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)

Top 5 reasons to attend the GRADchances STEM Fair

Tomorrow’s GRADchances STEM Fair will bring together students and graduates with some of Ireland’s leading STEM employers. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector is a cornerstone of Irish economic growth, with jobs across a vast range of disciplines, and its continued growth means it is constantly seeking graduates with the right skills. “Whether you’re a science graduate looking for an R&D role, an IT graduate … Continue reading Top 5 reasons to attend the GRADchances STEM Fair

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

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

Combining a postgrad and work with distance learning

Distance learning in postgraduate education has risen in the last decade on the back of greater flexibility and suiting the needs of the modern worker, writes Fergal Browne. Distance learning has increased massively in recent years. The Open University (OU), the oldest distance learning university in the British Isles, is now the largest academic institution in the United Kingdom and Ireland catering to almost 250,000 … Continue reading Combining a postgrad and work with distance learning