Presentations and workshops on campus

Book your event on campus

To arrange a presentation or workshop at the main UCD Belfield campus, please fill in our online booking form and Oonagh Sweeney, Employer Engagement & Operations Manager, will contact you.

To deliver a presentation or workshop at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, please contact Michael McDonnell (Masters: http://www.smurfitschool.ie/ourcourses/masters/).


Delivering a recruitment presentation

Presentations to students on your organisation and opportunities available remain a popular means of promoting graduate and internship vacancies to students. UCD Career Development Centre supports presentations by booking rooms in a location and at a time that is most suitable to the student groups you are targeting. Presentations are promoted on our website, Facebook, Twitter and the UCD Careers Connect portal as well as to specific Schools when appropriate.

Employers looking to deliver a presentation during the peak recruitment period of October should make arrangements at least six weeks in advance. At all other times of the year, presentations need to be booked a minimum of one month in advance in order to ensure appropriate scheduling and marketing to your target audience.

Employability skills workshops

Delivering skills workshops allows employers to contribute to the career development of UCD students whilst boosting their profile on campus. Workshops can focus on the skills needed to succeed in the recruitment process, such as CVs and applications, interviews and assessment centres; or competencies frequently sought in graduates, such as teamwork, leadership and commercial awareness. UCD Career Development Centre can work with you to arrange a stand-alone workshop that will be organised and promoted in the same way as a recruitment presentation.

Skills for Working Life programme

Each academic year we deliver a ‘Skills for Working Life’ programme targeted at pre-final year students. This consists of a series of two-hour interactive workshops, delivered by graduate employers, covering a variety of employability skills. A non-credit-bearing certificate is awarded to students who engage with these workshops. We offer employers the opportunity to contribute a two-hour workshop in areas such as team work, leadership, negotiation, making business presentations, effective applications and interviews. 

Embedded modules and School programmes

We partner with Schools to deliver career development modules embedded into the curriculum, as well as bespoke careers programmes outside the curriculum. There is some scope for employers to contribute to these modules in the form of a skills workshop, case study or business game.


Policy on recruitment agencies: It is the policy of the UCD Career Development Centre not to permit recruitment agencies to be involved in events on campus except in certain circumstances. When entry to any profession at graduate level is generally via vacancies advertised by specialist recruitment agencies, the Career Development Centre reserves the right to engage such agencies in a range of strategies that enhance UCD students' access to a specific profession. Such strategies may include permitting specialist recruitment agencies to exhibit at targeted recruitment fairs.