Debunking the geek myth – Women in IT

There is a long-standing belief that the IT industry is geeky, male dominated and hard to break into but these views are out-dated and do not reflect the exciting opportunities available in the sector. A recent study by the FDM Business Sustainability and Innovation team investigated what can be done to encourage more women into IT. As can be seen in the word clouds below … Continue reading Debunking the geek myth – Women in IT

Why Workday is a top workplace for new college graduates

In order to be a great company to work for, employees at all stages of their careers need to feel supported, challenged, and motivated. So it was especially meaningful for Workday to be ranked in the top 10 on the “50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads” list released yesterday by Fortune.com and Great Places to Work. Companies that made the list “excel in providing great employee … Continue reading Why Workday is a top workplace for new college graduates

Your next steps after the gradireland Summer Fair

Last week saw thousands of students and recent graduates flock to the gradireland Summer Fair in the RDS to meet with graduate employers, further study providers and start-ups. It was a great event with lots of advice on hand, both for those who know exactly where they want to go and for those who need a little bit of direction! Of course the burning question for everyone … Continue reading Your next steps after the gradireland Summer Fair

An unmissable event for IT students and graduates

The gradireland GRADchances IT event showcases the skills of students and the needs of employers in a vibrant and growing tech-sector. This event will be held on January 27th in Dublin City Centre, with 100 specially selected students and six major technology employers present. The annual IT event run by gradireland brings together pre-selected, soon-to-be graduate or just graduated, IT students with employers eager to promote their businesses and graduate programmes. … Continue reading An unmissable event for IT students and graduates

‘Events like GRADchances IT are vital,’ says graduate who landed Intel job

The team at gradireland are always delighted to hear feedback from students and graduates after our careers events, so you can imagine how happy we were when a student who attended the GRADchances IT got in touch to let our team know that he had landed a job with one of the world’s most influential IT companies. On the 28th January 2014, Waterford IT student Sohail Muhammad attended the GRADchances IT event … Continue reading ‘Events like GRADchances IT are vital,’ says graduate who landed Intel job

Aspiring tech graduates wanted for pan-European start-up project

European-wide search for aspiring-tech entrepreneurs begins The University College Cork (UCC) launch of the EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator on April 15th marked the start of a European-wide recruitment campaign seeking out talented aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). This hunt for tech-savvy graduates offers the opportunity to participate in an innovative virtual accelerator programme, focused on finding entrepreneurs who are ready to … Continue reading Aspiring tech graduates wanted for pan-European start-up project

GRADchances IT event points to a bright future for technology graduates

The gradireland GRADchances IT event showcased the skills of students and the needs of employers in a vibrant and growing tech-sector, writes Fergal Browne. This event was held on January 29th at Chartered Accountants House, on Dublin’s Pearse Street, with over 70 specially selected students and five major technology employers present. “The IT sector is booming. There’s a lot of jobs out there, so it’s just a matter of … Continue reading GRADchances IT event points to a bright future for technology graduates

The future jobs landscape: what’s in store for the class of 2020?

What jobs will be in demand for the graduate of 2020? An article in last week’s Irish Times advised college students to pursue languages, learn IT skills, examine the burgeoning construction sector or get excited about engineering. That’s where, it is forecast, the jobs will be in 2019 or 2020, when the current intake of first year students graduate. Planning ahead is very important for first year … Continue reading The future jobs landscape: what’s in store for the class of 2020?