Graduate Student Workshops

The UCD Career Development Centre offers a range of bespoke interactive workshops for graduate students. These workshops are particularly relevant for PhD students but registration is open to all UCD graduate students. The workshops take place in semester two and you can register for workshops via our CareersConnect portal.  

Please note that our workshops for the 2016/17 academic year have now finished.  Course archive below.

Persuading and Influencing - Creating a winning CV

Persuading and influencing Creating a Winning CV

In this interactive workshop you will gain insight into what recruiters are looking for in an applicant’s CV.  You will learn how to present your skills, knowledge and experience to best effect in your CV and avoid common CV pitfalls.

 

Facilitator: Sarah Brown
Date: 23rd February, 2-4pm - H1.49 ALE in Science Hub 

Graduate student places: 79 
Post-doc places: 20
 

 

Team Work in the Workplace

Teamwork in the Workplace

To work well in a team situation you need to understand how teams work. This interactive session will help participants to appreciate the different approaches people take when asked to work in teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify their own preferred team working styles and to work with others on a set task to a deadline.

Facilitators: Edel Caraway, Sorcha Mulcahy  
Date: 9th March, 10am-12pm - B154A ALE in Science West

Graduate student places: 45
Post-doc places: 5
 

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Researchers in the area of Emotional Intelligence argue that success in the workplace requires more than IQ, as this measure ignores essential behavioural and character elements. For example someone who is academically brilliant but socially and inter-personally inept may struggle to work successfully with others. Emotional Intelligence is a quality sought by many employers and something they consider critical to effective people management and leadership. In this workshop participants will learn what Emotional Intelligence is, why it is important and gain insight into their own levels of Emotional Intelligence.

Facilitator: Sorcha Mulcahy  
Date: 30th March, 10am-12pm - E2.16/2.17 ALE in Science East
 
Graduate student places: 70
Post-doc places: 20
 

Communications Skills for Success at Interview

Communications Skills for Success at Interview

Facilitator: Mark Cumisky
Date: 11th April 2-4pm - E2.16/2.17 ALE in Science East
 
Graduate student places: 70
Post-doc places: 20
 

Job Search Strategies – The Hidden Job Market and the Art of Networking

Hidden Job Market

As a significant proportion of job vacancies are not advertised, in this workshop participants will learn how to tap into this “hidden job market” by using their network of contacts to gather information that can help them in their job search. Participants will complete a network mapping exercise and find what is involved in effective networking.

Facilitator: Nicola Fortune 
Date 21st April, 10-am-12pm -  B154A ALE in Science West

Graduate student places: 45
Post-doc places: 5

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Occupations and Personality- Exploring Self-Awareness and Working Life

Occupations and Personality

 

Are you trying to figure out what to do next? Are you unsure about what you have to offer a potential employer? This workshop helps you to build self-awareness through exploring your interests, values and personality preferences. Understanding yourself better can help you to evaluate career options more effectively and make choices that are right for you. You will also be better able to market your strengths in your CV and applications.

Participants on this workshop will be asked to complete some psychometric tests in advance. These will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Details will be provided when you register.

Facilitators: Sarah Brown, Edel Caraway
Date: 31st May, 2-4pm - H1.49 ALE in Science Hub

Graduate student places: 79
Post-doc places: 20