Student Hub: Grad Week special supplement

News, views and opinions from Student Hub contributors and Irish Times writers


Autumn is now upon us and, if you are a final-year college student, that can only mean one thing. Employers across the country – and further afield – will be vying for your attention as you prepare to take your first tentative steps into the world of work.

With some time still left to go before thoughts of exams and dissertations take over, you will have plenty of opportunities to visit graduate and careers fairs where you can get some insights into some of the companies you might consider working for in the future. We are here to help answer any questions you may have around entering the world of work. Read on for more or access our dedicated site here.

Graduates entering the best Irish jobs market in over a decade: Some graduates can’t get out of college fast enough. They run out through the gates and into the independent adult world of rent, bills, responsibility – but it’s worth it, they think, for the freedom. Read more here.

Programmes that offer graduates a route into industry: A selection of organisations recruiting graduates explain what they are looking for in their hires. Read more here.

What to look for in a potential employer: What graduates should keep in mind to ensure they end up in the right job. Read more here.

How to get ready for a graduate scheme: Tips for graduates looking to make structured start to their careers. Read more here.

Getting through the interview is key: What do employers expect from candidates as they try to sell themselves in the interview. Read more here.

Patrick Freyne: Britain’s Got Talent is making me want a no-deal Brexit: The Champions: Union Jack thrones, dancing beefeaters, someone dressed like the queen. Maybe it is the queen. Read more here.

Six of the best films to see in cinemas this weekend: Irish Times writers review New this weekend: Ready or Not, The Laundromat, Inna de Yard. Read more here.