There’s been a bit in the media lately about the relative merits (or otherwise) of social enterprise. To some, social enterprise is the panacea for an under-funded community sector; a way to decrease community organisations’ dependence on donations and government funding. To others, social enterprise is merely green-wash; a way for businesses to profit from […]

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 […]

The second in our series – Top career questions asked by students is that big question common to many, if not most, students and grads (and people with experience, believe me) – What if I don’t have experience that is relevant to the job? What if I am just starting out, or changing careers – will […]

As the second half of the academic year draws to a close you notice blossom on the trees, warmer days and lighter evenings. Friends invite you for a walk on the waterfront or to kick a ball on the field. Then the conversation turns to what are you doing over the summer. If you haven’t […]

I’ve noticed in our monthly stats that an old etiquette blog I wrote continues to get views so I thought I’d mention an etiquette topic that not every student will encounter during their time at university: working in the open plan office. Since my first office job I’ve always worked in an open plan office ranging anywhere from two […]

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 […]