Online Resources

Online Resources 

UCD Career Development Centre provides access to a range of online resources free of charge to University College Dublin students and alumni. To use these resources, you'll need a number of codes depending on what you want to use, such as: client code, access code and password.

Please login to your Careers Connect account to obtain the codes necessary for online resources outside of UCD:
Home tab → Welcome Heading → Online Resources for UCD students

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GradConnection is a free platform that lets you choose exactly what industry opportunities you want to hear about, and delivers them straight to your inbox. You can research the companies on the site, talk to other graduates in the forums, and be found by employers viewing your GradConnection student profile.‌

Profiling for Success

Profiling for Success offers psychometric tests which are very useful in career planning, helping you understand more about your strengths and how these might shape your career and personal choices.

When you complete a test, a report is automatically generated and emailed to you. The report comes in the form of a pdf document attached to the email, and includes an explanation of your results. You can take each test as often as you wish.

There are a variety of tests available including verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning assessments. These types of assessments are often used in graduate recruitment processes so provide a good opportunity to familiarise yourself with the format and do some practice.

To obtain the access codes for this, go to Careers Connect: Home tab – Welcome Heading – Online Resources for UCD students

We run an “Identify your strengths” workshop a couple of times each semester. This can be very helpful if you are trying to figure out what you have to offer an employer. This workshop helps you to build self-awareness through exploring your interests, values and personality preferences with the aim of enabling 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. Keep an eye on Careers Connect for details of upcoming workshops.


AHECS have developed a suite of videos to promote graduate recruitment. Interviews were conducted with AOL, CPL, Guidewire, Jameson, ESB, Car Trawler, Citi, Hedgeserv, Musgrave, Glanbia, Accenture, IBEC Global Graduates, Aryzta, Engineers Ireland, KPMG and Enterprise Rent a Car in relation to recruitment strategies. See the results on their You Tube channel or section by section below!

IT Related Videos
Graduate IT Skills Deficit - Guidewire, AOL
IT Telephone interviews and Code Tests-Guidewire, AOL
Graduate Technical CVs-AOL, Guidewire
Whiteboard interviews explained -Guidewire, AOL
Careers Fair Related Videos

Making the most of Careers Fair – Hedgeserv, Aryzta, KPMG, IBEC Global graduates, Jameson, Guidewire, Engineers Ireland, Car Trawler, Enterprise Rent a Car, Glanbia, Accenture, AOL, Musgrave

Online Presence
Graduates – The importance of an online presence - Guidewire, Glanbia, Jameson, Accenture
CVs & Application Forms
Tips for effective Graduate CVs - Hedgeserv, Engineers Ireland, Jameson, Musgrave, CPL, Citi
Completing Graduate Application Forms: KPMG, IBEC Global Graduates, Glanbia, Aryzta, Accenture, KPMG
Interviewing / Assessment Centres
Competency Based Interviews - ESB, KPMG, Musgrave, Citi, Glanbia, Engineers Ireland
Questions to ask at the end of the interview- Guidewire, Musgrave, Accenture, CPL, ESB, Car Trawler, Engineers Ireland
Succeeding at telephone interviews- Enterprise Rent a Car, CPL, Guidewire

Tips for completing video interviews- Musgrave, IBEC Global Graduates, Aryzta

Group Activity in Assessment Centres – Enterprise Rent a Car, Jameson, Aryzta, Car Trawler, Musgrave
Developing Skills
The importance of extra-curricular activities for students/graduates.  Jameson, Musgrave, KPMG, IBEC Global Graduates, AOL, CPL
The importance of work experience for students and graduates– Engineers Ireland, Guidewire, Glanbia, Aryzta, Musgrave, KPMG, AOL, Citi
Skills Deficits in graduates- Hedgesev, Jameson, Aryzta, IBEC Global Graduates




Vault is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about trends in your industry.

Going Global
Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.
CEI Internships
CEI Internships offers individually verified information and resources to students seeking internships in the US. 
Glass Door
With Glassdoor, you can find out what it's really like to work for over 445,000 companies. Think of it as 'TripAdvisor for jobs'. There are also vacancies and internships advertised on the site.
gradireland Ireland's official graduate jobs and careers website.
Prospects UK
Looking for that perfect career? Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles on

 GradAustralia launched the 2nd Edition of Australia's Top 100 Graduate Employer Guide in 2016. For opportunities in Australia the links below are useful:

UCD Career Zone is a non-credit bearing, self-study optional online module for UCD students. Click on 'UCD Career Zone' above and use your UCD Connect credentials to begin the module.

Key Features:

  • On line module
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere!
  • Students can learn in their own time at their own pace

The on-line module is divided into four sections;

  1. Career planning
  2. Creative job search
  3. Winning job applications
  4. Interview strategy

Each section provides a structured step-by-step approach to the topic such as planning your career or producing an effective CV and contains an introduction and summary as well as built in exercises.

Remember that you can also make an appointment to see a Career & Skills Consultant if you need some help figuring out what to do next!