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Calendar of Events & List of Services

A calendar of current Workshops, Drop-In Clinics, Annual Fairs and Employer Events is available at Events



Below is a list of services. Have a look and see what suits your needs.


Drop-In CV Clinic

  • Get your CV checked by a Careers Consultant
  • You will be given feedback on your CV. It is not a starting point to create your CV. For help on creating your CV see 'Write your CV'
  • Please bring a printed version of your CV with you.
  • CV templates available on CAS website.

 

Drop-In LinkedIn Profile Clinic

Do you have an LinkedIn 'all-star' profile?  In a world where a large number of vacancies are never advertised, it’s important to have a network of connections who can help you uncover opportunities.  Let us help you to make the most of your professional online presence.


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  • View schedule of Drop-In CV / Linked Clinics at Events.
  • Drop in service - first come, first served. Approx 4-5 students per hour.
  • Meetings last for 10 minutes and, because of student demand for this service, it is only possible to avail of this review clinic once.
  • Please indicate if you have any access requirements so that we may facilitate you in attending this event – email: Careers@tcd.ie.

What is a Practice Interview?
It is interview practice with a Careers Consultant who prepares interview questions based on the job or course to which you are applying. there will be approximately 20mins of questions then the Careers Consultant will give you feedback.

There are two types of Practice Interviews given by the Careers Service: "on video" and without video. The "On Video" interview will be recorded and played back to you and the Careers Consultant will offer feedback. Unfortunately we cannot give you a copy of the interview.


When can I book a practice interview?
See Events for availability of upcoming practice interviews. Because each interview is tailored please send your documentation 3 working days in advance.


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 service.

  • "Profiling for Success" Online Personality & Ability Assessments - Accessible by TCD students and staff with Trinity username and password. Tests include: Learning Styles Indicator Questionnaire, Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI) Personality Type Questionnaire, Values-based Indicator of Motivation, Numerical Reasoning Skills Test, Verbal Reasoning Skills Test, and Abstract Reasoning Skills Test.

Personal career guidance to support you in your career exploration and decision making. Examples of topics covered include: exploration of your Prospects Planner 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 'Meeting your Careers Consultant' leaflet

How do I book an appointment?

 

Registered Students:

  1. Login to MyCareer.
  2. Select "Book an Appointment".
  3. Choose from a range of "First Step Appointment" options. Appointments are available during regular working hours. Only one appointment per student is possible within a 28 day period.
  4. Complete the appointment form and if possible upload your CV. Ensure all relevant documentation is submitted at time of booking. Compulsory fields are identifiable by "*".
  5. Confirm you have read the Terms & Conditions.
  6. You will receive an email confirming your booking.
  7. If you need assistance phone 01 8961721 or 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 Consultant 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 "Please describe what you would like to prioritise in the discussion...".


How do I make the most of my appointment?

There are several steps you can take in advance of your appointment to make the most out of it. For example:

More details are available in the 'Meet your Careers Consultant' leaflet.


What if I want to discuss my CV or a job application?

As all the preparation is done in advance of your meeting you must attach a copy of the document that you would like reviewed at at the time of booking your appointment.

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 minutes.


What are the times of the appointments?

Appointments are available during regular working hours and throughout the holidays.


What if I am in a lab or working and can't make the standard appointment times?

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. It might be longer during busy times. Please note that during October and November demand for careers appointments is very high. We would strongly recommend that you begin your planning and preparation for job search, whether for a graduate job or internship, early.


All my concerns were not addressed in the first guidance meeting. What can I do?

If you find you still have further questions or more to discuss, you can always book another 20 minute Next Step Appointment with your Careers Consultant after 28 days have passed or agree a date with us in person or by phone 01 896 1721.


Where do the meetings take place?

In our offices at 7-9 South Leinster Street (just off campus). Please check in at the Reception when you arrive. We can also conduct these appointments via telephone or Skype if you would prefer.


Is there a charge for this meeting?

Not if you are a current student and this is a standard careers advisory appointment.


How do I cancel my appointment?

You can cancel your appointment at MyCareer up to an hour before your appointment. After this time you must call us on 01 896 1721.


Must I meet the Careers Consultant for my area, eg I am studying Physics but would like to discuss moving into Finance.

All the Careers Consultants are caseload specific, so if you are studying e.g. Physics you will see the consultant for Physics. But all the Careers Consultants have a broad knowledge of all subjects.


Can graduates still see their Careers Consultant?

Due to budgetary constraints we can only provide an advisory appointment service to recent graduates:

  • Undergraduate students until 31st August.
  • Postgraduate students for 3 months after they complete their final exams or submit their postgraduate thesis.

However, graduates are still able to avail of open enrolment services such as CV Clinics, Practice Interviews or Job Search Workshops. To find a private career guidance counsellor please refer to the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

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

 

Class Workshops are run by your Careers Consultant. Topics include:

'Your Degree ... What Next' (for Junior Sophisters)

  • Introduction to the Careers Advisory Service
  • Career choice
  • Making the most of your Summer and prepare for getting the job or postgraduate you want next year.
  • Your questions answered

 

'Moving On' (For Senior Sophisters)

  • Making the most of your final year in preparation for time-out, a job or postgrad study
  • Information on career opportunities open to graduates of your degree discipline
  • Your career related questions answered


Themed Events

The Careers Advisory Service hold / take part in a number of small recruitment fairs on campus:

 

Law Careers Fair

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
8.00am - 10.00am,
Dining Hall TCD

Open to TCD Law & non-Law students.

The TCD Careers Advisory Service, in collaboration with the TCD Law School, invite you to attend the TCD LAW FAIR 2017.

This is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from a number of national and international law firms to discuss vacation & graduate opportunities.

A Fair Booklet will be available before the event.

See MyCareer for details of stands.

 

 

Volunteering Fair *

date to be announced
time to be announced
venue to be announced

* Organised by the Civic Engagement Office. See www.tcd.ie/Community for more details.

 

Engineering Fair

date to be announced
12noon - 2.00pm,
The Exam Hall, TCD

Are you a Jnr Soph, Snr Soph or MAI student in the School of Engineering?

The Careers Advisory Service, in collaboration with the School of Engineering in Trinity College, invite you to an Engineering Fair in The Exam Hall (Front Square) on <date> from 12noon - 2.00pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with national and international companies to find out about their internship and/or graduate recruitment programmes.

A Fair Booklet will be available before the event.

See MyCareer for details of stands.

 

Computing Careers Event

date to be announced
12noon - 2.00pm
O'Reilly Institute, TCD

The Careers Advisory Service and School of Computer Science & Statistics invite you to the Computing Careers Event.

Interested in a Career in IT / software development? Do you know which companies are interested in employing you?

Find out more at the Computing Careers Event - a great opportunity to meet with national and international companies on campus!

Don't forget to bring a supply of your CVs with you! For more information on writing CVs see "Write your CV" on the CAS website.

Disciplines invited to attend are Junior Sophister, Senior Sophister & Postgrads students of TCD in Computer Science | ICT | Computer Engineering | Electronic & Computer Engineering | Computer Science, Linguistics & Language | MSISS | Electronic Engineering | Maths | Physics.

A Fair Booklet will be available before the event.

See MyCareer for details of stands.

 

 

The Careers Advisory Service is one of a number of Irish third level institutions involved in the following Gradireland careers fairs:

The Graduate Careers Fair

Wednesday, 4th October 2017
11.00am - 5.00pm
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin

The gradireland Graduate Careers Fair is Ireland’s biggest careers fair. Specifically for students and graduates, this event is your chance to meet over 120 employers, course providers, careers advisers and more and to find out about the opportunities they have for you. Last year's event had live graduate jobs on offer from the employers in the RDS on the day, both in Ireland and overseas, as well as internships, graduate training programmes and the chance to explore your further study options.

The gradireland Graduate Careers Fair gives students and graduates the best opportunity to engage with potential employers. It's an amazing opportunity for students to meet employers, course providers, careers advisers and more, all under one roof on one day.

More information available on the gradireland website.

 

The Gradireland Summer Fair

7th June 2017
11.00am - 5.00pm
RDS, Dublin 4

The annual Summer Fair was the perfect opportunity to explore the next steps in your career or education. There were plenty of employers on hand promoting opportunities with their companies for students and graduates, as well as a large number of course providers discussing further study options. 

More information available on the gradireland website.

 

Careers Talks and networking with employers and alumni.

Global Horizons, International Careers - Career Opportunities in International Organisations

(Tuesday, 6th October 2015)

On 6 October, officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and from the EU Institutions visit Trinity. In addition to providing tips on how to secure trainee and graduate posts in these organisations, the presentation will include details of a forthcoming Public Appointment Service competition to recruit third secretaries (junior diplomats) for the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The seminar is a unique opportunity to hear how international organisations manage recruitment, what they look for in candidates and what steps you can take towards an ‘international career’.

Speakers/more information:


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International Development & Humanitarian Aid

(Wednesday, 14th October 2015)

From this session you will:

  • Get an insight into what it's like to work in the sector.
  • Hear the career stories of TCD graduates at different career stages who are working in international Development & Humanitarian Aid.
  • Get tips on how to get your foot in the door.

Followed by Q&A

Speakers:

  • Selina Donnelly, Policy Officer, Trocaire (BA Political Science & MA International Relations)
  • Mary Jelliti, Logistics Co-ordinator, GOAL Global (BA English & Philosophy)
  • Chris Pain, Deputy Head of Strategy Advocacy and Learning Department, Concern (BA European Studies & MSc Applied Social Research)
  • Ronan MacNamara, Irish Aid Rapid Response Corps & PhD Student (BA History & Greek & Roman Civilisations & MA Conflict, Security & Development)
  • Blog post by Jennifer Evans


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Science

(Wednesday, 21st October 2015)

 At this talk you will:

  • Receive an overview of the sector.
  • Hear the career stories of graduates and industry professionals and gain an insight into their day-to-day work.
  • Get tips on how to get into the sector.
  • Hear what you can do now to increase your chances of success.

Followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

  • Michael Gillen, Senior Executive, Pharmachemical Ire
  • Joe Borza, CEO, Energy Elephant
  • Enda Dempsey, Irish Medical Devices Association
  • Blog post by Jessica Trick


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The Creative Arts

(Wednesday, 4th November 2015)

Come along to hear our panel of creative arts professionals sharing their advice about how to build a career in the creative arts in Ireland. We are delighted to welcome speakers who are working across different disciplines, our speakers on the day are:

  • Louise O’Neill, author of the highly acclaimed recent novel “Asking for it”
  • Matthew Smyth, TCD Economics and Politics Graduate and now international theatre producer at ANU Productions, Collapsing Horse and others
  • Jamie Tanner, TCD Drama and Theatre Studies Graduate who has worked in film, is the official photographer for Electric Picnic, and works in a highly creative role as Senior Producer at Vstream
  • Anna Murray, TCD Mphil Music and Media Technologies Graduate who is a successful composer, musician and concert promoter
  • Blog post by Jennifer Evans

After hearing each of their stories you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and to meet with the speakers after the panel discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Marketing, Communications & PR

(Wednesday, 18th November 2015)

At this talk you will:

  • Receive an overview of the sector.
  • Hear the career stories of TCD graduates and industry professionals and gain an insight into their day-to-day work.
  • Get tips on how to get into the sector.
  • Hear what you can do now to increase your chances of success.

Followed by Q&A

Speakers:

  • Andy Pierce, Group Strategy Director - Core Media
    (BA History)
  • Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager - National Concert Hall
    (BA Music)
  • Fiona Gallagher, Subscription Product Consultant - LinkedIn
  • Blog post by Jessica Trick


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IT - Consultancy, Software & Data Science

(Wednesday, 25th November 2015)

At this talk you will:

  • Receive an overview of the sector.
  • Hear the career stories of graduates and industry professionals and gain an insight into their day-to-day work.
  • Get tips on how to get into the sector.
  • Hear what you can do now to increase your chances of success.

Followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

  • Cian Cullianan - Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Technical Lead - Google (presentation)
  • Eugene Hillery - Tableau
  • Darin Egan -Staff Software Engineer - IBM
  • John Orr - Bearing Point
  • Patrick Purtill - Qualtrics


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PhD Students

(Wednesday, 2nd December 2015)

Phd Students, both previous and current, share their experiences and offer advice to anyone interested in beginning their own Phd Journey.

 

How to tailor your strategy to find work in a specific sector.

International Development & Humanitarian Aid

(Tuesday, 13th October 2015)

From this workshop students will:

  • Identify what employers in this sector seek in candidates
  • Identify where to look for work in this sector
  • Construct a strategy for your CV & interview to target this sector

Facilitator:  Orlaith Tunney, Careers Adviser

Presentation - Finding Work in International Development and Humanitarian Aid (pdf)


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Science

(Tuesday, 20th October 2015)

From this workshop students will:

  • Identify what employers in this sector seek in candidates
  • Identify where to look for work in this sector
  • Construct a strategy for your CV & interview to target this sector

Speakers:

  • Sean Gannon, Careers Adviser, Careers Advisory Service
  • Brian Christensen, Associate Director - Science, Life Science Recruitment


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The Creative Arts

(Tuesday, 3rd November 2015)

From this workshop students will:

  • Identify what employers in this sector seek in candidates
  • Identify where to look for work in this sector, ie. writing, film, music & theatre
  • Construct a strategy for your CV & interview to target this sector

Presentation: Finding Work in ... The Creative Arts (pdf)

Facilitator: Orlaith Tunney, Careers Adviser


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IT - Consultancy, Software & Data Science

(Tuesday, 24th November 2015)

From this workshop you will:

  • Gain an overview of the Data Science, Software and IT-Consultancy sector.
  • Identify what employers in this sector seek in candidates.
  • Identify where to look for work in this sector.
  • Construct a strategy for your CV + Interview to target this sector.

Presentations:

 Facilitated by:

  • Paul Sweetman Director, ICT Ireland
  • Cliona Hillery Careers Adviser, Trinity Careers Advisory Service

 

Practical tips on applying for postgraduate study.

Graduate Entry into Medicine

(Tuesday, 11th October 2016)

This talk will provide an overview of the application process for graduate and undergraduate medicine in Ireland and the UK.


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Personal Statements for Postgraduate Applications

(Tuesday,11th October 2016)

Getting onto a postgraduate programme, whether research or taught, is very competitive. This workshop will help you to identify the right programme, how to meet course director or research supervisor requirements and most importantly, how to write high quality personal statements.


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Applying for Teacher Training in Ireland & UK (Primary & Secondary)

(Thursday, 13th October 2016)

Key topics:

  • Identify the recent changes in teacher education
  • Understand the application process
  • Optimise your application
  • Know more about the bursaries and loan possibilities (UK only)
  • Know how to best prepare for interviews and assessment centres (part of UK & TCD selection processes)
  • Your questions answered

Facilitator:  Orlaith Tunney, Careers Adviser


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Postgraduate Research & Funding

(Thursday, 13th October 2016)

Applying to postgraduate research programmes and introducing funding opportunities in TCD and elsewhere.


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Applying for TCD PME

(Tuesday, 26th January 2016)


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Applying for NUI PME & PGCE in UK

(Tuesday, 26th January 2016)

 

 

Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Practical skills to make your job search work for you!

These presentations and information leaflets are restricted to TCD students & staff.

  • CVs to Impress
    Understand how employers recruit, and develop a CV to meet their needs.
    For help on creating your CV see 'Write your CV'.
    CV templates available on CAS website.
  • How to get the most out of LinkedIn
    In a world where a large number of vacancies are never advertised, it’s important to have a network of connections who can help you uncover opportunities. This workshop will take you through how to make connections, both online and in person, to help you build the career you want 
  • Interview Success!
    What will you face in an interview?  This workshop will help you to maximise your performance at interview.
    • Understand how to prepare for an interview
    • Identify what employers are looking for
    • Learn the differences between different types of interviews and interview questions
    • Apply this knowledge using a suggested framework for answering questions
    Read more about Interviews on the CAS website.


  • Building your Resilience
    Interested in gaining some practical skills to boost your job search? This workshop will focus on what it means to be career resilient. You will gauge your individual level of resilience, learn how to overcome potential blocks and receive tips on how to strengthen your resilience in career situations.

 

There are also additional Workshops for Students with Disabilities on the areas of disclosure, reasonable accommodation in the workplace, identifying disability-friendly employers, building your graduate attributes and relevant legislation / knowing your rights.

For more information please follow this link - www.tcd.ie/disability/career/support/bootcamp.php

Careers Week (Michaelmas Term event) covers a range of talks on sectors including media, marketing, NGO, teaching, careers in Europe, accounting, IT and manufacturing. Targets JS & SS students but all are welcome.

Podcasts and presentations are available for Careers Week 2014.

Green Careers talks (part of Green Week 2010) podcasts and presentations now available (to TCD Students & Staff only).

Podcasts and presentations are available for Green Week 2010.

The Trinity Alumni Career Network is a one day event, with expert speakers, aimed at helping alumni invest in and manage their careers. Whether you are looking for a job, thinking of making a change or just want to brush up on your job-seeking skills, this is a must-attend event. As well as invaluable career advice and support, participants will have the opportunity to learn from and share experiences with other alumni. For more information on past and future events see the Alumni webpages.

Gairmeacha le Gaeilge, run by the Oifigeach Gaeilge, Department of Irish and the Careers Advisory Service for speakers of Irish on campus.



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