TCD Careers Week 2009

Posted on: 19 October 2009

TCD’s Careers Week which runs this week (19th – 23rd October) offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of careers from employers, graduates and professional bodies.  This year, to reflect the challenges facing the economy, Careers Week, which is organised by the Careers Advisory Service and supported by the Student’s Union, will highlight the many opportunities and growth areas available to the discerning graduate.

A comprehensive programme of events and talks has been organised throughout the week covering career opportunities in journalism, NGO & development, marketing, translation, media, IT, green energy and bio-industry.  Graduates and professional bodies will be on hand to give the inside track to working and securing jobs in these sectors.  A broad spectrum of organisations will also be present including RTÉ, Google, the Sunday Tribune, the Irish Museums Association, ESB International and many more.

Juggle Your Options at TCD’s Career Week.

Speaking at the launch of Careers Week, Professor Gerry Whyte, Dean of Students said: “Careers Week is a welcome and pertinent initiative particularly this year in an uncertain labour market.  Students have an ideal opportunity to learn directly from people in a range of business areas and how to best navigate the transition from study to work or further study.”

The Graduate Careers Fair will take place on Wednesday October 21st in the RDS and features over 150 national and international employers, professional associations and postgraduate providers.  Employers such as Abbott, the European Commission, Deloitte, PWC and numerous law firms will be represented on campus also during the week.  To ensure students take full advantage of the diverse opportunities available to them a series of workshops covering CV’s, application forms, interview skills and assessment centres will be run throughout the week facilitated by HR personnel from larger employers and Trinity College careers advisors.

A full programme of the week’s activities is available from the Careers Advisory website.