This week is Student Volunteer Week, a time to thank and recognise our valuable student volunteers at Victoria, and to celebrate all that they do. The Victoria Plus Programme enables students to gain recognition for their significant contribution to student support and their community, as well as encouraging others to volunteer. Victoria Plus students are […]

With competition for jobs high and employers looking for work experience, the demand for internships is increasing all the time. Whilst many of these internships are paid, we are seeing a growth in the number of unpaid internships being offered. Internships are not defined in the Employment Relations Act and unpaid interns are considered volunteers […]

Volunteering overseas isn’t just altruistic – it can be a powerful way to advance your career. Feeling a burning desire to do some good in the world? The opportunities for volunteering overseas are plentiful these days, and the rewards can be huge. But if you consider your options carefully, a volunteer experience can be more […]

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 […]

December 5 is International Volunteer Day, a day to pause and reflect on the contribution that volunteers make to society. It was created by the United Nations in 1985 to promote volunteering around the world and this year’s them is ‘Together we can’ which emphasizes the power of community, and that by working together we […]

I’d like to claim some kind of greater powers, having written about earthquakes and careers mere weeks before, hot on the heels of a Trump win in the US, there was a major 7.6 quake, centered near Kaikoura in the South Island.  The quake has taken two lives, paralysed Kaikoura and North Canterbury and severely rattled our […]

You will have heard the saying ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know’ that gets you a foot in the door. This was certainly true when I started out after completing my BA at Victoria. Having a flatmate with a job in a recruitment agency, who told me about their need for a […]