Students and graduates will have the opportunity to polish their job seeking skills and get important tips and advice on successfully adjusting to the world of work and building a fulfilling career.This annual event will once again take place in Citi Dublin, 1 North Wall Quay on Friday 6th June 2014 from 10am – 3.30pm.

Book your free place now.

Building the Future poster

Come and work with us!

We're hiring!

We're hiring!UCD Career Development Centre is hiring students as casual staff to help with the First Destinations Survey of 2013 UCD graduates.

We need approximately 12 students – two to help with data entry from paper forms and ten 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 19th May until the end of June and helpers will be required for a couple of days each week – dates and times are flexible and can be worked around other commitments.

Follow up calls will take place between Monday 19th May and Friday 6th June. Callers will most likely be required for 2-3 hours per day/evening during these weeks.

Training for both groups will take place in the week beginning 5th May and will last approximately 2 hours.

If you’re interested in participating, please email us at by the end of Monday 28th April stating whether you prefer data entry or calling, and provide a short summary of any relevant work experience. We will invite selected candidates for interviews on Wednesday 30th April or Friday 2nd May.

Do you have fluency in more than one language?

GRADchances Language Fair

GRADchances Language FairThe GRADchances Language Fair is on Wednesday 26th February from 12-4pm in the RDS.

This is the first ‘Careers with Languages’ Fair to be held in Ireland and will be attended by some of the most significant graduate employers in the country.

Many companies are looking to recruit graduates with strong language skills across a wide range of disciplines. The rise in FDI and the influx of MNCs (multi-national companies) using Ireland as their gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Asia (and beyond), combined with the requirement for indigenous Irish companies to succeed in an international business environment has put a focus on language skills like never before. There are a massive range of career paths open for graduates of all disciplines who have fluency in one or more languages – both English-speakers with a strong second (or more) language, and non-nationals with fluency in English.

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.

What to expect at the fair

  • gradireland jobs wall with live graduate jobs
  • A range of FREE careers seminars
  • Network with leading graduate employers and find out about the types of roles they are actively recruiting for
  • Careers include employers looking for engineers, marketing roles, technicians, project managers, business developers, technologists, consultants and future business leaders…

Register now for FREE entry.

UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair 2014

Internships & Volunteering Fair 2014

Internships & Volunteering Fair 2014Internship 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 the long term permanent position. Now in its fourth year, 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.

This year’s fair took place on 11th February 2014 in Astra Hall.

If you missed it, you can read the fair booklet online to see was there and find out more about their opportunities.