Whether you see yourself working in a structured environment for established companies or are looking to develop your own business, UCD Quinn School will provide you with the skills and knowledge to get a head start in your career. The modern economy demands flexible and adaptable professionals. Our courses have been developed with industry input ensuring your education is fully in line with the current economic business environment.
Where are our graduates?
Graduates from the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business are well regarded by industry, have an internationally-recognised degree and an excellent rate of graduate employment.
In further study
Over the past four years, there has been a 20% increase in the number of Quinn graduates going directly into employment. This is a direct response to an upturn in employment opportunities within the Irish economy and the recognition of the quality of our graduates and the programmes we offer.
Many of our students go on to Masters-level studies to increase their knowledge of a particular subject area, or to improve their technical proficiency in order to improve job opportunities. With the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, we share competencies and educational understanding. The transition for students to a Master’s programme is minimal.
UCD Careers Network
The UCD Careers Network can help you plan for your career, develop your skills and advance your job applications or further study through services such as:
- Company Presentations and Fairs
- CV Workshops
- Interview Seminars
- Graduate Job Opportunities
- Career Advice Meetings
- Further Study Guides
- Psychometric Tests
- Skills Workshop
Jobs and opportunities for UCD Quinn School students are presented from the time they enter college right through to graduation. There are also dedicated job fairs addressing business-only roles for graduates. Visit the UCD Careers Network website to learn more.
Business Mentoring Programme
Stage 2 Commerce, Commerce International and Economics and Finance students are provided access to a mentoring network of College of Business alumni through the Business Mentoring Programme. The programme aims to match experienced business alumni professionals with undergraduate business students. The commitment is a minimum of seven hours across trimester 1 and 2, including a mandatory training session and three meetings with your mentor. This provides students with an opportunity to gain insights into the business and personal skills required to succeed in today’s competitive economy and to increase their employability through development of professional and interpersonal skills.
UCD Quinn Internship Programme
Every year, top-performing students from the Bachelor of Commerce and BSc Economics and Finance courses are accepted onto our UCD Quinn Internship Programme - a credited 9- to12-month paid internship in one of a range of Irish and multinational companies.
Skills obtained from practical work experience placements are highly regarded by employers so this programme is of great benefit for future career prospects. Our programme provides you with an opportunity to put theory and skills learned in the classroom into practice during your degree.
Quinn School Careers Trip to London
Every year a number of Quinn students take the opportunity to travel to London for the annual Careers Trip.
Organised by the UCD Careers and Development Centre, the trip provides access to high-profile organisations such as Goldman Sachs, Deloitte and Morgan Stanley.
The trip also challenges students with intense training on the skills of networking, presenting and case study preparation.