It’s National Volunteer Week and a time to thank all the volunteers around us. We are lucky to have such kind-hearted, giving and talented people in our communities and we recognise that volunteers make a huge contribution to many New Zealand organisations. Students play their part in volunteering, and in my role managing the Victoria […]

Pulled by jobs

It’s a known fact: many great opportunities/jobs are never advertised. Instead, candidates are called upon by employers directly. When and how to make this happen? Let’s hear and learn from some of our fellow students/graduates… Caitlin – Redwood School Primary School Teacher “I knew finding a teaching job would be difficult, so I set out […]

Looking for an internship or graduate role at the end of the year? Then you’ll need to be clued up about what employers are looking for when recruiting. Do you have business acumen? Are you commercially aware? Do you even know what these terms mean? In all of our discussions with employers, time and time […]

Last year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel guide named Wellington the “Coolest Little Capital in the World”, a catch phrase that had certainly caught the imaginations of everyone who lives here. So what makes this city of ours such a great place to be? For me the beauty of city will always be foremost – the harbour, hills and houses and […]

Every year New Zealand celebrates Leadership Week. This is an annual event for all ages that highlights the value that great leadership provides for our communities. As Sir Peter Blake showed New Zealand, there are leaders and there are dreamers. Leaders make things happen. Dreamers have a vision. The truly special people do both. Victoria […]

Working at a University and managing a service and leadership programme puts me in contact with some amazing individuals who are volunteering. Many students volunteer, from being on the executive of a sports or cultural club to mentoring fellow students. Hours and hours of commitment, working together and having fun. Volunteering helps you be connected […]

It’s starting to get colder which can only mean winter is slowly but surely on its way. Speaking from experience I know the colder months can have a negative impact on the job search as the grey days do make it hard to stay motivated.  One of the ways to combat this is to get […]