Woman and man in Zoom conversation

Over the last few months the Careers and Employment team converted a busy schedule of on-campus employer events to digital format. As we enter T2, we’re very excited to be offering on-campus events again, including sessions from Deloitte, GovTech and Oranga Tamariki. However, webinars are here to stay, and employers will also be engaging via this medium going forward. Since we got a crash course in digital networking, and observed many of […]

The year has barely begun to turn yellow an autumnal and already so much has happened. This is no longer a new year blog! In the wake of recent tragic events in Aotearoa, it is hard to focus. However in a way, planning for another year of career seminars and events, is a good opportunity […]

Have you ever been to a party and someone asks ‘What do you do’?  In New Zealand, it is usually the next thing someone asks after you have introduced yourself! How do you feel you handle this question?  Do you feel you have your elevator pitch primed and ready to go? An article by Amanda […]

“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Time and again I hear this statement repeated when people are talking about finding work. Indeed it’s certainly been my experience – six of the seven jobs I’ve had since completing my studies have come through my networks. So if the work you do in lectures, […]

It’s an issue that affects all of us at one time or another, but can be especially prevalent at a time when society says we should be most social. Why does loneliness affect so many young people? This article https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/why-loneliness-affects-so-many-young-people explains it well. It can affect our performance at university and mean we don’t get […]

I loved going to University. I felt like I was a ‘proper adult’ having finally left school and I was completely confident that all it would take for me to be successful in my working life was a degree. Because that’s what everyone told me. It certainly helped, however, I soon found out that a […]

There is no getting away from it – the best jobs most often come from word-of-mouth. By word-of-mouth, I don’t necessarily mean from close friends or family, it can come from colleagues, lecturers, tutors, the corner dairy owner, ministers, shop assistants, friends of friends, people you might meet at a conference, a social event, even […]

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 […]

I remember approaching a very fancy looking building for an interview one day and was completely intimidated as I stood and watched a combination of well dressed, seemingly ‘with it’ people glide, stride and march towards the gleaming glass doors, swipping their entry cards along the way, immediately branding themselves as ‘Employed’. This feeling intensified […]

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 […]