CIT Hosts Careers and Employability Fair > 1st October 11am - 2.30pm
Published on: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
CIT’s Career’s Service is hosting its annual Careers and Employability Fair at the Nexus Hall, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus on Wednesday, 1st October from 11am to 2.30pm. The Fair will feature, some 70 stands, with 65 employers from major national and international companies, SME’s and local firms recruiting suitable students and graduates. Approximately 1,700 students are expected to attend.
The annual Fair provides an excellent opportunity to further develop links between employers, CIT students and staff, and the wider community. It also facilitates a broadened scope for options after third level education for all students and graduates; whether this involves employment, further study, travel or volunteer work.
This year’s Careers & Employability Fair will include Employers who are actively recruiting or providing students with information on opportunities for the future. There will be a dedicated employability clinic where students can get one-to-one advice on enhancing their employability skills, developing a targeted CV and preparing for the working world.
There will also be details on CIT Postgraduate Options providing information on opportunities for progression to 4th level education including research and taught programmes. Information will be available on applying for Postgraduate Teacher Training courses in the UK as well as volunteering opportunities where students can look at voluntary work in Ireland and abroad.
According to Treasa Morgan, Acting Careers Officer, the CIT Careers Service is witnessing an increase in employer engagement on campus each year, which further strengthens CIT graduate employment prospects.
“Our event will feature some 70 stands with 65 employers from major national and international companies, SME’s and local firms recruiting suitable students and graduates. Companies attending are from diverse sectors such as IT, Science, Food, Engineering, Finance and Retail. Exhibitors will include The Musgrave Group, Analog Devices, EMC, VMWare, Glanbia, EY, Kingspan, Boston Scientific, PepsiCo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Many of the companies attending are on-going recruiters of CIT students and graduates.”
BioMarin is one company participating in the CIT Careers & Employability Fair as the company is expanding its workforce in Cork and Dublin and is anxious to meet prospective employees face to face. “The biggest thing about working in biopharmaceuticals is the real focus on the patients and a focus on the science” says Michael O’Donnell, Site Leader, BioMarin. “BioMarin has been developing VIMIZIM, an enzyme replacement drug for the treatment of a rare metabolic disorder, MPS IVA, which can affect all the body’s organs. When you meet patients who suffer from MPS, particularly children, it’s a compelling reason to come to work because you know what you’re doing is treating patients.” He added, “You couldn’t put this patient focused stuff in a brochure because you don’t get the passion and the tangible feeling of what we’re about.”