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 […]

Yesterday afternoon I was delighted to be involved in the signing of a partnership agreement between Victoria University’s Disability Support and Careers and Employment, and Workbridge. Aligned with Victoria’s employability strategy, this Partnership Agreement demonstrates our strong commitment to work together to increase opportunities for relevant, meaningful employment for current and recently graduated students with […]

As a Career Consultant I am endlessly fascinated by the world of work. What we do to for a living and how we came to do it. The place of work in our lives, whether we work to live or live to work. Whether we enjoy the jobs we do and the ‘what’ and ‘why’ […]

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 […]

Congratulations, you achieved the goal of getting into university…but so so did thousands of others. A university degree is an increasingly common commodity. So now that you’re, here it may be time to ask yourself, why was getting to university so important? Saying, because I want a degree, is a little vague and a vague […]

I have just been attending a forum on the growing concerns of employability. I am certain that you will not be surprised to hear that work experience featured quite strongly as something employers look for when recruiting graduates. But there was something else which came up several times during the course of the day – […]

How timely it is to have come across a good web resource for our creative students at Victoria and anyone else who loves ‘creating’ in two dimensions, three-dimensions or more. I am an admirer of New Zealand’s own fantastic resource for the creative community http://www.thebigidea.co.nz and recommend it frequently to students. However when I came […]