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Career Conversations: Series 2

Welcome back to Series 2 of Career Conversations! 

We are delighted to share our passion for Career Development with our listeners through this podcast series.

First up, we have a special collection of episodes based around our Virtual Careers Fair which took place on October 15th 2020, with spotlight episodes to help you get to know the Companies who participated in the event!

Available on Spotify, Apple and other podcast platforms!

 

Episode 23: The Washington Ireland Program

Welcome back to Career Conversations! We are kicking off January 2021 with an inspiring episode on what you can do this summer or perhaps a summer in the near future.

The Washington Ireland Program (WIP) was developed initially  in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland and has continually innovated to ensure that leadership, service and community remain centre stage in our frantic world. We are joined for this episode by Caoimhe Ní MhaolagáinCommunity Manager for the Washington Ireland Program, Alumnus of the programme and of the BA in Economics, Politics and Law, DCU (Class of 2018)

One of key challenging questions that Washington Ireland has for you is: “If the future were a book, would you read it or write it?” Is that question stopping you in your tracks? Well, listen to Caoimhe explain the programme, how to apply and how to be involved with WIP all year round. 

Washington Ireland is seeking applicants from all disciplines, all stages of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Enjoy!
 

As always we love hearing from you and thanks for your feedback! You are helping us shape the content of the show.  If you have any suggestions for future episodes please email us at careers@dcu.ie with ‘Podcast’ in the subject line.
 

Episode Recorded 12th January 2021

 


Episode 22: Health & Well-being: As A Career and For Your Career!

In this episode of Career Conversations, our focus is on health and well-being!

Siobhán Murphy, Career Consultant meets with Caroline Mahon, DCU’s Health Promotion Officer to unpack the role health and well-being has in our lives. 

Caroline shares her own career story - how she developed her career in health promotion and why she loves what she does.  

Siobhán and Caroline discuss the benefits of health and well-being for longevity in our careers and the quality of our experience. 

They also discuss how being in a career that we enjoy benefits our own health too.

Episode recorded on 23rd November 2020

 


Episode 21: Meet Amazon

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

All Amazon teams and businesses, from Prime Delivery to Amazon Web Services are guided by four key tenets: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence and long term thinking.


Episode 20: Career Choice: An Insight into life as a Trainee Solicitor

Meet Rosie Callan, a BCL Graduate from 2014. Rosie explains her decision to pursue a Career as a Solicitor and her journey before, during and after college. 

Rosie was recently successful in her exams and will be added to the roll of Solicitors in December 2020.


Episode 19: Meet RSM

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

RSM are one the Ireland's leading firms specialising in audit, tax and consulting services. A fast growing firm with big ambitions!


Episode 18: Meet Medtronic

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Imagine playing a role in changing what it means to live with chronic disease.   Medtronic creates technologies that treat chronic disease in new ways so people can live better and longer.


Episode 17: Meet PKF O'Connor, Leddy & Holmes

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

PKF O'Connor, Leddy & Holmes was established in 1962.  The company is a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisors and provide a full range of compliance and advisory services.


Episode 16: Meet KPMG

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

KPMG has 100+ partners and 3,400 people in Ireland and wants you to achieve the very best in your career. KPMG hire 380 graduates each year from all degrees disciplines to become a Chartered Accountant.


Episode 15: Meet Irish Distillers, Jameson International Graduate Programme

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Irish Distillers offers an award winning graduate programme, the Jameson International Graduate Programme.

If you are looking to kick start your career in marketing on a global stage working for the world's best selling Irish whiskey, this episode is worth listening to!


Episode 14: Meet ESB

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

ESB is Ireland’s foremost energy company and has been supplying energy for over 90 years. 

Their mission is to bring sustainable energy solutions to customers and communities by leading the transition to reliable, affordable and low carbon energy.


Episode 13: Meet DBASS

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Welcome back to Careers Conversations! In this episode, we meet with  Sive Dowling, Marketing Executive with DBASS (Professional Services Firm). 

Sive explains the opportunities to train as an Accountant, the role of technology in DBASS and her top tips when applying to the company.

Recorded: 1st October 2020.


Episode 12: Meet the Court of Justice of the European Union

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries, and settles legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions.

It can also, in certain circumstances, be used by individuals, companies or organisations to take action against an EU institution, if they feel it has somehow infringed their rights.

Listen to this episode to find out about opportunities for Lawyer Linguist and other opportunities.

Recorded: 1st October 2020.


Episode 11: Meet Combilift

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling solutions. 

The driving force behind Combilift’s operations is a desire to deliver innovation in the material handling arena.

Recorded: 1st October 2020.


Episode 10: Meet Accenture

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Accenture is a leading global professional Services company, providing a broad range of services in Strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations with digital capabilities across all of these services.

Recorded: 1st October 2020.


Episode 9: Meet McCann FitzGerald

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms. The firm is owned by 77 partners and employs over 600 people, including 350 lawyers and legal support staff. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the McCann FitzGerald stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

In this episode, Diane Hennessy, Graduate Recruiter at McCann FitzGerald explains how the company helps clients to manage their most significant business transactions, critical disputes and challenging legal issues. 

McCann FitzGerald's reputation is founded on two main pillars – the quality of their service and their ability to attract, develop and retain top legal talent.

Recorded: 1st October 2020.


Episode 8: Meet Fieldfisher

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Fieldfisher is a European law Firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the Fieldfisher stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

Welcome back to Careers Conversations! In this episode we meet with  Karen Dempsey, HR Manager and Rosie Callan, Trainee Solicitor and DCU Alumnus.  

Our guests explain who Fieldfisher is, what it does and how best to apply. They also include their top tips for applying to the company.

Recorded: 1st October 2020.


Episode 7: Meet Ornua

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Ornua are Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and they want you to join their team. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the Ornua stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

In this episode we meet with  James Ducey, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist with Ornua. James explains the global reach of Ornua and what graduates can expect to do as they begin their careers with the company.

Recorded: 23rd September 2020


Episode 6: Meet Ericsson

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Ericsson is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the Ericsson stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

In this episode we meet with Breffni O’Sullivan, Recruiter with Ericsson

Breffni explains Ericsson’s role in Ireland and what graduates can expect to do as they begin their careers. Breffni shares his top tips for making your application.

Recorded: 23rd September 2020

Episode 5: Meet Dillon Eustace

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Dillon Eustace is one of Ireland’s leading law firms focusing on Asset Management and Investment Funds, Banking and Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Employment, Financial Services, Insurance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Taxation. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the Dillon Eustace stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

In this episode we meet with Eimear Dunne, HR Generalist and Kevin Cowhey, Trainee Solicitor (DCU Alumnus) with Dillon Eustace

Our guests unpack what you need to know about Dillon Eustace and share their insights on the role of a Trainee Solicitor. Both our guests share their top application tops.

 

Recorded: 29th September 2020


Episode 4: Meet Nikon

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Meet Nikon, one of the world’s leading optical companies. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the Nikon stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

In this episode we meet with Karl Shine, Technical Recruiter with Nikon

Karl explains Nikon’s role in Ireland and what graduates can expect to do as they begin their careers with with the company. He also shares his top tips for making your application.

Recorded: 29th September 2020


Episode 3: Meet Davy

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

Davy is Ireland's largest stockbroker, with offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and London. Listen to this episode to prepare for a visit to the Davy stand at the DCU Virtual Careers Fair!

In this episode we meet with Sinéad Fogarty, Senior Recruiter and Louise Ryan (Graduate Programme) with Davy.  

Our guests unpack what the company does and share their experiences and top tips for applying for the Davy Graduate Programme.

This episode was recorded on 29th September.


Episode 2: Meet Auxilion

A DCU Virtual Careers Fair Podcast Special

In this episode, meet Auxilion, an award-winning provider of I.T. services in Ireland and the UK.

DCU Careers Consultant, Siobhan Murphy chats with Clara Amarante, People and Talent Partner at Auxilion ahead of the upcoming DCU Virtual Careers Fair taking place on October 15th from 11am to 3pm. 

Episode 2 was recorded on 1st October.


Episode 1: How To Attend DCU's Virtual Careers Fair

Are you a final year or postgraduate student in DCU thinking about your future career?

Don't miss the DCU Virtual Careers Fair on October 15th from 11am to 3pm.

Hear from DCU Careers Consultant Siobhan Murphy and Ibby Mangi from Career Fair Plus on how the fair will run and how to optimise your time with recruiters. This episode contains all you need to know on how to prepare for your interactions with employers and advice on how to get the most from the resources and opportunities provided. If you are thinking about attending, this podcast is not to be missed!

Episode 1 was recorded on 22nd September.


Here's a special taster episode to welcome you back to Series 2 of Career Conversations! 

If you have an idea for a podcast episode email us at careers@dcu.ie