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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.


CV Clinic

  • Get your CV checked by a Careers Adviser
  • 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.

 

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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  • 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?
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 consultant will give you feedback. With the 'On Video' option the 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 assistance.

Please indicate if you have any access requirements so that we may facilitate you in attending this event – email: Careers@tcd.ie

  • "Profiling for Success" Online Personality & Ability Assessments - Accessible by TCD students and staff with Trinity username and password. (Graduates of <3 must come to the Careers Service, 7-9 South Leinster St for access). 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.
    Student fee: none. Graduate fee: see Charges for Services to Graduates.

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, front and back!
  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.
  5. Please indicate if you have any access requirements so that we may facilitate you in attending this meeting – email: Careers@tcd.ie

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. 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.

Class Workshops are run by your Careers Adviser. 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
  • Eligibility to Work in Ireland for Non-EEA Students
    General advice on current guidelines for employment during and after graduation for non-EEA students.  Will include information on relevant government departments which students may wish to contact for individual advice and information.

  • International Students: Introduction to CV Writing for Irish Employers
    This workshop will outline the main requirements for successful CV writing in the Irish market.
  • Making the Most of your Time in TCD
    Workshop will outline opportunities both within and outside of Trinity College. Some time will also be spent on the value and skills acquired from all forms of work experience, internships, voluntary activity, and involvement in student societies.
  • Interview Skills for Irish Employers
    Workshop will outline the main requirements for successful interviews in the Irish market.
  • Using Job Search Resources
    Workshop will include an overview of job search resources when looking for work abroad. This will include resources such as Going Global and country-specific guides.
  • Cultural Awareness for the Irish Workplace
    Understanding and recognizing the importance of culture in a workplace. Tips for effective communication will also be mentioned.
  • Marketing your Skills as an International Student
    Workshop will outline information on how to market yourself as an International Student to compete in the jobs market.


Themed Events

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

 

Law Careers Fair

Tuesday, 4th October 2016
8.30am - 10.30am,
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 2016.

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

Check out the 2015 newsletter (pdf) and fair booklet (pdf).

See our Events page for details of attendees.

 

 

Volunteering Fair *

Tuesday, 13th October 2015
11.00am - 3.00pm,
The Global Room, TCD

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

 

Engineering Fair

Thursday, 20th October 2016
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 Thursday, 20th October 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.

Download the 2016 fair booklet (pdf) and Options Engineering Newsletter.

See our Events page for details of attendees.

 

Computing Careers Event

Thursday, 24th November 2016
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.

Check out the 2016 newsletter and fair booklet.

See our Events page for details of attendees.

 

 

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, 7th October 2015
11.00am - 5.00pm
Simmonscourt (Hall8), 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 over 3,000 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. 

More information available on the gradireland website.

 

The Gradireland Summer Fair

8th June 2016
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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