NUI Galway Graduate Jobs Fair takes place this October

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A graduate jobs fair this October in Galway is set to play host to some major organisations from business, industry and the voluntary sector.

The NUI Galway Graduate Jobs Fair, held in the Bailey Allen Hall, on Monday, 11 October from 12.30-4pm, will showcase graduate employment opportunities for graduates from all disciplines, with a diverse number of fields such as accountancy, IT, law, science, retail, consultancy and many other sectors represented.

As well as providing employers with potential employees of the future, visitors at the event can attend presentations, information sessions and participate in a mock assessment centre.

The jobs fair is an excellent opportunity for graduates to gain advice and information from career and HR professionals by attending seminars to develop CVs and perfect interview techniques. Local employers such as Creganna, Medtronic, Cisco, Boston Scientific, and SAP will attend, in addition to international companies, including Accenture, Abbott, KPMG and Lidl.

High demand

“Demand for NUI Galway graduates remains high, reflecting on their excellent employability status. The current economic climate does, of course, present challenges; to be employed is to be at risk but to be employable is to be secure. Building on the success of the NUI Galway ALIVE Volunteering Programme, we have also invited organisations who provide volunteering opportunities which help develop key transferable skills and further enhance graduate employability. There will also be an opportunity to get information on post-graduate programmes available in NUI Galway,” said John Hannon, head of NUI Galway’s career development centre.

Event organiser Deirdre Sheridan advises those planning on attending the Jobs Fair that their main objective on the day is to secure their first graduate job and she advises graduates to bring an up-to-date CV and have it reviewed at the CV Clinic to get feedback on how to package and sell all your experiences to date.

Details on exhibitors are available from the website.

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