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UL Careers Fair

Thursday 4 October 2018, Sports Arena, 12-4pm

The Cooperative Education & Careers Division is organising a major on-campus Careers Fair on Thursday 4 October 2018.  The Fair will take place in the Sports Arena and will be open to students from 12.00pm until 4.00pm.

What's it all about?

For those of you who have never attended a Careers Fair (or Recruitment Fair), this provides you with a unique opportunity to meet with a number of employers who plan to recruit graduates in the year 2019.  Some of these employers will also have immediate vacancies to fill.

What companies will attend?

We will have more than 160 organisations participating in the Fair.  This will include large and small companies, local, national and international companies, across all disciplines.  What they have in common is an interest in meeting students who may be potential employees in 2019.  Details of participating companies are included in Opportunities 4 U 2018/19 which will be available in hard copy in September at the Careers Service, EO019.

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Why should you attend?

The Careers Fair gives you the opportunity to

  • Make personal contact with leading graduate employers in many sectors of industry and commerce
  • Get expert advice on what a career with a particular company might involve and how you can get the job you want
  • Collect company literature and information to help you compare companies
  • Determine which organisation you would like to join.

Be Prepared!

To make the best of this opportunity you will need to be prepared. Few employers will offer you a job on the spot but if you make the right impression this will be to your advantage at the interview stage. Here are some tips to help you on the day:

  • Do some research on companies you want to see. Read the company entries in this publication carefully and check the company websites
  • For help in preparing a CV, attend the seminar on 'How to get your graduate job' in September
  • Book a slot to save your CV checked at the lunch-time CV Review sessions in EO019 during September/early October
  • Take along several copies of your CV to leave with employers
  • Make note of the names of any contacts you make on the day
  • Think about your strengths and skills and be able to tell an employer what you have to offer
  • Think about what questions you want to ask them: What vacancies do they have? What are their requirements? What training opportunities do they offer?
  • Be sure to visit the less well-know organisations also as they often have very challenging opportunities to offer.

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In summary:

The UL Careers Fair is an ideal opportunity to make contact with a significant number of employers who have real jobs to offer. By preparing for the event, you stand a better chance of using the time and opportunity effectively. Know what you want from the fair; know what you have to offer, and be prepared to consider everything. This is your chance to make some useful contacts and see what opportunities are out there... SO DON'T MISS OUT!

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Teaching Fair

This is a special careers event which is designed for Education students, and others interested in teaching opportunities. The Careers Service is organising a Teaching Fair on campus on Wednesday 7 March 2018 in EGO10 between 12.00 and 3.00pm. The idea is to provide final-year and postgraduate Education students with information on some of the teaching opportunities that will be available on graduation.

We expect to have 40 organisations attending the Fair, representing schools, education support services, teacher recruitment organisations in Ireland, UK and some international schools. Representatives from these organisations will be available to meet with students and to advise them on what kind of jobs will be available and how to apply for vacancies. This event is open to students from all disciplines and all years of study.

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