GMIT careers fair to highlight employment opportunities
By Sinead Farrell
The GMIT careers fair will take place on Tuesday October 9 on the campus at Dublin Road, Galway. It is estimated that more than 50 companies and professional organisations will pitch up individual standS at the event to help students graph the latest career trends and job opportunities. There will also be information provided about postgraduate prospects in terms of study, placement options, internship routes, and volunteering opportunities.
Somewhere in the region of 1,000 students are expected to visit the various stands and workshops on the day and will be availble for viewing from 12 noon until 3pm. Presentations will also take place covering topics such as ‘teacher training in the UK’, ‘professional accountancy careers’, ‘job opportunities with INTEL’, and many more. Professional recruiters will be on hand throughout the day to dispense advice to students. CV clinics will be open on the day where students can get vital tips on how to compose a CV.
The companies on show will include: Avaya International, Cisco Systems, Goodman Medical, Gradireland, ICE Group, Lidl Ireland, Ericsson, Lotus Engineering, Medtronic, RSM Farrell, SAP, Valeo, Procter & Gamble and many others. A number of providers of postgraduate study programmes from the various universities will have stands at the event along with representatives from professional volunteering organisations.
Bridie Killoran, Careers Officer, GMIT, says: “Everybody knows it’s not easy to get a job in today’s environment but this careers fair is a fantastic opportunity to find out where the growth areas are and generate ideas for what you can do once you graduate. Only 25 per cent of the jobs are advertised and the challenge is to find out about a job when it is not advertised.”