Record employer demand for NUI Galway Graduate Jobs Fair

Sep 29 2021 Posted: 14:54 IST

University hosts online event to connect businesses with our brightest and best

A record number of top employers are set to showcase career opportunities at NUI Galway’s Virtual Graduate Jobs Fair.

Some 115 companies are taking part in the online event on Tuesday October 5th, vying for the best and brightest to join their ranks.

NUI Galway’s Career Development Centre is urging current students and recent graduates of the University to register for the fair and make the most of the chance to engage with employers.

Students registered on the University’s Careers Connect portal can book their places today.

Marie Laffey, Head of the Career Development Centre at NUI Galway, said: “Our Virtual Graduate Jobs Fair provides students with the opportunity to present their professional side, get comfortable with networking, learn what types of jobs are available in their sector, find out about the skills and experience employers value in a graduate.

“Most importantly it gives students the chance to get their name in front of employers they’d like to work for and hopefully impress them.

“Students also often discover organisations they didn't know much about, so it opens up new career ideas and options.”

NUI Galway’s 2021 Virtual Graduate Jobs Fair has seen an unprecedented level of demand from employers, from all sectors of the economy, who want to connect with our final year and post-graduate students.

NUI Galway’s Virtual Graduate Jobs Fair takes place online on the GraduateLand portal on Tuesday, 5th October from 11am-4pm.

Ms Laffey added: “Our set-up for the Graduate Jobs Fair makes it easy to match students to the employer and offers opportunities for employers to customise their stall with open positions, videos and other marketing collateral while giving them ability to chat with students through web chat or video.

“Ireland had the fastest economic growth in the second quarter of this year, with some forecasts of a post-lockdown boom. There are also signs of labour shortages in many sectors and this means there are an abundant opportunities for graduates. That is also reflected in the demand from employers to attend our Graduate Jobs Fair.”


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