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Over the last few months the Careers and Employment team converted a busy schedule of on-campus employer events to digital format. As we enter T2, we’re very excited to be offering on-campus events again, including sessions from Deloitte, GovTech and Oranga Tamariki. However, webinars are here to stay, and employers will also be engaging via this medium going forward. Since we got a crash course in digital networking, and observed many of […]

Volunteering is a key part of improving your employability for the future and of course having fun and making connections in the present. BUT a lot has changed in the time of COVID-19 where we can no longer have face-to- face contact. The ideas and tips below will help you still engage during this surreal […]

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The Four Tendencies personality type profile – and how they can help you harness good habits to improve your career prospects. The Four Tendencies is a personality framework by Gretchen Rubin, American happiness and habit researcher and best-selling author. It helps answer the question of why some of us can stick to New Year’s resolutions […]

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 […]

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“I should have started the preparation for applications sooner” says Josh, one of many students I have recently seen rushing and stressing at the last minute to get in graduate job, summer intern or scholarship applications. They didn’t realise how much time it would take. Luckily at least they…

You need to really prove to employers that you want the job you’re interviewing for. A basic motivation for the role, an interest in the company, and some prior knowledge about the industry is essential. Of course you want it – you applied after all! But how do you prove it?

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National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary effort and impact that volunteers make in our community. 1.2million Kiwis volunteer every year in Aotearoa New Zealand and we rank second equal in the world for volunteering. You could say volunteering’s in our DNA – we certainly see this through the Victoria […]

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 […]

Thanks to Barbara Lemon for this guest blog. Engineers and architects have a special responsibility to build sustainability into their projects. So say three graduates with the Beca Group in Wellington, who gave a special presentation for students at Victoria. Nina Ives, Ellie Craft and Michael Green gave us some great examples of sustainable building […]

Here in the Careers team, we call this month “March Madness”. There are opportunities for students to meet potential employers every day if they want to, which we know can be overwhelming! The good news is – we’ve done it before. We’re here to answer your questions and guide you through these crazy weeks, so […]