Event: gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 2016…
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gradireland (Ireland’s official jobs and careers website) organised a graduate careers fair at Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 4 on the 5th of October 2016. gradireland is a partnership between the Association of Higher Education Career Services (AHECS) and GTI, the world’s largest graduate careers publishing company; gradireland’s aim to update graduates and undergraduates on the graduate opportunities and internships in Ireland and to also give them career advice.
Prior to the event, I wrote out the seminars I had an interest in (you can click on this link to view all the seminars that took place that day) but, unfortunately, I got there late. However, I was able to attend one of the seminars on my list and that was the ‘International Student Panel Discussion’. The panellists for the discussion were Stephen O’Flynn, Parvez Mulani, ICOS Shanette and Miriam Carney.
The international student panel discussion was engaging, interactive and educative. We talked about the main issues international students may face in Ireland, the places international students can find the support they need in regards to their careers , what international students can do to build confident in their work environments in Ireland and what international students can do to get familiar with their jobs in Ireland.
Apart from the seminar I attended, I was able to connect with other international students and graduates searching for employments in Ireland. A good number of multinational companies in the banking and finance, IT, retail, pharmaceutical sector were at the event too, offering jobs and graduate programmes. How exciting!
I also attended the CV clinic and that was helpful; kindly contact me, via this link, if you want me to send you a copy of the CV I drafted out and I will get back to you within 2 days.
In all, it was a good event for me. I may eventually get over the sad truth that I got there extremely late, hence I didn’t get to attend the seminars I had an interest in and I probably missed the fun that comes with the opening of an event 🙁
Thank you for reading, Guys!