I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

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 […]

You may have seen the press release put out on Tuesday by the Ministry of Education with regard to salaries for tertiary graduates. Similar to previous reports, graduates with a bachelor’s degree earn on average 40% more than the national median earnings after five years in the workforce with those with post-graduate qualifications earning even […]

I was half listening to the radio whilst doing other things when an interview with a bibliotherapist caught my attention. A bibliotherapist? Now that’s a new one I thought to myself. What in heaven’s name is a bibliotherapist? Turns out that bibliotherapy involves the reading of specific books with the purpose of healing. Based on […]

I read an opinion piece this week about a woman called Kate who worked for four years at McDonald’s in her late teens and early 20s. She wrote about how initially she felt she was too ‘good’ to work there, which was frequently backed up by comments made by family and friends, until one day […]

Hot off the press!  What do employers look for when recruiting students and graduates?  What level of competency do employers expect students and graduates to have on day one of the job? 346 employers who have recruited students and graduates over the past two years responded to our employability skills survey.  44% of respondents came […]

What privilege?

This will make you think… about equality, about opportunity, about attitude/appreciation, education, competition… and just about life in general.