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Podcast #8: Critical thinking and your career with Fiona Fennell

gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talks to Fiona Fennell, founder of the STEM consultancy Think4Purpose about graduate careers in STEM and the value of thinking differently in terms of your career. Think4Purpose helps STEM professionals integrate what is known with how to think collectively for the purpose of learning why. Visit the gradireland audio channel for more episodes Continue reading Podcast #8: Critical thinking and your career with Fiona Fennell

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Career Discovery week insights: My life as an Aldi Area Manager

We talk to Rachel O’Connor and Abigail Cronin about why mixing a rewarding and demanding job with your other passions in life is part and parcel of what makes life tick for Aldi’s Area Managers.  “She shoots, she scores!” Rachael O’Connor, Area Manager There hasn’t been a dull moment since I joined Aldi as part of the Aldi Graduate Area Manager programme. No two days … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: My life as an Aldi Area Manager

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Career Discovery week insights: Guidewire

‘I’ve felt part of everything at Guidewire from the very start’ Snehal Bhatia, a software consultant with Guidewire talks about her career with the technology company, why it matches her values and how her career has allowed her to take on new and exciting challenges. What’s your current job at Guidewire and, if there is a typical day/week, what would it involve? I am currently … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: Guidewire

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Career Discovery week insights: My Aldi Graduate Training Experience

We talk to Cian O’Connor and Donal Wrynn about what makes them tick in an out of the workplace as they undergo Aldi’s graduate management training programme.  “You’ve got to have your head in the game” Cian O’Connor, Area Manager in training My decision to return to college to pursue an MSc in Management and Marketing required a huge leap of faith. Initially I was … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: My Aldi Graduate Training Experience

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Shane Hastings : Giving back during Covid-19

Folens digital resources, Cambridge library, Calm, NFL Gamepass, Home School Piano, these are just some of the free services you can avail of during the Covid-19 pandemic and thanks to Shane Hastings, a third year Business Information Systems student in NUIG, you can access all of the free services in one place – https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/ Shane has helpfully broken down the services into categories so whether … Continue reading Shane Hastings : Giving back during Covid-19

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gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

gradireland conducted a survey to understand how third level students and young people are coping with the national emergency caused by COVID-19. The survey ran for a week from 25th March to 1st April on www.gradireland.com and received 716 individual responses. The large number of participants give us important insights into the morale of third-level students and what their biggest fears and worries are. Importantly, they also told us what support they need from their prospective employers and universities during the national effort against COVID-19.  We found that third level students are taking … Continue reading gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

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How to make the most of your perfectionism to achieve your goals.

There are many people who would describe themselves as perfectionists to varying degrees. There are scales when it comes to perfectionism and although many people would cite being a perfectionist as a good quality or even a vital skill, it can be tiring to set high standards for yourself and others. How can you maximise your perfectionism without experiencing exhaustion, frustration or even low-confidence? The … Continue reading How to make the most of your perfectionism to achieve your goals.

What’s new on gradireland.com?

We are currently adding a lot of new advisory content to gradireland.com, ideal for careers advisors to share with students and relevant colleagues on campus. This is the first in a series of regular blogs on our new content and what you can expect to find on the site over the coming months. Personal stories At gradireland we regularly hear from students that personal career … Continue reading What’s new on gradireland.com?

New book: ‘1000 Years of Careers Advice’

Paul Murphy, author of the recently published book ‘1000 Years of Careers Advice’, which contains 370+ pages of tips and career advice, writes on what some of the top tips he uncovered are. The below is just a small cross-section of some the advice in the book. The book interviews 100 graduates 10 years on from university about their career paths and imparts their advice … Continue reading New book: ‘1000 Years of Careers Advice’

Interview: gradireland NSC winner 2018

gradireland took the chance to sit down with the winner of the National Student Challenge 2018, Ceithleann Ní Chonluain, to ask her about winning the challenge, what it means for her CV and what tips she would have future challengers? “When I was announced as winner, it wasn’t just surprise, it was total shock,” says Ceithleann, a few days after being announced as the winner … Continue reading Interview: gradireland NSC winner 2018