The year has barely begun to turn yellow an autumnal and already so much has happened. This is no longer a new year blog! In the wake of recent tragic events in Aotearoa, it is hard to focus. However in a way, planning for another year of career seminars and events, is a good opportunity […]

At our Careers in Focus sessions we invite along a panel of graduates and employers who have studied your major and are doing really interesting things out there, that hopefully will make you think hmmm …how did they get there? Could I give that a go? So we encourage you to ask all kinds of […]

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 […]

Victoria University has some very well run student support programmes. These programmes require high quality student leaders to step up to deliver services and be prepared to work hard to help their peers. The leaders need integrity, excellent communication skills and resilience but perhaps the most important quality is empathy. I am therefore reminded of Simon Sinek’s ‘Leaders Eat […]

At the recent Victoria University 2016 Leadership Awards two good friends, Natalia Fareti and Chelcia Gomese, looked back on their leadership journeys together. Natalia achieved the Victoria Plus service and leadership Award back in 2008, its first year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Economics & Commercial Law) and Postgraduate Diploma in […]

This time of year is graduation. Graduands of all disciplines are donning their caps and listening to words of wisdom at their ceremonies. Honoured by the academics and professional staff at their institutions. Celebrated by proud families and friends. As you go forth into new adventures you may remember the big milestones, the unforgettable ups […]

Are you finishing uni soon and not sure where to next?1 Is the future exciting…but also quite daunting? It’s time to tackle your career from another angle. By connecting to someone who has ‘been there and done that’, and is willing to share their wisdom. It’s super easy. All you need to do is run a […]

This year, I’m turning 25 (the same age as young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I), and I’m also about to enter into my first Mentor-Mentee relationship (like Obi-Wan Kenobi had with Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I). Many of you will be in the same boat, albeit a much younger boat which […]