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Student Employability

What is Employability?

How can I make the most of my time in CIT?

I want to increase my Employability while at college.

Tip: Make an appointment with a Careers Advisor to develop your own 3-4 Year Employability Plan!

What are Employability Skills?

The Perfect 10 Employability Skills

Employability Skills Audit

take part in the CIT Joint Mentorship Programme!

What is the CIT Joint Mentorship Programme?

  • It is a voluntary activity open to all CIT students, and facilitated by the CIT Alumni Office and CIT Careers Service. 
  • The programme matches Mentees (CIT Students) with Mentors in relevant roles and organisations, and they connect at least six times during the academic year.
  • It will assist you with your personal and career development.

What is Mentoring? Mentoring focusses on enhancing an individual’s personal and professional skills and potential, while also developing industry awareness and knowledge.

The Mentoring Partnership

  • Each mentoring relationship involves two people to facilitate an exchange of business experience, knowledge, expertise and career advice.
  • A mentorship pair consists of a Mentor (CIT Alumni or other professional) and Mentee (CIT Student).
  • Mentor – Acts as a role model for the student and is willing to enhance the student’s development through guidance, support and the sharing of professional knowledge and insight.
  • Mentee – The student is the recipient of the shared knowledge and expertise from the Mentor.  The Mentee actively engages with the Mentor in order to learn new skills and develop their own professional potential.

How long does the programme last? The CIT Joint Mentorship Programme will run for six months from November 2019 to April 2020.

What’s involved & what are the benefits?

  • Meet your Mentor at a launch event in CIT in October/November 2019.
  • Meet or have contact with your Mentor once a month from November 2019 to April 2020.
  • Attend a closing event and receive a certificate of completion in April 2020.
  • Fit the programme around your schedule – it’s not time consuming.
  • Get to know some employers and make professional contacts.
  • Find out what it’s like to work in a particular area.
  • Build self-confidence and understand your skills and abilities.

Examples of companies involved in the programme: Dell EMC, Boston Scientific, Pepsico, PM Group, EY, Depuy Synthes, The Fota Collection, Janssen, Johnson Controls, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, ESBi and more!

How do I apply? Please contact careersadmin@cit.ie for a copy of the application form.