Employer Brochure 2023/2024

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Careers Network

UCD Careers Network is a Career and Employability Professional Service that aims to develop and enhance the skills, attitudes and attributes of students to prepare them for work We are a dynamic forward looking centre based at the Belfield campus with a sister site at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Our work is embedded in the UCD Career Development & Employability Strategy 2015-2025, an institutional strategy aimed at developing a holistic educational experience

Supporting Employer Engagement

UCD is one of Europe’s leading universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity

We have been ranked Number 1 in Ireland by the QS World Rankings in Graduate Employability for five consecutive years: from 2018 up until its final issue in 2022.

UCD Careers Network offers a range of opportunities for employers to successfully engage with UCD students, promote your vacancies, and increase your brand awareness on campus:

• Free Vacancy Advertising on our online Platform ‘MyCareer’

MyCareer Advertising of Job Vacancies

In 2023, UCD Careers Network was highly commended by the Association of Higher Education Careers Services under the category of Strategic Innovation

TheCareersNetworkoffersafreevacancyadvertisingservicetoemployersthrough ouronlineportalMyCareer.WithAccesstoover33,000currentstudentsMyCareer allowsyoutouploadvacanciestocurrentstudents,graduatesandexperiencedhires MakesureandcompleteyourEmployerProfiletostandoutfromthecrowdand enhanceyourvisibilitytostudentsontheplatform.

Thisisagreatwaytopromoteyouropportunities!Pleasefamiliariseyourselfwithour VacancyHandlingPolicybeforeposting.Pleasecontactourdedicatedteamon careers@ucdieforfurtherinformation

Annual Recruitment Fairs
Virtual Events
Bespoke On
Skills Programmes
Employer Led
and Workshop
Media and Promotional Campaigns and Newsletters
Further Engagement with
Academic Internship Programmes
Dedicated Team for PhD Students and Postdoc Researchers
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UCD Recruitment Fairs



Attend our on campus Recruitment Fairs to hire UCD's top talent, promote your graduate programmes, vacancies and internship opportunities, and enhance your brand visibility on campus.


Belfield Campus - O'Reilly Hall

We also have a limited number of free exhibitor packages for Voluntary and Third Sector organisations for most of our fairs. If this is applicable o you, please email us at careersevents@ucd.ie before booking.

Smurfit Campus - Smurfit Lounge

Interested in becoming a Fair Sponsor? Email caroline.pierce@ucd.ie

Recruitment Fair Date / Time Who will you meet? (based on 23/24 attendance) Cost (incl VAT) UCD Science, Engineering & Technology Fair 2nd October 2023, 12pm - 5pm All disciplines, majority of Science and Engineering students €800 UCD Business, Finance & Management Fair 3rd October 2023, 12pm - 5pm All disciplines, majority of Business and Social Sciences students €800 UCD Law Recruitment Fair 4th October 2023, 1pm - 4pm All disciplines, majority of Law and Business students €650 UCD Internship Fair 23rd January 2024, 12pm - 4pm All disciplines €650
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"Everythingwasvery smoothandwe commendUCDon theirorganizational skills." 2022feedback
Business School
& Internship Fair 5th
Postgraduate Business students and alumni €800
March 2024,
a"Wellworthdoing ndaninteresting mixofstudentsand disciplines." 2022feedback
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The fairs are open to students from all UCD Colleges and are attended by a large number of students - from 550 students at the Law and Smurfit Fairs up to over 1500 students for our SET, BFM and Internship Fairs.

Employer Events at UCD

We offer a variety of opportunities for employers to target, engage and recruit UCD under- and postgraduate students through events free of charge. Below are some of the most common options, but we are also open to exploring other formats.

On Campus

Skills For Working Life

Open to all disciplines

An employer-led skills development programme. Host a session to engage with students and enhance their employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

Set For Success

Information Stands

are a great way to talk to a large number of students and are great for increasing brand awareness.

Open to Law students


have the highest student engagement according to employer feedback Sessions should be student-focused by offering content with wider application


as a part of our skills development programmes outlined to the right are a great way to enhance your brand awareness on campus

Want to engage with Law students and enhance their employability skills? Set For Success is an employer-led skills development programme specifically for Law students

Social Impact Week

Open to Arts & Humanities and Social Science & Law students

Create bite-sized videos and Instagram reels for students to watch anytime of the day Showcase your organisation and its culture and let students gain a real insight into your company and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

Instagram Lives

Instagram Takeovers are 20-minute live sessions and Q&A's that offer employers the opportunity to effectively engage with students across all disciplines.

Virtual Hybrid

Why not try the best of both worlds and come on campus where you can livestream your event through our Instagram.

You can register your interest & book HERE

Opportunity for non-profit organisations and charities to share their graduate and internship opportunities with our students.

100% of employers rated the above events as 'good' or 'excellent' for promoting their brand & opportunities

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Promoting Your Brand

Promoting Your Brand

Want to promote your brand even further? We have lots of effective ways to ma promote your organisation across the UCD Campus through various online chann Instagram is a great way to interact with students in real time, especially through Q&A

Newsletter: Contact us to further promote your vacancies advertised on our M Platform, or any upcoming events you have planned. We would be happy to include th our bi-weekly LinkedIn Newsletter which has over 4,500 subscribers, and is published to our nearly 10,000 followers A great way to ensure your vacancies get noticed!

UCD graduate profile:

Have you taken on a UCD graduate? Why not get them to share their experience of working with your organisation’s so current students can see why your organisation could be the best choice for them. If you take on graduates from a wide variety of disciplines, this is an especially nice way to showcase your range.

Testimonials: We would love to hear your experiences of engaging with the UCD Careers Network & UCD Students by sending us your testimonials which may get included in our promotional material and resources throughout the year.

Tips from the recruitment team: Share your top tips for applications, CVs, and interviews based on your experience with UCD applicants. We will share them with our students to raise your profile and increase the quality of applications.

Day in the life: Do you have a UCD student or graduate in your company? They can post a 'day in the life' of working at your organisation to showcase your working culture and environment

Q&A: Ahead of your internship, graduate programme, or other vacancy opportunity's closing date, we can post a question box on our Instagram so our students can ask you questions about the application

For all your promotional needs, contact us on careers@ucd.ie, visit us at www.ucd.ie/careers/ employers or connect with us on social media.

Wider Engagement

The Careers Network has a dedicated Business Development Manager, Caroline Pierce, to develop strategic engagement with employers for UCD graduates and build knowledge of labour market trends within the Careers Network team To discuss sponsorship opportunities or wider engagement in UCD beyond the options outlined in this brochure, please contact caroline.pierce@ucd.ie.

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Academic Internship Programmes

UCD runs a range of Academic Internship Programmes across all six colleges at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, which provides you with an excellent opportunity to engage with UCD talent early in their career.

Academic Internships are accredited University modules and are an important feature of the student experience and in developing student employability The objective of any internship learning experience for a student is to consolidate and complement the academic learning, knowledge and skills with experience. Academic Internships involve a three-way partnership; student, employer and the University. An employer hosts the student for the duration of their academic internship and the University is brought closer to key businesses and emerging industry sectors

What are the Benefits for Employers:

How do I get Involved?

View the Academic Internship Programme List to find out what programmes have an academic internship This list also gives you information on the timing/ length of internships and which School Internship Manager you need to contact to find out more.

For general advice and guidance in establishing academic internships contact David Owens, University Internships Manager on david owens@ucd ie

Internships provide a SOURCE OF SKILLED LABOUR for host employers.

Early engagement HELPS YOU ASSESS POTENTIAL to fill future graduate positions.

Engagement with UCD INCREASES THE POTENTIAL for further collaborations

Students bring their SKILLS, VALUES AND IDEAS to the workplace.

Recruiting Graduate Research Students

(Doctoral and Masters)

The UCD Careers Network is the only university in Ireland with a dedicated Research Careers team to support the mobility of PhD and Research Masters students. Our Graduate Researchers work in wideranging roles across all sectors including: Pharma, ICT, Consultancy, Finance, Arts & Culture, NGOs, Public Service and Academia

Their adaptability and research-specific knowledge and experience combined with cross-disciplinary and transferable skills, such as; Data Analysis, Project Management, Problem Solving and Creative Thinking, make them ideal candidates for all future-focused Startups, SMEs and large-scale multinational organisations.

To advertise positions and/or meet potential candidates contact Tara Hughes, Career and Skills Consultant and Research Careers Team Lead on tara.hughes@ucd.ie

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Recruiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Research Careers Team hosts a wide range of tailored networking events throughout the year where companies can meet candidates who have a PHD and up to 6 years specialist experience.

Start Ups, SMEs and larger companies are all welcome to get in touch to find out more about ways to recruit and/ or partner in co-funded relationships with researchers across all disciplines (e g we support career development research enterprise partnerships)

Engage & Recruit Experienced Hires & MBA students

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School supports over 130 MBA and over 1,700 MSc students in Smurfit with between 1 and 15 years’ prior experience in a range of functions, industries and countries.

If you are looking for a Graduate Business Student with a subject area specialisation in Accounting, Finance, HRM, Management, Data Analytics or Marketing to fill a commercial role or internship, please contact the UCD Careers Network Smurfit Team for more information

Employers can engage with our students through:

• Leading a skills seminar on topics of interest such as interviewing techniques and personal branding.

• Participate in our recruitment & internship events

• Advertise internships or graduate roles at your organisation by accessing our vacancy portal.

• Host an MBA Careers Evening in your offices to build brand engagemen

The school delivers programmes that are highly-ranked globally and has been triple-accredited for over 20 years A strong culture of collaboration has attracted greater numbers of outstanding talent from around the world among students, faculty, staff and corporate partners. Students refine their communication skills across different cultures through Ireland’s only Intercultural Development Programme and are prepared to work in fast-paced, business environments.

Contact smurfitcareers@ucd ie for more information on how you can engage directly with postgraduate business and MBA students

Lead at tara hughes@ucd ie
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Contact Us: CAREERS NETWORK BELFIELD LOCATION: Advertising Job Vacancies: careers@ucd.ie Recruitment Fairs & Events: careersevents@ucd ie CAREERS NETWORK BLACKROCK LOCATION: (Postgraduate Business & MBA’s) smurfitcareers@ucd.ie Connect with us online: www.ucd.ie/careers

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