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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Careers organise, deliver and guest present at many events during the academic year. These range from CV or interview workshops, employer presentations, seminars on career areas with guest alumni and speakers from industry, large scale recruitment fairs, careers classes with individual programmes.
If you are a graduate employer or alumni of NUI Galway and are interested in contributing, please see our 'Connect with Careers' page.
Events are advertised on Careers Connect and are open to students of NUI Galway
What events does the Career Development Centre run?
- See our events list - Events Semester 2 2018-19
- Browse upcoming events on the right of this page and sign up for those that interest you on Careers Connect
- Follow us on Twitter for daily updates and reminders
- Facebook for weekly updates
Each year the Career Development Centre run a series of talks, workshops and fairs which include:
Employers take an exhibition stand and are available to talk informally about opportunities within their organisation. If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at any of these fairs, please contact email@example.com for details.
Teaching Careers Fair - 23rd January2019, Bailey Allen Hall #teachfairNUIG
This event is held for students taking the PME, MGO and BME who are looking to work in teaching.
Graduate Opportunities & Internships Fair - 29th January 2019, Bailey Allen Hall #internfairNUIG
This event is held for students interested in securing an internship or graduate job opportunity.
Job Markets - Meet employers from specific sectors promoting graduate and other opportunities.
Held at the Bank of Ireland, this semester includes*
Business, Accountancy and Finance – 5th February 2019
Careers with Languages - 12th February 2019
*see Careers Connect for additions
Graduate Jobs Fair - October 2019, Bailey Allen Hall #jobsfairNUIG
Law Fair - September 2019, Bailey Allen Hall #lawfairNUIG
Meet Ireland's top law firms, network and learn about their job opportunities.
Event held in assoication with the School of Law and the Law Society.
These one-off talks can take a variety of formats including an introduction to options given by a careers adviser, a series of short individual presentations or a panel discussion. Speakers can include careers advisers, graduate employers, NUIG alumni, representatives of a professional body.
Transitions to Employment [AHECS award winner 2017] - a series of workshops for students with a disability or mental health challenge, to get support and advice as you prepare to leave college and progress in your career. Includes disclosure workshop and employers panel.
Find out what's on - see details of upcoming talks on Careers Connect and update your profile to get automatic email alerts. (#careerstalkNUIG)
EMPLOYER PRESENTATIONS / ACTIVITIES
Individual employers come on campus to promote the opportunities available within their company.
Don't miss our Employer in Residence series. A casual way to network with representatives from some of Ireland's biggest graduate employers. Activities will vary but could include drop in queries, CV or application talks, social media chat, mock interviews.
Find out what's on - all upcoming presentations and activities are listed in Careers Connect update your profile to get automatic email alerts.
Careers also host workshops to help students with applications and job search. These are one-off sessions that are bookable through Careers Connect, open to students of NUI Galway and include
CV workshops - typically 2 a semester.
Interview workshop - held once a semester.
LinkedIn workshop - typically 2 per semester.
Personal Statement workshop - held once a semester.
See below for a few examples:
Life after Graduation – Interactive CV workshop – Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Employability Workshop – Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Life after Graduation – Postgraduate Application Information Session – Monday 28th January 2019
Life after Graduation – LinkedIn Workshop – Tuesday 28th February 2019
Make the most of a careers event
Check out Careers Connect to see the latest update - who's speaking or exhibiting.
Network with Employers - bring along up-to-date copies of your CV to Fairs. At the fair, note the names of the company reps you speak to - this will help if you contact the company in the future.
Ask questions - it shows an interest in what the employer has to offer and can help give an insight into the career you're interested in.
Hold on to the employer's publicity brochure for future reference.
Visit the CV Clinic (if available) & get your CV reviewed - current students can also avail of a CV review appointment before the event.
Attend presentations / workshops held on the day to help you with your applications & interviews. You will also pick up some insights into what employers are looking for!
Dress appropriately - comfortable, but smart. Don't forget first impressions last.
Do check out all exhibitors not just the obvious ones for your field! Many graduate recruiters employ students from all disciplines.
Missed an Event
We will record some of our talks and make them available through our YouTube Channel.
Some previous recordings include:
- Interview skills masterclass - live performance of good vs bad interview techniques.
- Arts Careers panel discussion - Career Stories from NUI Galway B.A. Graduates.
- Job Opportunities in the EU - representatives of the Taoiseach's Office and the European Parliament bring you through the application process (EPSO), types of jobs available, and working for the European Parliament.
- Your Degree in English - what next? - Josephine Walsh of the Career Development Centre in NUIG, and Past Graduates with a degree in English, help to give advice, clarity and guidance into the career opportunities and further education opportunities available to those with an English degree.
- Careers in the Energy Sector seminar (part of Energy Night )