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 […]

Employers want to be impressed. They want students who get involved, take on new responsibilities and develop their skills. They want students who can evidence their skills and give specific examples. Which all adds up to experience and the trick is identifying yours. Final year students often visit our careers office when they are applying […]

In my last blog, I admitted that I didn’t appreciate my summer holiday jobs when I was an undergrad (To see or not to see). I suggested that there was more to my resort chef job than meets the eye and some of you asked, so here are some of those transferable skills from chef to TV […]

Whilst many students are quite savvy at using Facebook and Twitter, many are still unaware of the networking opportunities available to them via LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great way to identify professionals and alumni working in your fields of interest. What better way to start networking than to connect with someone you already know or […]

If you’re looking for part-time work in our wonderful capital city but lack the practical skills and experience employers ask for, don’t give up. I’ve just spent the last 30 minutes watching YouTube videos to find some of the thousands of free resources that are available to you if you need to learn about a […]

It’s a known fact: many great opportunities/jobs are never advertised. Instead, candidates are called upon by employers directly. When and how to make this happen? Let’s hear and learn from some of our fellow students/graduates… Caitlin – Redwood School Primary School Teacher “I knew finding a teaching job would be difficult, so I set out […]

Looking for an internship or graduate role at the end of the year? Then you’ll need to be clued up about what employers are looking for when recruiting. Do you have business acumen? Are you commercially aware? Do you even know what these terms mean? In all of our discussions with employers, time and time […]