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Students - How to Contact Us

If you are a current TCD student or recent TCD graduate you can:

 

Book a place on a Workshop

For a list of workshops during term time and to book a place see Events.

Workshops are repeated weekly. Workshops are held in 7-9 South Leinster St - please check location. Places are limited - please book in Reception, 7-9 South Leinster St, ring 01 896 1721/1705 or email careers@tcd.ie with your name, discipline & year and name & date of workshop.

 

Practice Interviews

What is a Practice Interview?
There are two types of Practice Interviews given by the Careers Service: '1 to 1' and 'On Video', with both types of interview there will be approximately 20mins of questions then the adviser will give you feedback. With the 'On Video' option the interview will be recorded and played back to you and the Careers Adviser will offer feedback. Unfortunately we cannot give you a copy of the interview.

I have an interview coming up in a day or two - can I book a practice interview?
Because each interview is tailored we need as much notification as possible, ideally 3 working days, but we'll do our best to accommodate you.

What do I need to submit for a practice interview?
As each interview is tailored to the specific needs of the student we require a number of documents before a booking can take place:

  • CV/Application Form - whichever document you applied to the job with;
  • Job Description - a detailed description (or advert) of the role you have applied for (a website link will not suffice).
  • Practice Interview Form (docx) - the booking form for Practice Interviews.

Book your place at the desk in the Careers Information Centre, 7-9 South Leinster St. Bookings cannot be taken over the phone unless we have already received all the necessary documentation by email to careers@tcd.ie (eg CV/application form, job spec ...). Once you have sent all the relevant documentation please phone 01 896 1721 (direct dial) to book the practice interview.

Why do I have to give you these documents?
We need these documents as we tailor the questions to each job description - these are not generic interviews! (However there will be a number of general questions included).

Is there a fee?
Yes there is a non-refundable fee of €10.00, please bring cash as we have no laser machine. Payment must be received at time of booking.

What if I don't have an actual interview but would still like interview practice?
That's ok, but we still need the relevant paperwork - ie copies of documentation you have submitted for a job you're hoping to secure an interview for. (Preference will be given to students who have interviews coming up).

I've not had an interview before - can I read something beforehand?
We have very comprehensive pages on Interviews. Prepare by attending / downloading Interview Skills Workshop.

Due to high student demand, the service can only provide one practice interview per applicant to ensure that all students can avail of this assistance.

 

Book an appointment with your Careers Adviser

Unfortunately, due to non-replacement of staff, we cannot currently provide a service to the Schools of Engineering or Computer Science & Statistics. However, students from these Schools are still able to avail of open enrolment services such as CV clinics or job search workshops.

Personal career guidance to support you in your career exploration and decision making. Examples of topics covered include: exploration of your Gradireland Careers Report or disclosure of health problems / weak exam results, customising work/voluntary experience for a job application and pros & cons of time out versus postgrad study. More details are available in the 'Meet your Careers Adviser' leaflet

What do I have to do to book an appointment?

  1. Firstly fill in the appointment form:
  2. Email the completed form to careers@tcd.ie. Don't forget to fill in page 2!
  3. Wait 30-60 mins then phone 01 896 1721 to make an appointment - this gives us a chance to review/print off the form! Have your timetable on hand to check mutually convenient times.
  4. You can also call into our office in 7-9 South Leinster St to make an appointment

Why do I have to fill in an appointment form?
This form helps your Careers Adviser prepare for your appointment, the more you write and the more detail you give, the more you get out of the meeting, so please pay close attention to the part "What would you like to discuss at this meeting".

What if I have already seen my Careers Adviser?
If you have already filled in the appointment form above and seen your Careers Adviser, just fill in the Return Appointment Form.

What if I want to discuss my CV or a job application?
As all the preparation is done in advance of your meeting please attach a copy of the document that you would like reviewed at least 48 hours before your appointment, please do not email or bring it on the day.

Regarding your CV, you also have the option of attending one of our Drop-In CV Clinics that run weekly - see our Events page for dates and times.

How long does a careers appointment last?
20 to 40 minutes.

What are the times of the appointments?
Monday - Friday, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12noon, 2.15pm & 3.15pm.

What if I am in a lab or working and can't make the standard appointment times?
Send in your appointment form and phone us on 01 896 1721 and we can discuss other options/times.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?
It depends, normally 2-3 working days.

Where do the meetings take place?
In our offices in 7-9 South Leinster Street (just off campus). Please check in at the Reception when you arrive.

Is there a charge for this meeting?
Not if you are a current student and this is a standard 1-to-1 advisory appointment. There is a fee if you come after 31st August of the year you finished your exams.

What do I do if I have to cancel my appointment?
Please phone us on 01 8961721 as soon as you can and we can reschedule for another day.

Do I have to see the Careers Adviser for my area, eg I am studying Physics but would like to discuss moving into Finance.
All the Careers Advisers are caseload specific, so if you are studying eg Physics you will see the adviser for Physics. But all the Careers Advisers have a broad knowledge of all subjects.

Can graduates still see their Careers Adviser?
Due to budgetary constraints & cutbacks we can only see recent graduates of the last 2 years - those who have graduated since 2013. There is a fee if you come after 31st August of the year you finished your exams. To find a career guidance counsellor please refer to the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

 

Careers Advisers are also available for individual meetings throughout the vacations.

Always check in at CAS Reception, 7-9 South Leinster St before your appointment.