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Registration is now open for the gradireland Summer Fair 2013!
Just graduated? Not sure what your options are?
With the college term winding down, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the next step in your career. Despite the shrill wind of economic turmoil, there are still plenty of employers providing graduate jobs, so why not take your first step and see what opportunities are available at the gradireland Summer Fair, 12 June, in the RDS, Dublin.
What to expect at the fair
- gradireland jobs wall with thousands of live graduate jobs and internships
- Loads of further study providers from Ireland and abroad - see the exhibitor list for details
- A dedicated IT zone
- Professional CV advice from the Association of Higher Education Careers Services
- A range of FREE seminars
- and more....
Register for free admission! Or you can register on the door for €5.
How to make the most of the event
Preparation is key
- Think of yourself as a consumer shopping for the right career or postgraduate course
- Think of all of those questions that might not be answered by reading brochures or by searching a website
- Carefully select the exhibitors and then find out what they can offer you. What kind of careers do their students go on to?
- Research the companies attending.
What to do when you arrive at the fair
- When you arrive at the fair make sure that you register, check in and pick up your FREE copy of the fair guide
- Take time to look through the guide and decide which exhibitors you would like to talk to. Don't forget to pick up your floor plan from the registration desk
- Make notes so that you've got all the details you need to follow up contacts when you get home
- Treat the fair as a fact-finding mission, and don't forget that this is your opportunity to ask questions.
About the fair
The gradireland summer fair is the official all-Ireland summer graduate careers options event, organised by GTI Ireland in association with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services, and held in central Dublin. The event is supported by all university careers services in Ireland, north and south. The gradireland branding survey showed that students felt the most effective way for companies to build their branding was through presence at careers fairs. This fair offers an excellent opportunity to raise your branding and fill any graduate vacancies within your company.
Where and when?
The gradireland summer careers fair will be held in the Serpentine Hall (Hall 3), RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. It will take place on Wednesday 12 June 2013, and will run from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Benefits for you
- meet motivated students and graduates
- recruit for immediate vacancies
- reinforce your links with careers services
- excellent way to raise awareness of your brand.
Beware – Expo Guide Warning
gradireland and many other event industry bodies are working together to inform exhibitors, across all industry sectors and in all countries, of the misleading and unethical business practices of Expo-Guide.
Expo-Guide claim to publicise its services to exhibitors at events, primarily in Europe. The company uses a misleading form, which resembles an organiser’s Free Catalogue Listing Service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form for an entry in an on-line directory. Doing so contracts the purchaser into a three-year, non-retractable agreement. Non-payment is then followed by aggressive debt collecting by Premium Recovery.
Expo-Guide have no connection with Exhibition Organisers or any of their events but they deliberately target exhibitors who are about to exhibit across Europe.
The companies use a form, to view an example of the form click here, which resembles an organiser’s free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form for an entry in an on-line directory, which contracts the purchaser into the three-year, non-retractable agreement.
The exhibitor then receives an invoice for €971 which, when not paid, quickly escalates into intimidatory debt recovery tactics and threats of legal action.
Fairguide.com engages the services of debt collection agencies. The advice when dealing with these companies, if you are contacted by Expo-Guide you should not complete the listings form.
However if any companies have mistakenly completed and returned the forms it has been established that ExpoGuide have never carried out their threat of legal action against non-payers. Expo-Guide also attempt to get companies to settle for one-year payment instead of three to “avoid prosecution”. Companies are advised to seek their own legal advice on whether to withhold payment.
Keep a written record of any communication with this company. If possible record any telephone calls and inform them that you are doing so.
Further details on the activities of this company can be found at the following websites:
Exhibitors who will attend the gradireland Summer Fair 2013:
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organisation, present in over 113 countries and territories with over 86,000 members. AIESEC develops young leaders through international internships, leadership programmes and a global learning environment to create a positive impact on the society. AIESEC is run by young people for young people.
Whether you’re an ambitious professional or an aspiring student, it is important that you have the competitive edge to be a front runner in business. The CIMA qualification is the most relevant international qualification for business and management.
Now more than ever, employers are looking for qualified management accountants who are equipped to focus on the future of the business, and trained to have a fundamental understanding of all aspects of business.
5th Floor, Block E, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2
T +353 (0)1 643 0400
Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
CPA is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies representing 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition. Our current membership operates in Practice, Industry, Financial Services and the Public Sector and CPA’s work in over 40 countries around the world.
17 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.
T +353 (0)1 4251000
Dublin Business School
Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career-focused postgraduate education. Located in the heart of Dublin city, the college is at the very centre of student life. DBS is Ireland’s largest independent third-level institution and provides a wide range of postgraduate programmes in: Business, Management, Finance, Marketing, Digital Media, Law, HRM, Project Management, Information Systems, Cloud Computing, Addiction Studies, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy and more.
Dublin Institute of Technology
The Dublin Institute of Technology has a broad and exciting range of taught postgraduate programmes at postgraduate diploma and masters level and postgraduate research programmes at masters and doctoral level across its four faculties: Arts & Tourism, Engineering & Built Environment, Business, Engineering, Sciences and Health.
Edge Hill University
Close to the vibrant city of Liverpool with regular scheduled flights from Belfast, Dublin, Shannon, Knock and Derry, Edge Hill University stands for both academic and professional excellence, for PGCE’s, Masters or Professional Development.
Embassy of France in Ireland
Griffith College Dublin
Griffith College Dublin was established in 1974 and has become Ireland’s largest independent third-level college. The College offers courses in: Business Studies; Accounting and Finance; International Hospitality Management; International Business; Law; Business and Law; Journalism; Photographic Media; Journalism and Visual Media; Applied Digital Media; Computing Science; Fashion Design; Interior Architecture; Interior Design; and Video Production.
ICT Ireland and Ericsson
LM ERICSSON in association with the ICT Ireland Federation is offering a one year, full-time Masters in Applied Software Technology which is free to participants and includes a three month paid internship and a full-time permanent job as a software engineer. Participants are paid a Bursary during training which is delivered both at Dublin Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology.
84–86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
T +353 (0)45 902790
At Intel, we not only believe that people are the greatest investment in a company — we live it. Intelligence. Innovation. Creativity. Culture. These are principles that drive us. We have two exciting sites in Ireland. Leixlip, Co. Kildare where microprocessors are created in our 400,000 square feet clean room. Our second site is based in Shannon, Co.Clare where our R&D teams in software and silicone develop and design as well as having a technical business centre that supports customers across Europe.
Lidl is one of the fastest growing retailers in Europe. Our success is based on our commitment to offering our customers top quality products at the lowest possible prices. We look forward to attending the summer recruitment fair where we hope to meet enthusiastic graduates with a hunger for success!
The Mountbatten Institute is recruiting talented Irish graduates to participate in our renowned New York Programme beginning March and August 2014. Paid, year-long work placements in a host of industrial sectors (finance, communications, law and others) are offered alongside an international business course – a Postgraduate Certificate or full MBA. Fees include housing, tuition and a generous monthly living allowance.
Mountbatten Institute, Michael House, 5th Fl, 35–37 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SE UK
T +44 (0) 845 370 3535
F +44 (0) 845 370 3536
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
At NUI Maynooth, we have developed an extensive range of unique and innovative postgraduate programmes within state of the art research and learning facilities. Situated in Ireland’s only University town, NUI Maynooth offers programmes across the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Science and Technology. With smaller class sizes and direct engagement with leading academics, our Masters, Postgraduate Diplomas and our graduate research programmes provide a secure platform for upskilling and for reaching your personal and professional goals.
SAP is now recruiting graduates to join our team. Desirable specialisms include Computer Science, Information Systems, Languages, Physics, Maths, Engineering and related academic disciplines. Successful graduates are offered the opportunity to maximise their talents in an exciting and challenging environment. From helping businesses run better to enabling communities to work smarter, everyone at SAP has the opportunity to create change.
University of Cumbria
As the one of the largest provider of initial teacher training in England, the University of Cumbria is at the leading edge of teacher education. Our excellent reputation for teacher training is well known in the education sector. If you do decide to take our courses, you can rest assured that you will be taking one of the best teacher training courses in the country.
We offer courses in primary, and secondary teaching at postgraduate level, through the School Direct and university based training route.
University of Cumbria
T +44 (0)845 606 1144
University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth aims to give students an excellent experience focused on knowledge and skills essential for roles in the global workplace. The University has a strong reputation for teaching and student satisfaction with notable research strengths and is ranked among the UK’s leading modern universities. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a wide range of subjects.
International Office, Nuffield Centre, St Michael’s Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ED, UK
T +44 (0)239 284 3464
University of West London
Wednesday 12 June 2013, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
The RDS, Dublin 4. The RDS is located approx 3 kilometres from Dublin City in the heart of residential Ballsbridge. The RDS is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the Sandymount and Lansdowne suburban rail (DART) stations. Bus numbers 4, 4a, 7, 7a, 8 from the city centre stop outside of the RDS at the Merrion Road entrance. The venue is surrounded by Merrion Road, Simmonscourt Road and Anglesea Road and is serviced by car parking spaces for over 2,000 cars plus drop off points for taxis and coaches. The venue is less than 15 minutes walk from five of Dublin's top hotels, including a five-star hotel on the grounds. For further information visit www.rds.ie.
Dublin International Airport (25km to RDS;Taxi/Bus 50 min)
Heuston Train Station (6km to RDS;Taxi/Bus 25 min)
Connolly Train Station (4km to RDS;Taxi/Bus/Dart 20 min)
Busarus Bus Station (4km to RDS;Taxi/Bus/Dart 20 min)
Accommodation and social
For detailed information please go to www.visitdublin.com
Seminars at the fair are presented by leading industry professionals and experienced careers advisers.
The seminars on the day will include:
Job interviews made easy! by Paul Mullan, measurability.ie
This seminar will outline 7 simple steps to help you succeed at traditional job interviews.
It will offer key advice on;
- how to structure your interview preparation.
- how to maintain focus during job interviews.
- how to sell yourself effectively during job interviews.
- how to handle those difficult interview questions.
Creative Job Search - Accessing the Hidden Job Market presented by Sinead English, Sinead English & Associates.
Your Self-Esteem and Your Career - Paula Coogan, The Aspiration Coach.
How many people hold themselves back from their ideal career simply because they don’t feel good enough? During the seminar discover how knowing your transferable skills can boost your self-esteem, how to overcome the mind monkeys (your inner critic!) and the power of perspective.
Teaching Training in the UK presented by Rachael Farley, Edge Hill University
A comprehensive guide to Teacher Training in the UK including Qualification Requirements, The GTTR process, Making a strong application with a focus on the Personal Statement, Fees and Bursaries, and The PGCE Interview.
The Fulbright Awards: Opportunities to Study and Research in the US presented by The Fulbright Commission / EducationUSA.
This seminar will provide you with the information you need to apply for a Fulbright Award as a postgraduate student. A variety of Awards are on offer, including a number of specialized Awards. This seminar will also give you a brief introduction into the application process for graduate schools in the United States, including the GRE, timelines, and how to apply. The Fulbright Commission in Ireland annually awards scholarships to Irish and EU students, scholars, and professionals to study, research, and lecture across all disciplines in the US. The Fulbright Commission also manages the EducationUSA service, which is Ireland’s official source of information on educational opportunities in the US.
Understanding how the hirer thinks - the key to job-hunting success.
During this seminar you will discover:
- The key elements of the written stage, so your CV gets to the all-important shortlist
- What you need to know (about them and yourself) before you show up for interview
- Jumping through the hoops of the modern selection process
Rowan Manahan, the career guy - RowanManahan.com
How to write a winning personal Statement presented by Angela Collins, Head of Careers Services, Waterford Institute of Technology
Thinking of undertaking a postgraduate course, this seminar is a must! A personal statement gives you the opportunity to present aspects of yourself and your background that may not be apparent from the other parts of your postgraduate application. This statement is a chance to show you have the commitment and qualifications to work or pursue further study in your chosen field. This presentation will provide hints and tips on how to write a winning personal statement.