Employability & Careers are delighted to introduce students to the all-new Handshake Platform
Handshake not only helps you search and apply for opportunities, it enhances your connections and helps you expand your network. In a competitive labour market your connections, networks and visibility become even more important so the timing could not be better.
As well as graduate jobs there are several forms of work experience ranging from part-time or summer work, shadowing, volunteering, insight weeks or employer open days, freelancing, industrial placements and internships.
In this section you'll find our top tips and resources on finding different types of work experience as well as graduate opportunities.
Year long placement
A Year-long Placement year gives Ulster Students valuable industry-related experience in the third year of a degree programme. Depending on your course Year-long placement may be optional or compulsory. It must be approved by your placement tutor and when you complete the placement successfully, you return to final year and will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) at graduation.
Using Handshake to find graduate jobs
One of the questions you may ask about your Graduate Job Search is “Where do I start”? The answer to that is Handshake
Handshake is our new platform for connecting you with opportunities, employers and other students and graduates.
Watch this short guide on using Handshake and get started up updating your profile:
Internships & Insights
The benefits of completing an internship are boundless – they provide you with invaluable insights into organisations and help you gain employability skills and make your CV and job applications stand out to employers. No matter what year you are in it’s never too early or late to start thinking about applying for an internship. Check out current opportunities via the link below:
Ulster University is increasing the number of paid, on campus jobs that are open to students. Faculties and departments across the University will be advertising a range of part time, term time and casual opportunities. All opportunities are paid £8.65 per hour and opportunities will be across a range of different areas including events, marketing, administration and much more.
You can keep up to date with Campus Jobs via Handshake and you can also set up weekly email alerts to your preferred email address.