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Careers Service for International Students at NCI

Posted by Emma Henderson on 23 June 2014

Watch our short video or read about the careers support we offer students from India, China, Brazil and more.

Interested in studying in Ireland? Wondering what help you can expect from National College of Ireland? In addition to our range of international scholarships and dedicated international office, we also provide a bespoke Careers Service for international students. 

The service is provided through the NCI Career Development & Employability Office, who won the AHECS ‘Excellence in Employability Award’ in both 2013 and 2014. 

To assist you to develop and achieve your career goals, the Careers Office provides a suite of services, which include:

  • Career Presentations and Seminars
  • CV and Cover Letter Advice
  • Assistance with Identifying and Applying for Career Opportunities
  • Interview Skills and Mock Interviews
  • Networking opportunities with employers
  • Developing an online brand

Kate Coughlan, Careers Advisor, said: 

“We recognise our international students require assistance with the challenges of a new employability landscape. What sets our service apart is our proactive, hands-on approach. We ensure any student going for an interview will have a mock interview with the Careers Office first. We are available and visible from your first day until you leave us. 

We also recognise that each student is different and as such, may require more help in one area more than another. By the end of term, each student will have a professional CV aimed to their target market, a proficient LinkedIn presence and the knowledge on how to job search effectively. Each student needs to engage with the Careers Department to do this of course, and make the most of what is on offer." 

Watch our short video to learn more about the services we provide for International students, and to hear from Indian students Vrushali and Pankaj about their experiences at NCI.



Need more information? Read about becoming an international student at National College of Ireland, or email us on for more. Did you find this blog post helpful? If so, why not check out Okwori's experiences of life in Europe or read about Vishwajeet's successes in the Irish job market. 

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Topics: Student Services at NCI, International Students, Student Life, Career Tips