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UCD Arts and Humanities supports the career readiness of our students by developing attitudes, skills and competencies within discipline-specific learning. We also offer a range of tools and resources to help you navigate the choices you will make after you graduate. We offer advice on postgraduate study, skills training, job application preparation and career advice.

Our graduates are renowned for their strong creative, linguistic and critical thinking skills as well as a research-based approach to problem solving. These skills are much sought after in the rapidly evolving jobs market. Our graduates progress to senior positions across a diverse range of industries, including business, the media, technology, education and the arts, both in Ireland and abroad. 

UCD Careers Network 

UCD Arts and Humanities partner with the UCD Careers Network to offer student centred services at all stages of your degree, helping you to make the right choices as you prepare for your future career. UCD Arts and Humanities has a dedicated Career and Skills Consultant through the UCD Careers Network. The Career and Skills Consultant offers one-to-one consultations for all interested students.  ‌

Alumni Mentorship Programme

We have close ties with our Alumni community and through them students have the opportunity to become part of our Alumni Mentorship Programme. Students participating in the programme are assigned an Alumni Mentor who works in a sector that interests them, offering them advice and guidance on their chosen path. As part of your degree you may choose an elective module, ‘Career Readiness for Arts’, which is designed to help you navigate the graduate recruitment process. In this module you will improve your ability to be effective in the workplace and take ownership of your career. Topics covered include effective job applications, CVs and cover letters; interview techniques; self-awareness, presentation skills; and teamwork.

Events

Students can also attend careers seminars, interview skills workshops and career options advice sessions.
For more information see ucd.ie/careers.

For more on the broad range of careers our Alumni go into, see here. 

Internships

BA Humanities students have the opportunity to apply for a 30 credit academic internship in autumn or spring of their third and penultimate year of their programme. Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue careers across a range of sectors including: media and journalism; arts and culture; government and public sector; law and advocacy; marketing and communications; business and innovation. The internship option at stage 3 represents an exciting opportunity for students to gain experience and explore specific industries that may interest them or gain insights into a particular career path. It also allows students to practically apply the skills and learning they have developed through academic work to a workplace environment.

Information on our internship programme for organisations.

Information on our internship programme for students.

 

UCD is ranked number one in Ireland and 87th in the world in the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.