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Student Support & Development

Career and Workplace Skills Series

This programme of skills sessions is facilitated by the DCU Careers Service and covers a range of topics from exploring your career options and learning key workplace skills, to developing an understanding of employer recruitment processes.

All students are welcome to attend. For those students participating in the Silver Engage Award, you must attend 2 Career and Workplace Skills Sessions in total as part of the Silver Engage Award.

Silver Engage Award participants must complete a reflection piece about these sessions in order to be eligible for the award. 

Semester Two skills sessions will be delivered via hybrid (online and face to face)

See full details on the Semester Two sessions below:


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Career and Workplace Skills Sessions

Professionalism in the Workplace
Thursday 26th January, 1-1.45pm

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  • Communicating effectively
  • Managing expectations
  • Goal setting in the first year of work


Create a stand out CV
Thursday 2nd February, 1-1.45pm

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  • Understanding CV format and layout
  • Developing relevant content for your CV
  • Tailoring your CV for specific roles
  • What makes an outstanding CV
  • What employers want from a CV


Interview Skills
Thursday 9th February, 1-1.45pm

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  • The format of an interview
  • How to answer interview questions effectively
  • Tips for Online interviews


Designing Your Career
Thursday 16th February, 1-1.45pm

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  • Building a successful career, introduction to a model for career planning. 
  • Attract employers with your skills and strengths    
  • Navigate your career, learn techniques to help you succeed
  • Well-being and careers, how to incorporate


Managing your health and wellbeing at work
Thursday 23rd February, 1-1.45pm
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  • Making the transition out of university and into the workplace
  • Resilience skills