Wednesday 27th February 2019
12pm – 3pm
IT Sligo Postgraduate Study and Jobs Fair
Hundreds of opportunities on offer…
Thinking about further study? There are in excess of 20 education/training providers being represented on the day.
Seeking employment? Providers of graduate programmes, seasonal, full-time, part-time and work experience will be staffing stands along the concourse.
Considering volunteering or getting more involved in community initiatives? Organisations will be on campus to tell you more.
- Click on the exhibitors on the attached pdf and check out the vacancies or courses on offer.
- Check out the presentation schedule on the attached pdf. Talks are open to everyone so please don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.
Finally some ‘Top Tips’ to ensure you have a positive IT Sligo Careers Fair experience.
- Do your research, it really does pay to do some preparation.
- Think about what you want to get out of the fair, this will be your last chance this academic year to speak with most of these exhibitors face to face on campus.
- Decide which exhibitors you definitely want to visit. Visit your top priority organisations after you have talked with one or two others, this gives you a chance to warm up and build your confidence.
- When you approach recruiters; smile, be purposeful, confident and enthusiastic. First impressions count; smart casual is usually fine, clean and tidy is vital. It is important that you are comfortable, but also be professional. Know what you have to offer; your skills, qualities and experience.
- When visiting employer stands, have some questions prepared about the company. These can be about the recruitment process, what skills and qualities are needed, trends in the profession, and so on. The more informed you are and the more engaged you are, the better impression you will make.
Prepare a mini ‘pitch’. Practice summarising your skills and experience in a few short sentences. E.g. ‘Hi. My name is … and I’ve just started my final year in … at IT Sligo. I have particular strengths in … I notice from your website that you are recruiting. Can you tell me more about this graduate programme and what it involves?
- Don’t rely on others, have your own plan for the event. Make your own positive impression.
- Attend at least one of the short exhibitor led presentations offered throughout the event. The information divulged in these sessions can be invaluable.
- You may find that you refer to contacts you made and the information you found out at this event in future applications and interviews. So, make a note of who you spoke to and find out who you can follow up with after the event. Once you leave an exhibitors stand, move to one side and take a moment to record your findings.
- Follow up with employers within a week of the event. Send a short email and help to refresh the employer’s memory and also reinforce your interest in their jobs.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is aimed at higher education institutions offering further study opportunities and also employers /summer camp providers/voluntary and community organisations, with seasonal, part-time or full time positions for both current and graduating students. To exhibit please register your attendance by completing this booking form: