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 […]

Most of us think that we are way to young to retire even if we are that age. Life’s like that.If you are newly graduated, it seems like an eon away. I’m thinking about retirement because our Manager of Careers and Employment, Liz Medford did in fact do just that after 31  years of growing our […]

I’m tired of reading career-related blogs about New Year resolutions. They tend to be accompanied by stock pictures of fist-pumping, high-fiving, fresh-faced young people in power suits who are clearly passionate about working in their glassy corner office on the 130th floor in downtown Manhattan. More realistic would be a picture of someone sunburnt and […]

This was the fourth most popular question asked of our Humanities and Social Science graduates at the August Careers in Focus session. Based on our graduates’ stories it comes back to that old chestnut, “it depends”. Sorry to whip that out again so soon. But how long it takes to land the job that “relates” […]

In our Job Search workshop this week someone asked me how I stay motivated when trying to find a job. People often underestimate how tough and long the job hunt can be. While it’s entirely possible to find a job easily (and before you even graduate) this isn’t always the case. Figures vary from year […]

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 […]

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 […]