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Trinity Employability Award in partnership with Intel

This Award pathway is run in collaboration with Intel, one of the world's leading technology companies. Intel will host an interactive workshop in Level 1 which will be an opportunity to get a first hand insight into the ethos, workplace culture, and creativity of their company. In Level 3 Intel will host a challenge which will give Award participants the opportunity to practice their skills and engage with industry experts.

Eligibility requirements

The Trinity Employability Award in partnership with Intel is open to undergraduate students in the 3rd year of their programme in the eligible disciplines listed below.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BESS (Business, Economics, and Social Studies)
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Social Policy

School of Engineering

  • Bioengineering
  • Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering with Management
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

School of Physics

  • All strands of Physics and NPCAM

School of Chemistry

  • Chemistry

School of Mathematics

  • Mathematics

School of Computer Science

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Business
  • Computer Science and a Language

Level 1: Intel workshop

Critical Thinking/Model-Based Problem Solving (MBPS)

The workshops led by Intel will benefit students from all participating disciplines in developing their skills in problem solving, effective methods of working, and data-driven approaches to complex situations. By participating in this workshop, you will:

Critical Thinking

  • Gain an understanding of what critical thinking is and have a new perspective on how you critically assess situations and problems
  • Become aware of why we don’t critically think
  • Learn some simple techniques that may improve your critical thinking ability

Model-Based Problem Solving (MBPS)

  • Learn to understand the business need for problem solvers because as technology becomes more complex, companies need increasingly skilled problem solvers
  • Learn Problem Solving Tools and Problem Solving Processes
  • Learn how to segment problems, ask the right questions, interpret the data and identify solutions using the Model Based Problem Solving Process
  • Learn to practice problem statement writing, segmentation and model building on a live example

Level 3: Intel employer challenge

Students will be assessed by a panel of Intel experts on their development of employability skills and the Trinity Graduate Attributes throughout the Trinity Employability Award in partnership with Intel.

This may take the form of a video submission, panel interview, or presentation. More information on this is forthcoming.

Overall winners of this challenge will receive a €1,500 cash prize.

Further information

If you have any questions about the Award after reading the above material, you can send them to the Student Employability team at

You should also engage with Trinity Careers Service on social media for updates on this award and other activities: