Securing placement

Shannon Quinn is a third year Communication, Advertising and Marketing Student who is currently on Placement with Norbella Media in Boston. To get a feel for what it is like to go on an international placement, or find out the type of work you would be doing if you are interested in this subject area, watch this video.

Are you looking for relevant work experience, placements or internships but are yet to secure the one you want? In this video, Employability Manager, Brian Byers talks you through his key tips with a focus on developing your own opportunities.

Mollie, a third year BSc Hons Consumer Management and Food Innovation student at Ulster University tells us about her placement year with Food NI.



Graduate Job Search

Laurie Anne Bartsch, graduate of BSc Hons Sociology with Criminology talks you through her journey to securing graduate level employment. It wasn’t easy but good things come to those who keep trying.

Job interviews are something that lots of people struggle with. Thankfully there are some practical tips that can really enhance your performance and land you that job offer. Employability Manager, Brian Byers, goes through his top tips for Job interviews.

Louise and Tim are both Ulster University graduates now working at Citi. Both Louise and Tim joined Citi through their Technology Academy and in this video they provide an insight into the academy and their tips on the application process.



What Are Internships?

Internship programmes come in all shapes and sizes. From first year to graduate opportunities an international opportunities too. Employability Manager, Brian Byers. explains what internships are and some key opportunities for you to get started.

Chris, a BSc Hons Sports Studies graduate completed the Ulster University graduate internship programme: The Professional Experience Programme and in this video he talks how it has helped him transition into the sports industry.

Creating a CV is critical when seeking any kind of job, internship or placement. In this short clip, Employability Manager Brian Byers, gives his top tips for creating the perfect CV.



Work Experience

Creating contacts, building networks and researching employers is easier than ever before. Utilising platforms such as LinkedIn and managing your own online presence in a positive way really makes a difference when looking for new opportunities. Employability Manager Brian Byers explains how to get started.

Recruit is the main portal for advertising work experience opportunities. This short demo explains how you can get the best from Recruit by setting up job alerts and identifying important opportunities.

Each year at the Career Development Centre we hire a student engagement team to support our activities. If you are interesting in finding out more watch this video and make contact with us if you are interested in being considered.