With next week’s Campus Careers Expo (5th May) and ICT Careers Expo (6th May) fast approaching, have you set a reminder in your calendar to attend:  https://careerhub.vuw.ac.nz/students/events/search?query=&eventType=451&campus= Get a head start in the competitive graduate and internship market.  Careers fairs are held for students to meet employers in their industry and to explore career […]

Need inspiration? If you’re searching for some inspiration to advance your career, here are quotes to motivate and excite you about your career: So many of our dreams first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve The only person you are destined to […]

Chinese New Year 2016 welcomes in the year of the Monkey on February 8. What does this means for you? Make this is the beginning of anything you want. Take note, if this is your zodiac sign. The Monkey is an intelligent, witty, and inventive animal. They are problem solvers, working with their group while simultaneously […]

Every time you download a mobile app, you eliminate a task of someone’s job?  Technology is taking jobs away, as billions of apps are lots of jobs.  New sectors still require people to invent technology and people with skills to work in the industry, so education is the key to future jobs – says Thomas […]

Want to know how to make hard choices?  E.g. Which career should I pursue? Should I live and work in the city or out in the country? What should I eat for breakfast? Ruth Chang, a philosopher, talks about how big decisions can be agonizingly difficult and says that it’s because we think about them […]

Take a moment in your busy day to relax and enjoy a quick quiz. I came across this interesting quiz with some well-known quotes from famous people.  These motivational quotes can inspire you and change your perspective in life.  Or just to find out something you don’t already know of. Test yourself:  Do you know […]

A vital component of a first impression can be your warm smile and a good hand shake.  The hand shake seems a simple, common sense physical gesture when you meet someone, but important in your job search, in business and in life. It tells many things about a person and their professional image.  A firm […]

Making career decisions can be nerve racking.  Often students are afraid that they will make the ‘wrong’ decision and end up in a career that will make them unhappy.  We are all individuals, and career decisions we make have to suit our individual personalities, interests, values and skills.  Once you have an understanding of who […]

Being an entrepreneur is an exciting option. Do you want to find out how to become a student entrepreneur? “Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. They share more than a few enviable accomplishments. They’re billionaires, they made their fortunes in tech and they started their businesses while they were still students. It also doesn’t […]

Employers come along to career fairs to promote their profile, brand, career opportunities and provide valuable networking time for interested students. Previous blogs highlight the importance of reviewing your networking strategies for face to face meeting – everyone has to network!  You can’t challenge the fact that if you want a great career, it requires […]