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How to make the most of your internship opportunity.

Some of our top tips on making the sort of impression that will ensure your internship is remembered by your employer for all the right reasons. Congratulations, you’ve got the internship you wanted. Now comes the hard part. It’s one thing to be professional and to do what is expected of you by your managers and supervisors. But it’s another to go beyond that. The … Continue reading How to make the most of your internship opportunity.

Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

The impetus to create gradireland Live! came from our desire to confront some pretty fundamental challenges that students face in their graduate career decision-making process. The world of work has changed but the language of careers has not. The number of job titles and types these days is baffling to even the most experienced careers adviser. Students are peppered with data from all angles, but … Continue reading Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

How to land an internship with a large graduate employer

Large graduate employers often take on interns too. We’ve put together what the benefits of internships with large employers are and how to find vacancies. Do well as an intern for an employer that also runs a graduate scheme and you could significantly increase your chances of being hired there when you finish university. Even if you don’t end up working there permanently, you will … Continue reading How to land an internship with a large graduate employer

Top reasons to look for an internship that has a smaller intake

Don’t limit your internship options by only focusing on larger graduate employers. If you’re looking for an internship experience that allows you to see the effect of your efforts quickly you should consider looking for opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses, typically organisations with fewer than 250 employees. Small, high potential businesses can offer you wide-ranging opportunities to put your talents to good use and … Continue reading Top reasons to look for an internship that has a smaller intake

Interning with a professional services firm from a non-business background

By Adam Trundle, Corporate Finance & Tax Rotation Intern, Deloitte When I applied for the summer internship in Deloitte, I wasn’t really sure if it was going to be for me. I am studying Maths and Music in Maynooth University, so my background in business is pretty much zero! To be honest I only applied at all because Deloitte were placed so highly in the gradireland … Continue reading Interning with a professional services firm from a non-business background

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

US Grad Visa success stories and how you can write your own

Into its seventh year, USIT’s USA Grad Visa continues to be an exciting and often life changing opportunity for graduates in Ireland. Most recent graduates face uncertain times once they have finished their degrees, with a jobs market that’s increasingly competitive, coupled with rising accommodation costs and, of course, the attraction of travelling, living and working abroad. Plenty of grads, as a result, look at their options … Continue reading US Grad Visa success stories and how you can write your own

Broadening horizons: my experience as a gradireland brand ambassador

Work experience during college can be extremely beneficial to your CV and later career, but it’s important that you find the right role, that suits you and your abilities. You need to consider how much you can take on in addition to your studies, which should remain your priority, and also the likelihood of developing transferrable skills during your work experience. Two of the key … Continue reading Broadening horizons: my experience as a gradireland brand ambassador

UN intern story is a dramatic example, but the organisation should know better

When a story like that of David Hyde gains global coverage; a 22-year-old New Zealand graduate who said he had been living in a tent while on a United Nations internship, the long running debate about the merits of interning reignites. Unfortunately much of the debate around internships is framed through a lens of ‘black and white’ divisions. The debate is shaped around whether an internship is … Continue reading UN intern story is a dramatic example, but the organisation should know better