Career Consultant Workshops, Presentations and Clinics
You can access our team's presentations, workshop material and self-serve resources on our Panopto Library and this resource hub. Simply log in with your UCC Student IT details to access, view and download our resources.
Semester 1, 2021 - Please note the time of each event is subject to change.
|DAY||DATE||TIME||TOPIC||LOCATION||DESCRIPTION||MAKE A BOOKING|
|Monday||11.10.2021||12 noon||STEM WEEK: Further & PG Options for Graduates||Microsoft Teams||This interactive session will be an overview of the full range of PG and further study options for STEM graduates and will include information on course research, decision-making, and affordability.||Book here|
|Tuesday||12.10.2021||12 noon||STEM WEEK: Change the World with a STEM PhD||Microsoft Teams||This interactive session will provide advice for undergraduate students on how to source and fund PG research opportunities, including PhDs.||Book here|
|Tuesday||12.10.2021||5 pm||STEM WEEK: PG Study Abroad Opportunities||Microsoft Teams||Are you an undergraduate student of a STEM discipline? Learn more about PG study opportunities for STEM graduates in Europe, the US and beyond.||Book here|
|Wednesday||13.10.2021||12 noon||STEM WEEK: Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry||Microsoft Teams||Are you a student of a STEM degree or discipline? Learn more about the career opportunities for STEM graduates in the pharmaceuticals industry in an online session that will involve expert presentations, discussion and informal Q&A opportunities.||Book here|
|Wednesday||13.10.2021||5 pm||STEM WEEK: Careers in the Food Industry||Microsoft Teams||Are you a student of a STEM degree or discipline? Learn more about the career opportunities for STEM graduates in the food industry in a session that will involve expert presentations, discussion and informal Q&A opportunities.||Book here|
|Thursday||14.10.2021||12 noon||STEM WEEK: Careers in the Environmental Sector||Microsoft Teams||Are you a student of a STEM degree or discipline? Learn more about the career opportunities for STEM graduates in the environmental sector in a session that will involve expert presentations, discussion and informal Q&A opportunities.||Book here|
|Thursday||14.10.2021||1 pm||GET WORK-READY: Get Career-Relevant Experience - Volunteer to Build Your Career||Microsoft Teams||Volunteering is a great way to enhance your university experience; it is an opportunity to give back to the community while also developing both personally and professionally. Volunteering can really enhance your CV and employers look very favourably on volunteering because they see that you can develop essential skills that they need.||Book here|
|Thursday||14.10.2021||5 pm||STEM WEEK: Careers in the IT Sector||Microsoft Teams||Are you a student of a STEM degree or discipline? Learn more about the career opportunities for STEM graduates in the IT sector in a session that will involve expert presentations, discussion and informal Q&A opportunities.||Book here|
|Friday||15.10.2021||12 noon||STEM WEEK: Careers in the Medical Technologies Sector||Microsoft Teams||Are you a student of a STEM degree or discipline? Learn more about the career opportunities for STEM graduates in medical technologies in a session that will involve expert presentations, discussion and informal Q&A opportunities.||Book here|
|Tuesday||19.10.2021||1pm||CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: SELF-ORIENTATE - position yourself within the job market - where are you now?||Microsoft Teams||Feeling a little lost about your future? Find out about the job market in Ireland and beyond... inform yourself of new, growing and emerging opportunities, and assess how well positioned you are right now to take advantage of them. This interactive session will include a simple, in-session, self-assessment to put YOU in the driving seat!||Book here|
CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: UNDERSTAND what employers want of graduates in 2022
|Microsoft Teams||Employers today want more than a qualification - they are looking for the unique combination of skills, talents and attributes that you have to offer. This session is an invaluable opportunity to hear top employers speak about the search for graduate talent. You may be surprised to learn which attributes are most valued and in demand.||Book here|
CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: CONNECT your interests with relevant career opportunities - what careers interest me?
|Microsoft Teams||Not sure what career would suit you? This session will give you all the information you need to figure it out! Learn how to access online assessment tools to help make the right career decision.||Book here|
CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: COMPLETE an audit of your skills and strengths - what do you have to offer? What are you good at?
|Microsoft Teams||Knowing your skills and strengths is not only a vital aspect of building your confidence but is essential when applying for jobs. This webinar will help you do just that.||Book here|
CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: EXPRESS yourself and communicate your talents through personal branding.
|Microsoft Teams||Effective personal branding will help to differentiate you from the competition. If you’re willing to put in the time you can very quickly become an expert in your own personal brand. Learn how to develop your brand- the brand called YOU!||Book here|
THINK beyond the Recruitment Fair
|Microsoft Teams||Find out about the vast world of opportunities outside of major graduate employers and graduate programmes. Your career is waiting for you. Graduate programmes are only one way to kick start your career and there is a lot more out there. Find out how to tap into the graduate jobs market and launch your career path.||Book here|
CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: ENGAGE with others and build your network online and offline.
|Microsoft Teams||Build your social media presence and learn how to network with industry insiders to find hidden job leads, research companies and interviewers, all while building your personal brand within the industry.||Book here|
CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: DEVELOP your CV by building your portfolio of experience through proactive job search techniques.
|Microsoft Teams||Need experience to get experience? Develop a portfolio of experience that will build your skills and kickstart a promising future career. Learn how to take a proactive approach to gain valuable skills and experience.||Book here|
|Tuesday||16.11.2021||1 pm||CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: "Worried about your career?" You're not on your own, Conquer your career worries||Microsoft Teams||Job searching, interviews and making applications can be stressful, even for the most confident person. Learn how to conquer your anxiety and approach job searching and interviews with confidence.||Book here|
|Tuesday||23.11.2021||1 pm||CREATE YOUR CAREER STRATEGY: PG Study Q&A||Microsoft Teams||The Christmas break can be an opportunity to research and review your options. You are likely to have many questions about PG study options next year: What are my PG option? Which should I choose? Now or later? Cost? Funding? Etc. Bring your questions to our career consultancy team and we will help you to make these important decisions and to get you the information you need.||Book here|
|Wednesday||01.12.2021||5 pm||A CAREER IN TEACHING: UCC PME Application Support||Microsoft Teams||Dr Brian Murphy, UCC PME Programme Director will give an overview of the application process for entry to the PME in UCC and discuss recently announced changes in respect of subject requirements from the Teaching Council for all PME applicants from 2021. He will also outline the various elements and requirements of the PME programme including school placement, so that all applicants will have a better understanding of all aspects of the PME in the School of Education, UCC. He will also be available to answer any specific queries from applicants.||Book here|
|Thursday||02.12.2021||5 pm||A CAREER IN TEACHING: PME Primary & Post-Primary (Secondary) Teaching - Application Support Online Sessions 2021 (external institutions)||Microsoft Teams||PME academics from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and Hibernia College will provide an overview of the application process for entry to their PME Primary / PME Post-Primary (Secondary) Teaching programmes. They will also discuss the structure of the programmes, school placements and employment opportunities available for newly graduated teachers. Academics will be available to take individual questions on the night following their presentations.||Book here|