MyCareer: Graduates Data Statement

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Use of Data Statement: Graduates

Using MyCareer: how your personal information will be used

MyCareer is a service that enables recent graduates to sign up for a range of career development supports offered by the Careers Service.  Graduates within two years of the promulgation of your final results can access the service. 

  • Graduates who receive their final exam results in June, September and November 2020 can request access to the system until August 2022.
  • Graduates who received their final exam results in June, September and November 2019 can request access to the system until August 2021.
  • Graduates who received their final exam results in June, September and November 2018 can access to the system until August 2020.

The service allows you to:

  • book one-to-one appointments with a careers consultant;
  • reserve a place at a careers event, e.g. workshops, Career Fairs, employer presentations;
  • browse the latest jobs and funding and scholarship opportunities notified to the Service;
  • setup a personalised dashboard for receiving notifications and communications from the Service.

How is MyCareer managed?
Behind the service is TARGETConnect, an online system provided and hosted by Group GTI. The Careers Service within Student Support & Development in Dublin City University (DCU) uses the system to manage appointments, events, the administration of job vacancy and scholarship and funding submissions and employer-client relations. DCU is the data controller. The DCU Data Protection Officer is contactable at

Group GTI acts as the University’s data processor and only has access to the system to investigate support issues (a use of data statement from Group GTI is included at the end of this document). The University retains overall responsibility for all data within the student database, and Careers Service staff manage the system on a day-to-day basis by updating the appointments and events calendars, approving registration of organisations who wish to collaborate with us, approving registration of recent graduates who wish to access the system and managing the opportunities submitted to the Service.

The University’s contract with Group GTI explicitly defines the security levels that are in place to prevent unauthorised access; it also makes explicit mention that confidential information will not be made available to any third party, and that personal data is processed only within the terms of the contract agreed with the University. Data is processed to deliver a tailored careers service to users.

What personal information do graduates provide for MyCareer?
In order for MyCareer to work properly, some personal data needs to be input into the system. This is necessary because MyCareer is only accessible to DCU students and graduates.

To access MyCareer as a graduate you need to register for an account.
Before graduation, the Careers Service will email you with details of how to continue to access MyCareer following graduation.  You will need to register for an alumni (graduate) account giving relevant details so we can identify you as a legitimate DCU graduate.

Accessing MyCareer
Once you have registered and set your password you can login to MyCareer. You will be prompted to set your profile preferences. Your personal preferences help you get the best out of the system, as you can choose the types of jobs and career areas that interest you and receive email alerts when new job vacancies, scholarships and funding are added which match your profile. It also enables you to sign up for updates from the Careers Service. You remain in full control of your information and can adjust your preferences as often as you like or, if you prefer, completely opt out of receiving any updates from the Service.

Only Careers Service staff can view your profile and activities. The information you provide is retained confidentially within the Service for the duration of your studies plus three years since any activity.

Accessing your personal data
You can access your personal data and activity with the Careers Service or MyCareer by submitting a query via MyCareer or emailing

How you can help us improve MyCareer
Occasionally we may conduct surveys which are optional. We use this anonymised information to help to report to senior management and as part of our annual planning process to improve the services that we provide and to ensure that we conform to institutional, and AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) quality standards.

If at any stage you are not happy with the quality of our services please contact the Head of the Careers Service, Yvonne McLoughlin ( or telephone 01-7005163).

How is involved in MyCareer?
Although both and TARGETConnect (branded as MyCareer at DCU) are provided by the same company (Group GTI) they are separate products. The only connection is that there is an option for you to register for when you set up your profile on the MyCareer system. is a careers information provider that we recommend to students; should you wish to sign-up you will receive regular careers information and advertiser updates from Group GTI and its associated businesses if you register for

Remember, if you want to register for you have to opt in to do so, there is no obligation to register with the website - it’s entirely your choice.

The full Terms and Conditions for the service offered by GTI are available here

What about opportunities advertised on MyCareer - are these vetted?
The Careers Service undertakes some basic checks to try to establish that organisations registering with us are legitimate and offering genuine opportunities for our students and graduates. At times, checks carried out include checking that organisations are registered on the Companies Registration Office ( website, and stipulating that organisations placing opportunities with us must accept our advertising terms and conditions before publishing their opportunities.

Please note that essentially it is your responsibility to ensure that organisations with which you interact respect your personal information and rights to privacy. Please take the time to research the organisations and opportunities you see advertised on MyCareer before contacting them. It would be most irregular for a recruiter to request your bank details.

The Careers Service, DCU accepts no responsibility for the manner in which participating organisations will use your information, however if you feel that an organisation is not meeting its obligations as stated in our terms and conditions - either in the advertisement itself or in any dealings you have with them - please inform us as soon as possible by emailing or contacting on 01-7005163.

Full Group GTI Data Statement
GTI provides TARGETConnect (branded MyCareer for DCU), an appointment, opportunity, employer, student, graduate and event management system for higher education institution careers services. It is a cloud hosted system provided for careers services. The Data are stored in a secure datacentre.

A copy of the DCU Data Privacy Policy can be accessed here

Any queries on this statement, please contact


June 2020.