Well actually… they end up in all sorts of places, all over the world. Our latest destinations survey of graduates who completed their degrees between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011 show that apart from NZ, graduates have also found jobs in Thailand, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Singapore, China, Germany and Vietnam.
They have gone into industries such as local and central government, crown entities, tertiary institutions, schools, banking, community health and support services, NGOs, market research agencies, business consultancies, the film industry, publishing, public relations, advertising, media research, telecommunications and digital media.
Jobs titles are wide and varied and include titles such as: account executive, archives assistant, assistant language teacher, assistant translator, broadcast monitor, business intelligence consultant, business support administrator, claims consultant, communications assistant, consular officer, curator collections, digital media consultant, editor, events coordinator, graduate management trainee, historian, intelligence analyst, investigative support officer, assistant librarian, life style facilitator, literacy adviser, marketing assistant, national television collection coordinator, policy analyst, probation officer, project coordinator, recruitment assistant, reporter, researcher, supply chain graduate and tutor – there are many others!
So if you are an arts student wondering where your degree can take you, remember that it’s the transferable skills you develop throughout your studies, not just your subject knowledge, along with your attitude, interests and drive that will take you places.
Here are a couple of good, very recent articles to inspire you!
Get some more ideas by speaking to potential graduate recruiters at our upcoming Campus Careers Expo – not to be missed! Employers include ANZ, Disney International Programs, Lion Nathan, Teach NZ, VSA, Westpac, JET Programme (teaching English in Japan), NZ Council for Educational Research, Department of Corrections and more! Details on CareerHub: http://careerhub.vuw.ac.nz