Congratulations to Chiasma Wellington, which was launched at Te Papa last night.
“Chiasma is New Zealand’s premier student-led organisation that fosters connections between science and business, connecting university students to high-tech industries.”
The Wellington chapter is “dedicated to growing better links between students and industry, in order to produce students with industry relevant skills and to retain highly skilled employees in the Wellington region”.
At the launch, the two fantastic motivation speakers were Helen Anderson (NIWA/BRANZ) and Andrew Coy (Magritek) – highlighted the importance of networking to widen your understanding of career opportunities, to build valuable contacts and to take up new experiences and going outside of your comfort zone.
For current students or recent graduates in science, engineering and industrial design, be sure to check this out
Prepare yourself for networking. There are numerous websites you can google for tips. Take a look at this link from job-seekers-edge.com on networking for a job.
Why not sign up on CareerHub to attend a workshop to explore networking strategies. Vic Careers also has a tip sheet on networking.