We’ve recently formed a partnership with Outward Bound which gives students on the Victoria Plus Programme an opportunity to complete the 21 day course at a heavily reduced price. Eight Victoria University students recently took advantage of this awesome scholarship. Here’s what Laura Parker who’s studying towards a BCom had to say about the experience: […]

There’s been a bit in the media lately about the relative merits (or otherwise) of social enterprise. To some, social enterprise is the panacea for an under-funded community sector; a way to decrease community organisations’ dependence on donations and government funding. To others, social enterprise is merely green-wash; a way for businesses to profit from […]

Liz Ryan has worked in HR since 1980, is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and is a contributor to Forbes.com and LinkedIn. She’s written an article titled “Ten things I look for in a job candidate”. Here’s an abbreviated version of her […]

“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, […]

Like most of my friends I’ve been glued to my screen for the past few months reading the latest news in our seemingly fast deteriorating world. I know it’s not good for me to dine on disaster but it’s just so darn engaging (damn you Trump!). As an antidote to apocalyptic headlines I came across […]

“Don’t worry if your first job isn’t where you want to be – the important thing is to start somewhere” Starting with such sound advice, this article from the Guardian goes on to identify five tips for people entering the workforce: Get as much work experience as possible Keep an open mind when it comes to […]

The beginning of the academic year is a pretty full on time for staff and students so the Easter break provided a welcome opportunity to rest, reflect and re-charge. While I was on my break I got to thinking about work-life balance. Employment New Zealand define this as: “…effectively managing the juggling act between paid […]