Almost 100 of the Mid West’s largest employers and businesses returned to the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Moylish Campus this week for the first annual in-person TUS Midwest Autumn Careers Fair since the pandemic.
The event provided employers and students with a unique space to connect with students in person, offering an ideal opportunity to engage with the talented pool of students.
As Covid-19 had limited students’ face-to-face interaction with employers during the past two years, students were delighted to interact in person with different companies once again.
Welcoming the businesses and employers back on campus, President of TUS Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “Our 2022 Autumn Careers Fair is a special and significant one as the first in person fair since 2019. Events like this support the collaborative and effective synergy between industry and TUS across the Mid West region, enhances the overall student experience and brings highly skilled, work ready, graduates face to face with some of the largest employers in the region.”
Aoife Prendergast, Careers & Employability Manager at TUS, said, “The annual autumn careers fair in TUS is the largest event of its kind in semester one. It creates a visible presence for employers on campus, shines a spotlight on employability skills for the Mid West region, and showcases organisations and the range of graduate roles, industry placements, part-time roles and internships opportunities on offer across all disciplines. We are grateful to all the students, the Careers & Employability team, colleagues, employers and student volunteers who made the Autumn Careers Fair a great success. We had a high level of engagement, and it was a fantastic opportunity for our students and graduates to get an insight into what their future careers could consist of.”
Seamus Hoyne, Dean of Flexible & Work Based Learning described the Careers Fair as key to fulfilling TUS’s promise of employability to all students and also demonstrates the active partnerships that continue to strengthen between employers, the wider industry and TUS.
Further information on TUS Careers & Employability can be found here.