Speaker: Patrick McGranaghan
- Ask about the specific roles that are available, show queen interest.
- Dress to impress on the 1:1 booking.
- LinkedIn profile must be completed —- employers search this.
- Be honest with recruiters, they can tell if you are lying.
- Give module names and marks.
Local and Global internship & placement hacks
check out the EDGE Award for extra curricular activities eg Cultural Awareness
Industrial work placement:
- This should be relevant to your degree. The university will now have new levels of flexibility. you will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) at graduation.
- These help you explore potential career paths, gain invaluable work experience to boost your CV, develop vital transferable skills, build industry networks and get a taste for the real world of work.
Internships are also a great option.
These are the levels of flexibility offered by the university to ensure we gain the best experience for achieving the Diploma in Professional Practice.
- Professional Work Placement: 12 month placement (25 weeks) or an enhanced flexibility for full-time and part-time work/combination of shorter placements.
- Civic and economic.
When and how to apply?
Sooner rather than later. Have your CV and application into the employers sooner rather than later. Doing this will also take the pressure off you.
UUConnects can help with getting an Ulster mentor – worldwidehttps://www.ulster.ac.uk/alumniandsupporters/volunteer/mentoring
Ways to find placement
- Handshake offers live vacancies.
- The Employability & Careers Department.
- Go Global Go.
- Global Expression of Interest.
- Placement Queries can be sent to Placements@ulster.ac.uk.
Try to arrange a follow up with any employers after the 1:1 if possible if they are willing of course! It will leave a very good impression.