UCD Careers Network joins the dots between your time at University and your future career

Begin your journey by telling us which statement best describes what your plan is for life after UCD.
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No Plan

It's never too late to take your first steps towards a rewarding career.

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Watch our "5 Minutes on Career Planning" video.
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 Click here!

UCD Careers Network YouTube video on career planning.

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Explore Roles and Sectors
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Find out about roles and sectors related to your degree with Gradireland and Prospects.

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Figure Out What Interests You!
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Learn about the types of roles and work environments that would best suit you with Profiling for Success.

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Get Involved
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Take up some co-curricular activities and start working towards a UCD Advantage Award 

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Vague Plan

The Careers Network can help fill any gaps in your career plan and sharpen your focus.

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Research your Career(s) of Choice
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Research your career(s) of choice using websites such as GradirelandProspects and TargetJobs.  Check out CareersConnect for careers information events that may be of interest.

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Get experience
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Get experience through work shadowing, career mentoring, internships, part-time work, volunteering or a semester abroad.

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Create a Linkedin Profile
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Connect with alumni of your course on Linkedin and find out what they are doing now.

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Enhance your employability
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Start to build your professional network and enhance your employability skills by signing up for our employer-led Skills for Working Life programme.

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Clear Plan

It's great to have a clear career plan, here are some steps you can take to further your plan and prepare a backup plan.

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Attend graduate recruitment events
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Come along to recruitment presentations and recruitment fairs on campus. For details of upcoming events log in to CareersConnect.

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Hone your Interview Skills
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Get your CV in shape
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Watch our “5 minutes on Effective Applications” video and get some great CV and cover letter tips here.

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Ask for help if you need it
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If you need help with any aspect of your career planning, job search or next steps after UCD remember that the Careers Network is here to help. Make an appointment for a 1-2-1 consultation here.

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