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Career Opportunities

This programme aims to equip students for employment in three key areas:

(1) Finance Teams
Large Irish and multinational companies have many opportunities in their finance teams. Students who have completed a Smurfit degree are considered by many employers to have developed their accounting and financial management knowledge and skills to a level that means they can make an immediate contribution.

(2) Accounting Practice
Many roles are open in accounting practice to graduates of this programme. Leading accounting services firms will recognise the knowledge and skills developed in this programme.

(3) Funds Accounting/Administration
There are many opportunities in the Dublin International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) for graduates of this programme in fund administration and accounting roles

Smurfit Career Development Centre

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the Smurfit Career Development Centre

Getting Started: Set-up for Success

Building Career Skills & Professional Networks

Success at Interview and Professional Brand Building

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