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Get a true insight into the American way of life first hand, while gaining real experience from an American Employer!
The programme gives full-time final year students, undergraduates,
post-graduates and recent graduates an opportunity to work in an internship in
the USA for 1 year and allows you the flexibility to search for your position
after you arrive in the US. And remember you can work in any of the 50 US States
The Chinese Scholarship Council of the People’s Republic of China has offered
one scholarship to an Irish postgraduate student, undergraduate student or
student of advanced study to study in China for the academic year 2014/2015.
Further information and the application form (including foreigner physical examination form) relating to the Chinese Government Scholarship Programme 2013 -2014 can be obtained from the website: www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org – select ‘Application Online for International Students’. Please read ‘Tips for online application’ before selecting the registration page and proceeding with your online application.
The Chinese Higher Education Institutions admitting international students can also be found on this website. Please note the application procedures for a Chinese Government Scholarship. Any applicants or application documents that do not conform with the regulations of the Chinese Scholarship Council will not be considered valid and will not be accepted.
Two copies of the submitted on line application, the requested paper application form and all other supporting documents should be returned to the Department of Education and Skills, International Section, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. Completed application papers must be received in this office no later than 5.30pm on Wednesday 19 March 2014. Any documentation submitted to this office in Chinese will require an official English translation.
Late or incomplete application papers will not be considered.
The French –speaking Community of Belgium are offering two scholarships to
Irish students to enable them to improve their knowledge and practice of the
French language. These scholarships are particularly aimed at students who
intend to be future teachers of French.
These courses are organised by the ’Université catholique de Louvain’ and takes place from 28 July to 15 August 2014. The education programme is divided into modules and candidates can choose up to 5 different modules a week from among the 20 modules offered. The total programme involves 75 hours of class work and several cultural activities. A certificate will be issued at the end of the programme. Registration fees, accommodation and food expenses will be covered by the WBI (Wallonie-Bruxelles International). Application forms are available from the Department of Education and Skills, International Section, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
Completed application forms must be returned to the above mentioned office no later than 5.30pm on Wednesday 26 March 2014. Late or incomplete application papers will not be considered.
The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an international business competition
for undergraduates around the world, designed to bring out the best in the young
business leaders of tomorrow.
By working together as a team of four to present a business case study, it is a great opportunity for you to showcase your talent in business management, and learn how to become the business leaders of the future.
The competition is organised in partnership with Barclays, who share our vision of developing and nurturing young talent around the world. More details here
Want to challenge yourself? Could you be the smartest student in
UL? Or maybe even the smartest student in Ireland? Well now is your
chance, take the gradireland National Student Challenge today and you could win
€1000 and seriously enhance your CV!
The National Student Challenge test takes just 30 minutes to complete, the test will generate a score and rank you on the leader board. Not only will you be able to check where you rank among students from across Ireland but you will also be entered into prize draws throughout the duration of the competition.
At the end of the competition the top 60 students on the leader board will be selected to take part in the Final Day event, where they will be put to the test with a variety of real challenges in order to identify and recognise Ireland’s brightest and most able undergrad. In the end the student with the highest score will be crowned the gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2014. Final Day is a great opportunity for students to network with employers and will also look great on your CV!
Are you up to the challenge? Take it today at www.gradireland.com/challenge
The Undergraduate Awards recognises Ireland's top students from all disciplines.
WHO is UA for?
UA is open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as 2013 graduates, of all disciplines.
WHAT do I apply with?
Any individual undergraduate coursework which received a 2.1 or higher (A grade equivalent).
HOW do I apply?
It's simple! Register your intent to submit here, then submit your coursework by June 2014. You can read a submission guide for tips. Once you're registered your place is safe until June 2014. However, places are limited so register right away or miss your chance!
WHY should I apply?
As a winner you will receive an exclusive invitation to the 2014 UA Global Summit in Dublin, your work is published in our academic journal and you are recognised as the top student in your field. Shortlisted students are also recognised for their excellence which can be a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or your chosen career.
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Science Teacher Education Bursaries are being offered to Science graduates
who undertake the Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas programme in NUI Galway
An Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas (MGO) at NUI, Galway is a two-year, full-time, second level teacher education programme, offered entirely through the medium of Irish, and recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of registration as a post-primary teacher in Ireland, the EU, and other English speaking countries. (Posted: 23 October 2013)
Want to know what it’s really like to work for some of the UK’s top companies? Download your free copies of Inside Buzz’s new 2013 career guides in accounting, consulting, investment banking, law and graduate employers. Get an inside look at companies and industries, and read quotes from current employees about what they really think of their company’s culture, salary, hours and more. Researching companies is a great way to get prepared to meet potential employers at upcoming career fairs, so take advantage of these free resources.
ScholarshipPortal is a new initiative funded by the European Commission which integrates the funding opportunities for studying, working or performing research in one of the European nations. The portal aims to stimulate and help students worldwide to find and select appropriate scholarships to study in Europe. Some of the key barriers to studying abroad are financial concerns or lack of funds. ScholarshipPortal goes some way to overcome this barrier by informing students on the many opportunities that exist.
We now have a supply of recently published Gradireland careers booklets and employer directories written specially for Irish students and graduates. These cover a wide range of careers in the following disciplines/sectors:
In addition to these, we have a large supply of the two current Gradireland directories:
If you are interested in working overseas, we also have a wide range of employer directories and booklets covering the UK and USA, as well as reference copies of directories for other international locations.
Call to the Careers Service at E0019 any day to collect your personal copies of these resources. Opening hours from 10.00 to 4.30.
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Links to Employer Websites We have added a new section to the website which will allow you to link directly to websites of many Irish and international employers. You will find it in the Jobs section under Links to Graduate Employers. This section will be updated on a regular basis so you should check it from time to time.
The website of the Irish Immigration Centre in Boston is a valuable source of information on all sorts of topics relating to working and living in the USA. It provides up to date information on the various categories of visa as well as details on employment opportunities. Of particular interest is the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. The website address is: http://www.iicenter.org/
The Jobweb website is an excellent starting point for accessing useful information and contacts in the USA. This website has a stream dedicated to students and provides advice and information on all aspects of the job search, including a list of useful Job Search sites. It can be accessed at: http://www.jobweb.com
Another useful website with information on how to find an internship in the USA is the CIEE website. http://www.councilexchanges.org/jobsusa/. CIEE is the Council on International Educational Exchange - the organisation which sponsors the J1 visa programmes which enable many thousands of Irish students to travel to the USA each summer. This organisation also sponsors the J Internship visa for students undertaking a Cooperative Education placement in the USA. This visa can also be used by graduates in the first year after completing full-time education, providing they have an offer of an internship from a US employer and they can provide some evidence of their intention to return to Ireland when the visa expires. CIEE work in partnership with USIT NOW in promoting international work programmes.
The USIT website is another very useful source of information on all their services to students. Visit their website at: http://www.usitnow.ie and select 'USA Work and Travel' for details of the US programmes.
US GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT DIRECTORIES
Copies of the major US directories of graduate employers are now available in the CoOp & Careers Office, E0 005. There are three titles in the series:
If you are interested in exploring employment opportunities in the USA, these are essential reading. Also consult the Jobweb website at: http://www.jobweb.com/home.cfm