65 re­gional com­pa­nies at DkIT ca­reers fair

The Argus - - NEWS -

Dundalk In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (DkIT) wel­comed more than 65 com­pa­nies from across the re­gion of North Le­in­ster-South Ul­ster to its cam­pus to take part in its an­nual Ca­reers & In­dus­try Fair 2018. The event pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to meet face-to-face with top grad­u­ate em­ploy­ers across a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries in­clud­ing Ac­coun­tancy & Fi­nance, Busi­ness, Com­put­ing, Con­struc­tion, En­gi­neer­ing & Tech­nol­ogy, So­cial Sciences, Hos­pi­tal­ity, Health and Science.

Co­or­di­nated by the Ca­reers & Em­ploy­a­bil­ity Of­fice at the In­sti­tute, the Ca­reers Fair 2018 is the flag­ship event on the ca­reers cal­en­dar for DkIT stu­dents. DkIT Pres­i­dent, Michael Mul­vey, PhD com­menced pro­ceed­ings by thank­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tions for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the fair.

‘It is won­der­ful to have such a di­verse ar­ray of or­gan­i­sa­tions here to­day, from large multi­na­tion­als to lo­cal SME’s. This is highly rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the in­dus­try land­scape in our re­gion at this time which presents many in­ter­est­ing and ex­cit­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for our grad­u­ates.

Through our con­sul­ta­tion with in­dus­try, we know that DkIT grad­u­ates are in high de­mand by em­ploy­ers due to a com­bi­na­tion on their strong knowl­edge of the­ory and prac­ti­cal skills re­lated to their dis­ci­plines. Last year, 94% of our grad­u­ates se­cured em­ploy­ment or en­tered full-time study within 9 months of grad­u­a­tion and we know that 89% re­mained in the North Le­in­ster-South Ul­ster. This is an im­mensely pow­er­ful in­jec­tion of tal­ent, bring­ing new ideas, skills and en­ergy to in­dus­try across the re­gion. Op­por­tu­ni­ties such as to­day’s Ca­reers Fair are cru­cial in help­ing our stu­dents make in­formed de­ci­sions about their fu­ture and as­sist­ing them to pre­pare for suc­cess­ful ca­reers ahead.’

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