The Careers and Appointments Department at DBS recently held its biggest ever Careers Fair. The focus of the Fair was on Internships, Volunteering and Work Aboard options for DBS students and recent graduates. 26 employers attended the day and the event was held at our new Castle house location on George’s Street.
Completing an internship is one of the best ways for students to ensure they have the skills graduate employers need. Work related learning is more important now than ever before with over 64% of employers believing that it is the most effective way for students to develop core soft skills according to GradIreland’s Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey 2010. Many of the employers who attended the Careers Fair had internship opportunities to discuss including AIESEC, Intelligent Building Controls, GradIreland, IBEC, FAS, Deloitte and CAMARA.
With employers increasingly seeking to recruit graduates who have “made a difference”, Volunteering is a fantastic way for students to gain experience and add value to their CV. There was a variety of organisations offering volunteering options to the students on the day including Volunteer Centre Ireland, Habitat for Humanity, Total Fundraising, Crime Victims Helpline, SHINE and Le Cheile, to name just a few.
For those students looking to get away from it all, broaden their horizons and experience new cultures the College had an array of organisations promoting their work abroad options with opportunities stretching all four corners of the globe. These included USIT, TEFL, I-to-I, Go 4 Less, AIESEC, EIL Intercultural Learning and Campleaders USA.
We also showcased a variety of graduate employers who came to promote their graduate and internship programmes. These included Statestreet, Deloitte, Lidl, BNY Mellon and First Ireland.