‘Be the change you want to see’

Crischelle Pana is a software consultant at Guidewire, as part of the company’s graduate programme. Crischelle talks to gradireland about her experiences of life at Guidewire, her job seeking journey, how the application process works, and she also gives advice to those interested in a similar career. What do you do in your daily role and what function does it play in terms of the … Continue reading ‘Be the change you want to see’

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!

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)

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

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

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