In the second episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Angela Collins, Head of careers in Waterford IT, and Emma Burns from Camp America about how to have a CV building summer.
Angela spoke about the transferable skills that students and graduates can develop by working in a summer job, volunteering or going abroad.
Angela advises students not to worry about whether their summer job is related to their long term career plan or not, there are always skills to be learned. She also emphasizes not to leave any gaps in your CV, even if you’ve taken a year out to travel.
Instead she recommends highlight the skills you developed on your travels, from bartering to budgeting; they are all helpful in getting a job.
Emma Burns, Camp America, spoke about how both students and non-students can get to camp and the useful skills they will learn during their time there. According to Emma, studying for degree gives you the hard skills but going to camp teaches you the soft, people skills that are just as important to succeeding in the work place.
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