Making the most of your internship

According to the 2017 gradireland Graduate Salary & Recruitment Trends Survey (coming soon) over 75% of businesses said they offer work experience or internships to college students. Also, 66% of students surveyed by gradireland saying they had completed work experience or an internship. We take a look at the internship experience from the perspective of a pre-final year student. By Hannah Kelly.  “Internships give students a taste of … Continue reading Making the most of your internship

6 skills graduates need to work in the food and drink sector

The Food and Drink sector is growing and thriving with new opportunities for graduates developing all the time. However, as Hannah Kelly explains, a new report has highlighted skill gaps graduates will need to fill if they are to be successful in the industry. The recently released Food Wise 2025,a report compiled by the Department of Agriculture & Food, sets out a plan for the development of the … Continue reading 6 skills graduates need to work in the food and drink sector

Range of choices for postgrad students highlighted at Ireland’s largest further study fair

February 15th 2016 saw hundreds of students and over 60 exhibitors at the gradireland Further Study Fair at the RDS to explore the massive range of opportunities available within the world of postgraduate study. It is estimated that around 35% of students go on to further study after earning their degree, with last year seeing more than 19,000 students making to decision to pursue further study, according to … Continue reading Range of choices for postgrad students highlighted at Ireland’s largest further study fair

‘It’s all about the team.’ Hear from a leader both on and off the field.

Working in audit with Deloitte, and captaining the Cork Ladies Football Team, Ciara O’Sullivan talks about balancing your work with your passion. When did you start playing football and how did you end up on the Cork team? I started playing football with my club Mourneabbey when I was under 8 and when I was 11 I went for Cork under 14 trials. I was … Continue reading ‘It’s all about the team.’ Hear from a leader both on and off the field.

Teaching abroad: Broaden your horizons and use travel to inspire your career

Caimin Browne writes about the benefits of thinking outside the box when it comes to your teaching career, and why teaching overseas on a Meddeas teaching programme can be such a rewarding and enriching experience. Why did you take the step of coming to Spain with Meddeas? I was finishing my degree (Saint Patrick’s College-DCU) in Ireland and I had limited options here. I wanted to do … Continue reading Teaching abroad: Broaden your horizons and use travel to inspire your career

Top 5 tips for a successful video application

Are you noticing more employers are moving away from traditional application methods and moving more towards video as part of their recruitment process? At the Jameson International Graduate Programme we introduced video applications to our recruitment process in 2010 and we’ve never looked back! If you’re not sure where to start with your video, here are our top tips so that you can complete the application … Continue reading Top 5 tips for a successful video application

5 Questions to ask a potential employer at the Graduate Careers Fair

The Graduate Careers Fair is a fantastic opportunity to meet and ask questions of potential employers. Many employers also bring graduates who are currently on their graduate programmes to attend their stands, so you can ask what life working with this companies is really like! These conversations are unbelievable opportunities for networking, and can help you decide on future career paths or give you that … Continue reading 5 Questions to ask a potential employer at the Graduate Careers Fair

4 things you didn’t know about this year’s Graduate Careers Fair

It’s less than two weeks away from the most anticipated event in the gradireland events calendar, the 14th annual Graduate Careers Fair. This event will see 120 of Ireland’s leading graduate employers, start-up companies and further study providers showcasing what they have to offer in a range of different sectors. Ahead of this event we have put together a list of four things that you probably … Continue reading 4 things you didn’t know about this year’s Graduate Careers Fair

5 Reasons why you should enter the Higher Education Awards

You might be weighing up the pros and cons of spending the time to enter the gradireland Higher Education Awards but it’s definitely time well spent and we’ve put together five reasons why it makes sense to enter.     Marketing & PR Awards may not spring to mind when thinking about marketing opportunities but just being short-listed can greatly enhance the awareness of your … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should enter the Higher Education Awards