Employability Blog

Know your kaupapa, know your why!

November 20, 2019


Know your why! Know your kaupapa! Know the island you’re trying to get to! Then find your niche. Be the bridge. Follow your passion. Make a difference in whatever way you can, no matter how small.

These were the aspirational messages from a number of outstanding speakers that were invited onto campus this semester.

Why would you want a career .... dealing with grotty feet?

October 29, 2019

Diabetic podiatrist working on a foot

Smelly, spongy or gangrenous – whatever condition feet are in – diabetic podiatrist Ramona Frost finds it a challenge and a puzzle to make feet better. It's a career she loves because of the difference it can make to people's lives.

Let LinkedIn work for you!

October 10, 2019

 Hand out of computer screen

Want to know how to create a more detailed story of you, your brand, your passions and the route your career is taking that can be accessed by potential employers? Emma O’Mahony from Robert Walters specialist recruitment agency generously gave me time to explain why she swears by LinkedIn as a recruitment tool.

Bringing passion into the mix

September 18, 2019

Jumping with joy at work

Are you someone who has a passion for something but just cannot see how to turn it into a career path? Opening up to possibilities other than the expected pathways can be quite intimidating but those that think outside the square about their passions find it richly rewarding.

Do what you're afraid to do, says AUT Edge Award winner

August 23, 2019

AUT Edge Award overall winner Jackie Chan

The best way to overcome fear is to ‘do what you’re afraid to do’, says AUT student Jackie Chan, who received the AUT Edge Award Overall Achievement prize winner at the graduation ceremony late July, excelling in her leadership and volunteering work through the Award.

Sell Yourself at the Career Fair

August 13, 2019

You can do it

Dynamic and fun is the best way to describe the hospitality, tourism and events industry, and if you want to become part of it you need to learn how to sell yourself, according to the three panelists from Sky City, Vodafone Event Centre and International Hotel Group at last week’s Match Ready workshop at AUT.

Volunteering is simply offering small acts of kindness

July 31, 2019

Happy AUT Edge Award winners

Priscilla Schwalger didn't see much point in volunteering before she started the AUT Edge Award. By the end she had clocked up over 110 volunteering hours (minimum requirement is 10) and is still volunteering - and loving it!

Impact of working together on sustainability

July 31, 2019

Social Impact Edge Award winner Liubov Sidavora

Having to volunteer during the AUT Edge Award opened Liubov Sidorova’s eyes to the huge social impact individuals, like herself, can make. Liubov won the Social Impact prize for her huge involvement in many community ventures around sustainability.

Learning to Lead through the AUT Edge Award

July 31, 2019

Leadership prize winner and sponsor CAANZ

Leadership isn't easy, says Hilary Esterhuizen, winner of the AUT Edge Award Leadership prize, sponsored by CAANZ. Through the award Hilary learned that positivity and two-way communication are the secret ingredients of successful leadership for her.



Know your kaupapa, know your why!

Flexibility is essential when you head out of university, says Joshua Iosefo, AUT graduate and...
Diabetic podiatrist working on a foot

Why would you want a career .... dealing with grotty feet?

You expect feet to be smelly, spongy or discoloured, but to lose a patient’s toe...
 Hand out of computer screen

Let LinkedIn work for you!

When Emma O’Mahony is looking for potential applicants for new roles as part of her...



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