What Career Guidance supports are available to me from the Career Development Centre while the university is closed?

The services of the Career Development Centre are fully available to you while the University is closed, while we cannot meet you in person you can interact with us in a number of ways at the moment, depending on your own personal preference.

You can submit an online query through Careers Connect, use this option for any career queries, application, personal statement, or CV review requests, or to request an appointment with one of the team.  If you would like to book an appointment to speak with one of us we are currently offering online guidance appointments through Microsoft Teams and e-mail appointments both of which are bookable through Careers Connect, log on using your CASS username and password and a team member will get in touch with you via the method of your choice.

If you have any difficulty accessing Careers Connect for any reason you can also reach us by e-mail careers@nuigalway.ie and a team member will get back to you to support you with your request.

We will be running online webinars and events in the coming weeks as assessments finish up, to support your career development needs, look at our events page on Careers Connect or follow us on our social media channels.

I had planned on applying for jobs or a postgraduate course and I don’t know what I should do now?

The Career Development Centre advise you to use this time and the supports that are available to you to ensure that your CV and any applications for jobs and postgraduate courses are as impressive as possible to ensure that you stand out when applications are being reviewed after any recruitment delays that may occur due to the ongoing situation with COVID 19.

I had an offer of a graduate job or an internship from an employer and I am unsure if this will now proceed due to the situation with COVID 19 what should I do?

The Career Development Centre are in the process of surveying our graduate employer contacts to ascertain if their graduate programmes and summer internships are going ahead, however, as the current climate is so uncertain we advise you to focus on your studies and assessments at the moment to achieve the grades that may have been mentioned in your graduate programme contract. We would advise against contacting employers until you have finished your studies and at this point they may have a clearer picture of how their graduate programmes and internship plans will proceed.

I don’t know what I want to do after my studies,  what information is available to me now to research this now that the Career Development Centre is physically closed due to the current situation with COVID 19?

For those interested in exploring options after their studies please take a look at the resources available through our website at http://www.nuigalway.ie/careers/servicesforstudents/explore/ including options with your degree and the facility to take an online careers/psychometric test.

We also have tips and templates for starting your CV as well as advice for those thinking of further study. We're on social media as well, where we'll share the latest careers news with you. Find us at: