As semester 2 begins, a wide variety of careers fairs are set to be hosted on campus and beyond, designed for students thinking about starting a career or carrying on with further study.
For those assessing their options for the summer, the UCD Careers Development Centre will host its Internships & Volunteering Fair in Astra Hall, in the Old Student Centre, on Wednesday 4th February, from 1pm to 4 pm.
The fair is one of the Careers Development Centre’s biggest annual events, and is designed for students from all academic backgrounds. It will feature stands from a wide variety of organisations, from commercial firms offering their summer internship programmes, to charities promoting volunteering opportunities.
The Careers Development Centre’s information booklet for recruiters claims that over 1,000 students attend the fair each year. Confirmed attendees include Accenture, A& L Goodbody, Enterprise Rent A Car, and Habitat for Humanity Ireland. A full list of attendees is available on www.ucd.ie/careers/events.
Soon to be graduates considering continuing on with further education will be able to assess their options at the upcoming postgradireland Further Study Fair on February 10th in the RDS.
The annual fair is aimed at anyone considering continuing on or returning to education for postgraduate study. It will comprise of a series of seminars covering all aspects of undertaking a postgraduate course, such as making applications, student finance, and the popularity of conversion courses. For those considering studying further afield, there are seminars planned for those interested in teacher training in the UK, Fulbright scholarships to the US, and masters programmes on the continent.
Postgradireland has claimed that 70 postgraduate course providers will be attending the fair, including Irish institutions from both sides of the border. Representatives from UCD along with the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will be present as well.
The fair will begin at 12:00pm and end at 4:30 pm in the Industries Hall. Further information is available on gradireland.com, where anyone can register to get a free ticket for the event.
- Cian Carton, News Editor