How we support students
Our team of expert Careers Consultants are available to support your undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their time at Trinity. Encourage your students to visit our website for information and advice, and to book onto the various services we offer. Access some slides you can incorporate into your own presentations to students outlining the supports that we offer.
The career supports available to your students include:
Trinity Employability and Employment Guide
During their time as a Trinity student, they will get the opportunity to develop key attributes and skills that will allow them to succeed in their future career, as an individual, and as a member of society. This guide sets out how Trinity supports their development and prepares them for their career ahead. Please see here for more information.
Careers Service Guide
The definitive guide to career planning for Trinity students. Pick up your copy from the Careers Service or download a pdf version.
“Next Step” Career guidance appointments
Planning a career and figuring out next steps in a world full of choices can be challenging for students, and we are here to help. We offer individual “Next Step” career guidance appointments throughout the academic year and during holiday periods. This is a confidential, impartial and non-directive meeting with a qualified Careers Consultant with responsibility for working with students in your School, who will support and guide your students in planning the next steps in their career. Topics covered in these sessions can include, but are not limited to, options available within their preferred area, feedback on an application, further study options, disclosing health problems to employers or gaps on a CV.
MyCareer online careers portal
MyCareer is the online portal which connects students and staff with the Careers Service. As a staff member you can log on to view events and opportunities available to students. Students can log on to personalise their profile in order to receive updates about events and opportunities of interest to them. Using MyCareer undergraduate and postgraduate students can:
- Search and apply for opportunities - vacancies and competitions
- Search postgraduate courses and funding opportunities
- View and book onto employer and Careers events
- Submit career queries to the Careers Service team
- Book an appointment with a Careers Consultant
Experienced Careers Consultants deliver interactive careers-related workshops on the topics such as ‘Effective CV writing’, ‘Interview Skills’, “Social Media for your job search” and many more. Contact the Careers Consultant for your School to discuss scheduling workshops for your students.
Personal Development Programme
The Personal Development Programme (PDP) is a career development programme tailored to the students of individual departments. Its focus is on imparting the importance of life-long learning and developing the set of key skills which support students in their career planning activities into the future. Read more about the module here.
Practice interviews offer a great opportunity for students to get ready for a real job interview. This highly practical support helps to boost their confidence and increase their interviewing skills. During a practice interview an experienced Careers Consultant will take the student through an interview scenario, asking interview questions based on the job to which the student is applying. There is the option for the practice interview to be filmed. After the practice interview the student will receive feedback from the consultant, and watch clips of the video to help them gain an understanding of what they are doing well and what could be improved. This service is particularly beneficial if a student hasn’t experienced an interview before, if they’ve had a number of interviews without securing a job offer, or if they haven’t attended an interview in a long time.
Qualified Careers Consultants offer a drop-in session on a weekly basis to review student CVs, cover letters or LinkedIn profiles. This is a 10 minute drop-in meeting with a Consultant who will review one document and give the student feedback. This service is ideal if a student wants a quick general review of one of these documents, or if they want support tailoring an application towards a particular job. No registration is required. Students can log in to MyCareer to view timings for the drop-in sessions.
PhD careers module - PMRC
More information about PhD careers module.
The Careers Service has developed excellent relationships with organisations across many industries, and connects students with employers at our series of annual Employer Fairs. These fairs are an opportunity for you and your students to gather information about job opportunities, career perspectives and get first-hand information about what it’s like to work in different companies by talking directly with employers at these fairs. Employer Fairs are tailored to specific industries and students are welcome to attend any fair of interest to them. Log in to MyCareer to view upcoming fairs and events.
Online tools - Profiling for Success, Vault Career Insider and Devex
Profiling for Success
Profiling for Success is a series of online psychometric tests that can help you learn more about yourself and your strengths, which will help you to make informed career and personal choices.
Assessments available through Profiling for Success are
- Values based Indicator of Motivation
- Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI) personality type questionnaire
- EI Questionnaire Plus
- Career Interests Inventory
- Numerical Reasoning Skills Test (Aptitude Test)
- Verbal Reasoning Skills Test (Aptitude Test)
- Abstract Reasoning Skills Test (Aptitude Test)
- Learning Styles Indicator questionnaire
The tests are exclusively available to Trinity College students, staff and graduates (at additional cost). Users will need a Trinity username and password to access the assessments.
Before you take the test you should read our Profiling for Success summary.
Vault Career Insider
The Vault’s Career Insider has been added to our vast collection of resources at the Careers Service.
Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help!
Here’s what you can do once you’re inside:
- Download career titles on different Industries, Companies, and general Career Topics for FREE! Research Top Employers
- Explore Industries and Professions
- Gain Career Advice to Get Ahead
- Share and Discuss your interests and experiences with other users
- Much more
You will need to create an account with your @tcd.ie email to use this resource.
Devex is the go to portal for International Development. The tool aims to connect and inform the community, those working and those with an interest, on funding and career opportunities while also opening up discussions on development, health, humanitarian & sustainability issues. It uses news, business intelligence and community involvement to share knowledge and link participants.
We encourage students to reflect on their experiences using Trinity’s Guided Reflection Tool.