Careers and Postgraduate Fair 2015

Huge demand for LYIT graduates – biggest ever Careers event in Northwest!

The annual Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair which is hosted by the LYIT Careers Service will take place on Monday, 19 October 2015, from 12 noon – 3 pm at the Sports Hall, An Dánlann.  The Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fairs supports all LYIT students, graduates and adults considering their career options during and after studies. These options could include graduate employment, self-employment, postgraduate studies, voluntary work and travel.  In addition to meeting employers and postgraduate course providers, attendees will be able to avail of advice from the many professional bodies in attendance including education, engineering, accountancy to name but a few.

The level of interest amongst exhibitors looking to attend the 2015 event has been phenomenal, a sure sign that there is an increasing demand for graduates and a steady increase in the range of opportunities on offer.

Companies will attend from various sectors including IT, pharmaceutical, finance, retail, telecommunications amongst others.  Many companies continue to return each year including Pramerica, Randox, Sita, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Bank of Ireland, PWC to name but a few. In addition, we are delighted to welcome new additions including Aldi, Eir, Gartan Technologies, GSK amongst others.

In addition to graduate employment opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a broad range of postgraduate course providers from Ireland and UK with offerings ranging from sports therapy to human rights law!

The value of having voluntary work experience on one’s CV/personal statement is well acknowledged and for those looking to develop their employability skills, there will be a number of voluntary groups including Donegal Volunteers in attendance offering a wide range of opportunities.

In addition to the main event, we are delighted to offer the following:

CV Clinic – staffed by careers experts, you will have the opportunity to have your CV/personal statement reviewed free of charge, so, if you are looking for part time work, graduate employment or are applying to a postgraduate course, why not avail of this service?

Careers Seminars – there will be a host of seminars taking place on the day on ever popular careers related topics.  Seminars this year include the following – careers in accountancy, teaching as a career, using LinkedIn in your Job search, Tips for success with Aptitude tests, Teaching English in Japan and a presentation on the prestigious Washington - Irish Programme.  Click here for more information.

Jobs Wall and Videos – Watch out for the Jobs Wall in the main hall which will feature vacancies from companies that  are unable to attend.  Also, check the plasma screens throughout the Letterkenny and Killybegs campuses for general information on the Fair and some employer recruitment videos

For information on who will be taking part in the 2015 Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair, please click here.

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:56:00 BST


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