Grad Week

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Leanne Fielding

What/where did you study and when did you graduate? I graduated from Letterkenny Institute of Technology during October 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts(...)

Jessica Phillips: “KPMG is a great training ground where you are encouraged to approach colleagues with questions and draw from their knowledge and expertise.”

What/where did you study and when did you graduate? I graduated from UCD in 2016 after completing my degree – BA (Hons) in business and law. Why d(...)

“Ireland will remain a good place to do business and we expect to have continued demand for talented, ambitious people.” Photograph: iStock

How will Brexit impact on graduate employment and opportunities? The big four accounting firms, which provide services to small, medium and large busi(...)

Mary Buggy: “I became interested in the changes that have occurred in the financial regulation sphere since the financial crisis. So the Central Bank of Ireland was a natural choice for me.”

What/where did you study and when did you graduate? My career trajectory has been somewhat unusual so far. I studied and worked in fashion design pri(...)

Remote working, better holidays, continuous professional development are more important to graduates today than gimmicks such as foosball tables. Photograph: iStock.

With Ireland currently the fastest-growing economy in the eurozone – a trend that is expected to continue, graduates are in prime position to snap up (...)

Interview advice: “Make eye contact, answer the question asked, know when to provide a short answer to a simple question and when to expand on something that interests the interviewer.” Photograph: iStock

The “real world” of work and career requires a lot of adjustment and it can be daunting to start off with. The CV is the key which unlocks the intervi(...)

Kevin O’Neill: “I definitely think coming into a new role with an open mind and a willingness to be flexible helps a lot.”

What/where did you study and when did you graduate? I studied law with philosophy (BCL) in UCD and graduated in 2017. Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed stu(...)

Graduate training programmes offer graduates a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in their chosen career area. Photograph: iStock

Dedicated graduate programmes are increasingly important to recruitment and more companies are going down this route. The following is a selection of (...)

Millennials entering today’s workplaces want to work for diverse firms with a mix of ethnicities, social backgrounds, gender and sexuality. Photograph: iStock

The days of grateful serfs thanking the all-powerful boss for a lump of coal at Christmas are long gone. With the economy continuing to grow, graduate(...)

While companies have been making great attempts to target the class of 2018 with online applications and the chance to do video CVs, the power of face-to-face interaction cannot be underestimated. Photograph: iStock

With Ireland’s economy returning to rude health, graduates are set to be spoiled for choice at this year’s Grad Ireland fair taking place at Dublin’s (...)

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