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How we collaborate with you in developing graduate employability:
- We can work together on developing employability skills of UCC students/graduates
- We co-ordinate embedded Work Placement Schemes
- Find out how you can get involved in providing unpaid work placements to UCC students through UCC Works.
- We can provide talks and workshops on what UCC students can do with their degree
UCC Career Services works very closely with our academic colleagues to introduce personal and career development modules - mainly through a series of workshops; identifying the employability skills that graduate recruiters are seeking in UCC students; researching internships for students in the four colleges, coordinating the UCC Works Award and identifying trends in graduate recruitment and gathering data on graduate employment of recent UCC graduates.
We encourage an integrated approach towards career planning and the curriculum. In that regard a strong relationship has been developed between the Careers Services and Colleges towards developing a policy and operational model for careers education. In addition greater links have been developed with employers.
The Careers Service actively promotes the benefits of student jobs and work experience, so if your students would like to find out more we are happy to help. Encourage your students to log on to the Careers website and the Careers Connect jobs portal which is updated daily.
Students need to be aware how the skills and attributes they are developing at UCC and elsewhere can be applied to the career opportunities available, and how and when to make effective applications in a competitive jobs market.
To help with this, Careers Advisors are available to provide advice on jobs and job hunting, information on employment and study opportunities, and we also run career talks and other events throughout the year - these are advertised on the Careers Connect events calendar and on Facebook, and on Twitter.