How we can support you
As a Trinity College Dublin student you have access to information, support and guidance from our professional team of expert Careers Consultants throughout your time at Trinity. The support we can offer you includes:
Trinity Employability and Employment Guide
During your time as a Trinity student, you will get the opportunity to develop key attributes and skills that will allow you to succeed in your future career, as an individual, and as a member of society. This guide sets out how Trinity supports your development and prepares you for your career ahead. Please see here for more information.
Careers Service Guide
The definitive guide to career planning for Trinity students. Read it online or download the pdf.
MyCareer online careers portal
My Career is the online portal which connects you with your Careers Service. Log on and personalise your profile to keep up to date with the latest events and vacancies of interest. Through MyCareer you can:
- Search and apply for opportunities - vacancies and competitions
- Search for postgraduate courses and funding opportunities
- View and book a place at employer and Careers Service events
- Submit your career queries to the Careers Service team
- Book a Next Step appointment with your Careers Consultant
“Next Step” career guidance appointments
Planning you career and figuring out your next steps in a world full of choices can be challenging, 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 your course, who will support and guide you in planning the next step in your career.
Topics covered in these sessions can include, but are not limited to, options available within your preferred area, feedback on an application, further study options, disclosure of health problems to employers or gaps on your CV.
You can book an 'online' or 'in-person' 20 minute “Next Step” appointment through MyCareer. Read more about these appointments here.
Attend a workshop
Experienced Careers Consultants deliver interactive careers related workshops on the topics such as ‘Effective CV writing’, ‘Interview Skills’ and many more. We offer these workshops in collaboration with academic Schools, in your course time table or in addition to it. If there are no workshops scheduled for your class and you are interested in organising one, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to facilitate this.
To find out about scheduled class workshops visit the events page on MyCareer
CV and LinkedIn profile clinic
In these clinics you can reserve a bookable slot using MyCareer.
A team of PhD students, who are fully trained CV Reviewers, offer a weekly clinic to review your CV, cover letter or LinkedIn profile. This is a 15 minute meeting with a CV Reviewer who will review one document and give you feedback. This service is ideal if you want a quick general review of the layout and content of one of these documents and tips on how to target your CV for specific roles. Usage is restricted to once a month during busy periods. During the COVID-19 period CV/LinkedIn clinics are being delivered remotely with Microsoft Teams App. Download the MS Teams desktop app from https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads - this is necessary to review your digital CV, Cover Letter or LinkedIn Profile.
Important: During this time of year there is a high demand for our CV Clinics with many students on our waiting list. We would ask that if you can no longer attend your booked slot that you cancel it on MyCareer with as much notice as possible to give another student the chance to avail of this slot.
As we limit CV Clinic bookings to one per month, if you miss your booked slot you will be unable to book into another clinic for the next 28 days.
For careers and sector specific advice book a Next Step Appointment.
The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice as much as you can. The more preparation you do beforehand, the less nervous you'll feel on the day. Practice answering interview questions with a friend or family member, or even alone in front of the mirror.
The Careers Service offers students the following options to practice interviews:
- Practice interviews with the Careers Service
Find out more about these options to practice interviews here:
The best way to prepare for an assessment centre is to practice as much as you can. The more preparation you do beforehand, the less nervous you'll feel on the day. Practice online psychometric tests, a case study and observing a group exercise as well as reading web resources. The pathway simulates a half day assessment centre.
Visit the Pathways tab on MyCareer to start preparing and practising at the Virtual Assessment Centre.
Trinity Careers Service has developed great relationships with organisations across many industries, and links students with employers at our series of annual Employer Fairs. You can get 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 you are welcome to attend any fair of interest to you.
- Business, Finance and Consulting Fair
- Law Fair
- Computing and Technology Fair
- Science and Engineering Fair
Services for Postgraduate Business Students
The Trinity Business School has a dedicated career development team to support Postgraduate Business students. To access their service contact firstname.lastname@example.org or drop into their office in the Trinity Business School.