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Career Conversations: Series 2

Welcome back to Series 2 of Career Conversations! 

We have an exciting season ahead and we are looking forward to sharing our passion for Career Development with our listeners.

First up, we have a special collection of episodes to help students to prepare for our upcoming Virtual Careers Fair, with spotlight episodes to help you get to know the participating Companies!

 

DCU will be hosting its first ever Virtual Careers Fair on the 15th of October from 11am to 3pm.  We are calling all Final Year and Postgraduate DCU students to download the Careers Fair Plus App from Google Play and Apple Store and register for the Virtual Fair. 

Available on Spotify, Apple and other podcast platforms!

 

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