gradireland Autumn Careers Fair

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 17:15

Ireland's largest careers fair, the gradireland Graduate Careers fair is back at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin on Wednesday 28th of September 2022. 
Join us on the day for real experiences, conversations and meetings with top employers, postgraduate providers, seminar speakers and career advisors! You won't find a careers fair with as many employers and course providers, or with as much information and advice, anywhere else. And of course, it's all free! Login to Careers Connect for more details
This careers fair is perfect for students who want to start career planning or graduates and finalists looking for graduate programmes, entry-level jobs or postgraduate courses - the Maynooth University Postgraduate Studies Office will be there to talk about MU postgraduate offerings and staff from the Maynooth University Careers Service will be providing CV reviews at the CV Clinic.

Who is it for? Final Years, Students from other years looking to gather information and start planning towards internships and final year, Students interested in postgrad study. Anyone who would like to find out more about options after your degree
Why attend? 
·       Build your network and interact with top employers & postgraduate providers 
·       Get your CV reviewed and ready for job applications 
·       Find graduate programmes, internships and immediate start roles 
·       Access exclusive content in live seminar sessions across 4 stages (see list below)
Exciting new career opportunities await, register now in Careers Connect
Date: 28/09/2022  
Time: 11am-5pm 
Venue: RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin
Have a look at our tips on Making the most of a Careers Fair - how to prepare, what to expect on the day, questions you might ask and what you can do if you can't make it to the fair on Wednesday.
Employers include

2K Games ABP AIB Aldi Allianz
Alter Domus Amgen An Post Apple Applegreen
Applied Materials BAM Contractors Bank of America Bank of Ireland BDO
BMS BNY Mellon Bord Bia Bord Na Mona C&D Foods
Colgate Palmolive Crowe Ireland CSO DAA Dalata
Dawn Meats Defence Forces Deloitte Diageo DLA Piper
DPS Group Eirgrid Enterprise Ireland Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ericsson
ESB EU Commission EY Fidelity International Fidelity Investments
Focus Ireland FOD Foras Na Gaelige Foroige For Purpose
Glanbia Grant Thornton Guidewire Hitachi HPRA
Innopharma Labs Intact Software Intertrade Ireland Irish Water Jameson
Kaseya Kerry Group Kingspan Kirby Engineering KPMG
Lidl Mazars Musgrave Netapp Nikon
Optum Ornua Peter McVerry Trust Pfizer Public AS
PwC Sabis Saffery Champness Sidero
Spanish Point State Street Sysco Three Ireland TikTok
Tokyo Electric Tusla Unum Willis Tower Watson Wind Energy Ireland
Workday Bulgari Dornan Engineering Turner & Townsend RSM

Seminars will run throughout the day on 4 stages and the topics include
CV & Interview Talks
11.45 - 12.15 Interview hints and tips - secrets of a standout candidate
2.30- 1.00 Focusing on the future - Learn how to strengthen your skills, experience and CV
1.15- 1.45   Interviews - How to succeed and manage rejection
2.00- 2.30 CV tips for international students
2.45- 3.15 Creating a winning CV – how to stand out from the crowd
Seminar Room 1
12.00- 12.30 Your career and work-life balance  
12.45- 1.15 Exploring global opportunities
1.30- 2.00 Assessment Centres - Insider advice on how to succeed 
2.15- 2.45 Adapting to the world of hybrid working
3.00- 3.30 Careers with impact in Not-for-Profit sector 
3.45- 4.15 Your employment rights and opportunities - information for international students 
Seminar Room 2
11.45- 12.15 Employability skills - What are they and how to develop them?
1.15- 1.45 Teaching as a career - How to prepare and how to apply
2.00- 2.30 Career Development- Achieve your career goals 
2.45- 3.15 Turning adversity into advantage / Disability and the graduate workplace 
3.30- 4.00 Digital transformation in the Life Science sectors
gradireland Talks
12.00- 12.30 A beginners guide to navigating life after college
12.45- 1.15 Careers in the EU Institutions and Agencies- Opportunities and applications
1.30- 2.00 gradireland Undergraduate of the Year Awards - hints and tips from previous winners
2.15- 2.45 Graduate programmes - What to expect and how to prepare 
3.00- 3.30 Making your mark in the creative industry
3.45- 4.15 Grad chats – get insider advice from recent graduates

Remember the Maynooth University Careers Service is available to help with any of  your career related questions - whether in First Year, Final Year or somewhere in between.   You can book appointments (In-Person or MS Teams) and send us questions in Careers Connect or just call to our Drop-in HelpDesk Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am - 12.30pm.
Careers Service is based in the Arts Building (North Campus)