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Career Services provides information on Employability and Career Development for your students, and how we can help your college to embed employability and career management in your courses.

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

 

If you would like more information on Careers Education or Employability Skills for UCC students, please contact Mary McNulty at ext 2121 or email careers@ucc.ie

 

 

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 website and the jobs portal which is updated daily.

 

 

 

 

Other Events run by the Careers Service

 

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 , our , on Facebook, and on Twitter

 

We also run a two day Recruitment Fair in October and a Spring Fair in March. More information on these events can be found by contacting the Employability and Employer Engagement Team - graduaterecruitment@ucc.ie 

 

 

 

Careers Talks

 

Graduate employability is developed through a variety of experiences. Employers want students to have developed effective career management skills in addition to their subject specific skills. The top employability skills seen as most important by recruiters and personal qualities ranked most highly, according to the AGR (Association of Graduate Recruiters) are:

 

Motivation and Enthusiasm, Team Working, Communication Skills, Flexibility and Adaptability, Ongoing Personal Development and Initiative and Proactivity.

 

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 throughout the year.

 

Individual departments also work in partnership with Careers Advisors to tailor sessions to their requirements. 

 

If you are interested in developing sessions for your department, please contact Mary McNulty at ext: 2121 who will be pleased to assist.

 

 

 

Referring A Student

 

UCC Career Services can help a student in plotting out the various stages of their career. Careers Advisors concentrate on helping the students with the subject pathways in to their chosen area and whether or not they meet the entry requirements.

 

Some students may be:

 

  • Considering leaving college (or leaving their course) before they sit their examinations or wish to change course (either within UCC or another university)
  • Thinking about changing career direction
  • Wanting  information on further study in a similar field or conversion courses
  • Wanting advice on applications procedures e.g. CV and cover letter preparation and interview coaching
  • Needing help with job hunting strategies including information on Graduate Programmes or Internships

 

UCC Career Services

Seirbhísí Gairme COC

3 / 4 Brighton Villas, Western Road, (beside Castlewhite Apts) UCC., Cork, Ireland

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