“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Time and again I hear this statement repeated when people are talking about finding work. Indeed it’s certainly been my experience – six of the seven jobs I’ve had since completing my studies have come through my networks. So if the work you do in lectures, […]

I am the worst sick person ever. I whinge. I tell every single person I meet that I’m on my last legs. I cough and snort and splutter. Most people around me are sick with the same thing, but no, I’m the sickest. But this last week, while leaning over a steaming bowl of eucalyptus, […]

What would possess me, a seemingly sensible, well-paid public servant to throw in the towel and take to the road with a new business venture? Founding Welcome Tours means coming full career circle for me. As a teenager I studied at polytech with the aim of becoming a tour operator. A placement with sightseeing legend Wally Hammond introduced me […]

Are you good at networking? Do you approach people at events? Do you only stick to people you know? Do you avoid talking to new people where you can help it? I was reading an article on Stuff this month called New Zealanders don’t mingle well at parties. Why? Even though the article was based around […]

It’s Leadership Week at Victoria and we encourage you to think about how you can develop your own leadership. To help you discover what sort of leader you want to be, there are many opportunities on campus to participate in leadership roles. Check out the Get Involved web page and look for roles such as Campus Coach, […]

Some days in the office, I have up to three coffees before lunch time. To me, this is an improvement on the habit I picked up during my first year of university when I couldn’t even bear to walk into my 9am lecture without a 500ml can of V in my hand. It didn’t help […]

Use an ePortfolio What can you do with an ePortfolio ? An ePortfolio gives you a storage and sharing tool for your thoughts, ideas and self-written articles about your activities and experience. It’s like writing a blog to your future self; it’s a learning journal; a professional development tool; your achievement record. You can share it, […]