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Seminars 2019

Seminar Room 1

12:00 to 12:30
Your professional image and personal brand
Presented by: Laura Jordan, Owner StyleSavvy®

This seminar will cover the following topics below;

  • Making the Right Impression; Personal Branding – Why does it matter?
  • Professional Image; The Business Side of Style
  • The Importance of Shape and Fit
  • Determining Your Workplace Dresscode
  • What Do You Need to Buy?
  • Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Work
  • Personal Branding in the World Wide Web – How does it impact?
  • Your Life Online – What to Say and Where to Say it

Laura Jordan

Laura Jordan, StyleSavvy®

13:00 to 13:30
Transferable Skills - Your Best Strategy To Career Path Success
Presented by: Karina Septore, Careers Advisor, National College of Ireland

The great thing about transferable skills is that you already have them. These are core skills which are of value in a wide range of situations and job roles, these include skills such as problem solving, communication & team work. Come along to this seminar with Karina to highlight the power of transferable skills! The session will cover; 

  • Defining transferable skills
  • Importance of transferable skills in the changing job market
  • Ways to learn and develop the skills
  • Showcasing your transferable skills

14:00 to 14:30
Life after graduating
Presented by: Georgina Hughes - EY, Katie Kilcoyne - Jacobs
What is life really like after graduating? This panel discussion will discuss what to expect before you get your first job. Our wonderful panel speakers will discuss their personal journey and give an insight into what life is really like after graduating!

15:00 to 15:30
Disability in the Graduate Workplace
Presented by: Chaired by Hannah Kelly, AHEAD with panel - Enterprise Rent a Car, ESB and Bank of Ireland
This session chaired by AHEAD’s Hannah Kelly will cover diversity, disability and inclusion in the workplace and touch on points such as; - Support at work - Application and interview processes - Disability inclusion

Hannah Kelly

15:30 to 16:00
Sourcing Employment Opportunities in Ireland – Information for International Students
Presented by: Helen Conway NCI, Angela Lambkin QQI, Aoife Kilmurray PwC
This seminar session will go through; where to go for advice, your rights for employment and visa requirements and eligibility.

Seminar Room 2

12:00 to 12:30
How to build your career

12:30 to 13:00
Whiteboard Interview Skills
Presented by: Ian Doyle, Consulting Manager, Guidewire
This seminar will go through what a candidate can expect during a typical technical white boarding session as part of an interview. We will cover how to best prepare for this, the kind of technical questions that might be asked as well as what the interviewer is looking for when they ask certain questions. The goal is to provide students advice and guidance so they can be prepared for this during an interview and showcase their technical ability as best as they can.

13:15 to 14:00
How to hack networking
Presented by: Ntsoaki Phakoe-Mckevitt, Dublin Business School Career Coach
This 45-minute workshop will take you on a journey, uncovering the secrets to effective networking. Learn how to leave a lasting impression and create opportunities for you and your network. The workshop will be broken down into six helpful tips, followed by 15 minutes of practical networking, using these tips to maximise your communication skills, build valuable connections and help you to get the most positive outcome from any networking event.

14:15 to 14:45
What to expect from a graduate programme? - how to prepare?
Presented by: PwC, Jameson, Fidelity Investments & Musgrave
This seminar will run through the in’s & outs of what exactly a graduate programme is. It will bring you through the structure of a graduate programme from start to finish and highlight both the benefits of embarking upon one of these programmes and the reasons why you should consider applying. This seminar will help you make the best-informed decision when it comes to progressing through the next stages of your career.

15:30 to 16:00
Work & Travel Abroad Programmes – USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand
Presented by: Patrick Dyar
USIT is one of Ireland's leading travel companies specialising in a range of Graduate Programmes in the USA as well as Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Come along to this seminar and find out the opportunities open to you and which programme may suit you best.


gradireland Talks

12:30 to 13:00
Make a Real Impact in Your Career - Join the Not-for-Profit Sector
Presented by: For Purpose Ireland's Not-For-Profit Graduate Programme

Are you looking for a career with purpose? Have you thought about a career in the not-for-profit sector? The sector needs graduates with a very broad range of skills and educational backgrounds to work in it – whether you’re a social care graduate or a graduate of business or arts, there is a place for you in the not-for-profit sector if your ambition is to have a career with purpose!

During this panel discussion, professionals working in the not-for-profit sector will discuss how they got into the sector and the potential career routes for new graduates.

13:15 to 13:45
Ace Your Interview - Prepare yourself for face-to-face and video interviews
Presented by: Sinead English, Career Consultant, Hilt - Back Yourself
In this session, find out what you need to do to impress your interviewers and maximise your chances of getting the job. - What is the most efficient and successful way to prepare for your interview? - How do you make a great first impression? - What is a Competency Interview and what's the best way to answer those questions? - What is a Strengths Based Interview? - What do I need to know about Video Interviews Get tips and techniques on how to avoid blanking, reduce interview nerves and do a great interview.

Sinead English

Sinead English, Career Consultant, Hilt

14:00 to 14:30
Workplace Wellbeing
Presented by: Cathal Divilly - Great Place to Work, SpunOut, Tesco & Workday
Developing a wellbeing policy for the workplace encourages employees to talk openly about mental health, and ultimately can lead to an increase in productivity by reducing stress and creating a positive working environment. This panel discussion in conjunction with Great Place to Work and SpunOut will discuss; - Company culture - Support at work - Wellness - Mental health - Workshops

15:00 to 15:30
Secondary Teaching in Ireland
Presented by: Natasha Marron, Careers Advisor Maynooth University, Lyanne Stoddart Postgraduate Applications Centre
Interested in a career in teaching and looking for further information? Our panel will give an overview of teaching in Ireland including the steps involved in becoming a teacher, the application process and what graduates will need to know to get their teaching career started!

CV Seminars

11:50 to 12:10
What makes a good CV
Presented by: Marie Kielty
When a recruiter receives your CV, it needs to be well presented and it needs to catch his or her eye. It also needs to tell a story and why you are the right person for the job. There are different ways of formatting and presenting CVs in order to best present you as a candidate. Make the most of this session: Bring your CV; take notes of key points that are relevant to you; ask questions! – this is your opportunity to talk to the professionals and ask questions that will help you create the CV that will get you noticed!

Marie Kielty

Marie Kielty, ITT Dublin, Careers Officer

12:30 to 12:50
Creating a winning CV – how to stand out from the crowd
Presented by: Angela Collins, WIT, Head of Careers
Hints and Tips on how to write your CV. How can you make sure that yours makes an impact? Come along to the presentation and you will get some good hints and tips.

Angela Collins, WIT, Head of Careers

12:50 to 13:10
Conversion Courses
Presented by: Dave Kilmartin, DIT
Conversion courses are postgraduate courses which can provide an opportunity for students to diversify and specialise in other career fields. It is a growing area of education provision in third level with courses ranging from fashion to PR; from accountancy to marketing; from law to advertising and from psychology to public affairs, to name but a few. If you are considering further study, a conversion course could be a viable option for you. Come along to find out more.

Dave Kilmartin

Dave Kilmartin

13:10 to 15:30
Personal Statements
Presented by: Angela Collins, WIT, Head of Careers
Hints and Tips on How to write a personal statement that catapults you on to your chosen course. Universities and IOTs get lots of Personal Statements every year. How can you make sure that yours makes an impact? Come along to the presentation and you will get some good hints and tips.

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Angela Collins, WIT, Head of Careers

14:10 to 14:30
Getting interview ready
Presented by: Marie Kielty, TU Dublin Tallaght Campus

Marie Kielty

14:40 to 15:00
Writing a CV that stands out
Presented by: Dave Kilmartin, TU Dublin City Campus

Dave Kilmartin

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