More than 15 companies, all actively recruiting third-level graduates, will visit NUI Galway on Wednesday March 30 for the Graduate Recruitment and Opportunities in the West Careers Fair (GROW ).
Some of Ireland’s leading recruiters of university graduates will be in attendance, including Fidelity Investments, Medtronic, Cisco, and Mazars. However, unique to this event, is the range of local and newly established businesses actively seeking talented and qualified graduates, including Bioware (a division of EA Games ), Cambus Medical, CSN Stores and Lumension.
All exhibitors are particularly keen to meet and recruit NUI Galway graduates from a wide range of disciplines including business, science, engineering, languages and IT.
“With all the doom and gloom it is refreshing to know that in the West of Ireland organisations are actively recruiting,” says Deirdre Sheridan of the NUI Galway Career Development Centre. “This is the perfect opportunity for alumni and current students to meet with local employers to explore graduate opportunities available on our doorstep, and hopefully kick-start a career in the West of Ireland. My advice for all visitors is to come prepared, with a CV in hand and be ready to network with potential employers.”
Visitors on the evening can also get useful hints and advice to develop their CVs from NUI Galway alumni, whilst the NUI Galway Alumni Association will also be present throughout the evening to help ‘match’ individuals with a mentor in their chosen career area. Information on volunteering and postgraduate opportunities will also be available.
The event is being organised by the NUI Galway Career Development Centre, in conjunction with the NUI Galway Alumni Association. GROW, which is supported by Galway Chamber and IDA Ireland, takes place from 5pm to 7pm in the Orbsen Building, accessible via Distillery Road.
Further information and details, including a full list of exhibitors are available from the Career Development Centre website www.nuigalway.ie/careers/events html