UL CAREER FAIRS 2020 / GRADUATE RECRUITMENT 2020/21
Thursday 8th October: UL Graduate Careers Fair 2020
Virtual Careers Fair Platform - GraduateLand (further information will be announced closer to the date)
Times: 12-4pm each day
This year sees a change in the delivery of the Fair from a one-day on-campus event to a virtual event hosted on a Virtual Careers Fair Platform. The date above was agreed in consultation with the other Irish universities. We would recommend early booking as there is a significant amount of logistics required for the set-up of Virtual Careers Fair platforms.
We expect to attract more than 3,500 students and graduates from all disciplines over the course of the day.
Booking Procedure: If you would like to participate in one of the Career Fairs, log in to CareersConnect before the 31st August to complete your booking.
Employers: Registration for the Careers Fair opens in May every year for Exhibitors. Check the Step-by-Step Guides for details on how to register, post vacancies, and retrieve a password reminder:
Students: For those of you who have never attended a virtual Careers Fair (or Recruitment Fair), this provides you with a unique opportunity to meet with many employers who plan to recruit graduates in the year 2020/21. Some of these employers will also have immediate vacancies to fill. We will have more than 150 organisations participating in the Fair. There will be large and small companies, local, national and international companies, across all disciplines. What they have in common is an interest in meeting students who may be potential employees in 2021. Details of participating companies are available on our Careers Fair WebApp, that will be online from September 2020.
The Careers Fair gives you the opportunity to:
Make initial contact with leading graduate employers in many sectors of industry and commerce.
Get expert advice on what a career with a particular company might involve and how you can get the job you want.
Collect company information to help you compare companies.
Determine which organisation you would like to join.
To make the best of this opportunity you will need to be prepared. Few employers will offer you a job on the spot, but if you make the right impression, this will be to your advantage at the interview stage. Here are some tips to help you on the day:
Do some research on companies you want to see. Read the company entries on the Careers Fair WebApp carefully and check the company websites.
For help in preparing a CV, attend the many online CV Live Chats Workshops during the semester.
Book a slot to have your CV checked on our online CV Clinics on CareersConnect.
Make a note of the names of any contacts you make on the day.
Think about your strengths and skills and be able to tell an employer what you have to offer.
Think about what questions you want to ask them: What vacancies do they have? What are their requirements? What training opportunities do they provide?
Be sure to make contact with the less well-known organisations also as they often have very challenging opportunities to offer.