Graduates from the UCD Quinn School are highly sought after in a range of fields such as accounting, banking and finance, management consulting, marketing, business operations, and technology, along with the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Increasingly, our graduates are among an entrepreneurial elite who are leading the way in a varying range of industries including financing, sport, technical, transportation, pharma and cosmetics.
Whether you see yourself working in a structured environment for established companies or are looking to develop your own business, the UCD Quinn School will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to start your career.
Graduates from the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business are well regarded by industry, have an internationally-recognised degree and have an excellent rate of graduate employment. The most recent Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020 reported:
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We pride ourselves in on our industry connections and have approximately 112,000 UCD business alumni shaping business practice around the world. Many leading organisations and alumni visit the school throughout the academic year for presentations and networking opportunities with our students.
A number of career focused initiatives support our students during their time at the UCD Quinn School of Business to prepare them for their future career.
These initiatives inlude: The Quinn Internship Programme; The Quinn Mentoring Programme; and the Quinn Finance London Careers Trip. Career activities are supported by the UCD Careers Network.
Additional information is available on this page.
UCD Quinn Internship Programme
The UCD Quinn Internship Programme provides students with an opportunity to put theory and skills learned in the classroom into practice during their degree. The UCD Quinn Internship Programme is an optional programme which Commerce and Economics
& Finance students can apply to participate in. We have partnered with a range of companies from multinational professional services ﬁrms to local enterprises, to offer paid internships across a range of business disciplines. Our partners have recognised the high calibre of students coming from the Quinn School and increasingly consider these internship opportunities as a fundamental part of their graduate recruitment strategy.
Business Mentoring Programme
The UCD Quinn Business Mentoring Programme is an optional programme for students in second year across all undergraduate programmes in the UCD Quinn School. This is a six-month programme where undergraduate student mentees are matched with experienced UCD School of Business alumni mentors based on mentor expertise and career areas of interest to the mentees. The mentoring partnership 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 confidence and employability through development of professional and interpersonal skills. 90% of students who take part in the mentoring programme felt they had improved their professional skills.
Quinn School Careers Trip to London
Every year a number of Quinn students take the opportunity to travel to London for the annual Finance Careers Trip. Organised by the UCD Careers Network, 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.
UCD Careers Network
The UCD Careers Network supports students to plan for their career and develop skills in advance of 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.