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How to make the most of gradireland Live!

With over 77 employers and postgraduate providers in attendance, and 1900 jobs advertised, there is plenty going on at the RDS tomorrow whether you’re looking for THAT job or the right course to guide you towards your ideal career. But there’s a lot more happening besides, from mentoring and seminars to hands on coaching sessions. Let’s take a look at what’s going on and how … Continue reading How to make the most of gradireland Live!

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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)

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

Women in STEM: Smashing the glass ceiling

According to a recent article in the Irish Times, ten years ago 47% of new entrants into STEM courses at university level were women. By 2013, that proportion had fallen to 40%. This is also an issue in Europe, where less than 7% of tech positions are filled by women. In 2014, Accenture released a report on the topic of women in STEM, ‘Attracting more women into science … Continue reading Women in STEM: Smashing the glass ceiling

A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Karen Cotter outlines her journey and experiences as part of the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme. About My name is Karen. I am currently working as a Graduate Distiller with Jameson.  I studied process & chemical engineering at UCC. During the third and fourth year of my course I had to do a 6 month placement. I was really lucky to get a placement at Midleton Distilleries in … Continue reading A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Skills supply report points to particular graduate opportunities in science, IT and health

‘Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply 2015’ is the tenth in a series of reports produced by SOLAS on behalf of the Expert Group for Future Skills Needs (EGFSN). The purpose of the report is to provide an overview of the skills profile of the population. The main findings of the report point to the fact that there are over one million qualification holders, or a third of the population, who have studied … Continue reading Skills supply report points to particular graduate opportunities in science, IT and health

Predict conference to connect graduates to careers in data science

Cronan McNamara, organiser of the upcoming ‘Predict’ conference, explains why data, and data science is so important in the digital age. As computing power increases exponentially, storage costs plummet and broadband speeds accelerate a new era for data and data analytics has been born. Almost everything we do generates data, from Google searches to online shopping but it’s not only restricted to online. Our daily activity regime … Continue reading Predict conference to connect graduates to careers in data science

Register for free entry to Ireland’s only dedicated STEM jobs fair

Take the time today to register for free entry to tomorrow’s GRADchances STEM Fair at the RDS, with top companies with jobs on offer meeting over 1200 registered attendees at the only dedicated graduate STEM recruitment event in Ireland. This one day event (12-4pm) brings together STEM undergraduates and graduates with employers who are actively recruiting to fill STEM opportunities. This is the must-attend event for all STEM undergraduates, graduates and young professionals. The … Continue reading Register for free entry to Ireland’s only dedicated STEM jobs fair