How are you feeling about your upcoming exams?  Are you someone who feels like they have it sorted, or does the very thought of exams create an overwhelming feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach? I confess when I sat exams, I was more in the latter category.  Where I could, I chose […]

We all experience disappointment, hurt, and even anger when university course results aren’t quite what we hoped for. Sometimes we realise that the results are actually what we deserve; we simply didn’t do the work required to earn a better result. But sometimes we know that we worked incredibly hard. In this instance getting past […]

We all want to be our best selves in our spoken communication particularly when we need to connect with and impress others with our knowledge of a topic, present information persuasively, report on action taken or offer a cogent argument. One of the key ways in which we may sabotage this objective is with our […]

Have you ever been to a party and someone asks ‘What do you do’?  In New Zealand, it is usually the next thing someone asks after you have introduced yourself! How do you feel you handle this question?  Do you feel you have your elevator pitch primed and ready to go? An article by Amanda […]

When it comes to attitudes around workplace diversity, millennials have it sorted. A recent survey by Weber Shandwick and the Institute for Public Relations asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults their perceptions about diversity and inclusion. One of the standout findings was that millennials are more tuned-in to diversity issues at work and more likely […]

“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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

There’s a lot going on in there (your mind). So how do you know what’s useful or not? There’s so much. How do you decide what to keep and what to forget ? (IF you can! I remember what I don’t want and forget what I do.) OK, it’s a mess, but there must be […]