Employability Blog

Project Management of Millions for Graduate

AUT graduate Jerin Prasad

Can you imagine working on multi-million dollar projects as a graduate? Jerin Prasad doesn’t have to imagine it – he is doing it on a daily basis, thanks to AUT talenthub.

Making it easy for employers to recruit at AUT

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The desire to bring the fresh ideas and energy of interns and graduates into an organisation can sometimes be dulled by the time consuming and fraught experience of recruitment.

However that experience is turning into a very positive one for employers using AUT talenthub, a tailored on-campus recruitment service that offers a free and straightforward way for employers to access AUT students and graduates.

Success with job hunting through AUT talenthub

Shaking hands at job interview

Looking for an internship or graduate role is a time consuming process as students juggle study and job search. It can be made even harder when you find you’re scrolling through heaps of jobs that are not targeting the graduate or internship market.

That experience became much easier for three AUT students who successfully landed great roles after signing up to AUT talenthub, an AUT recruitment service specifically for AUT students and new graduates.

Finding Inspiration Online

Rael Choi watching MYOB presentation

Wanting a bit of inspiration but don’t know where to find it? AUT accounting student Rael Choi is findint inspiration through AUT Employability online presentations workshops. Here's what has inspired her - what might inspire you?

Success isn't about Perfection

Caiitlin Baard AUT Edge Award Leadership winner

Struggles as well as the successes need to be seen and celebrated, says Caitlin Baard who recently won the AUT Edge Leadership Prize for semester one.

“It is easy to see a person who’s ‘succeeded’ in something and feel alienated, believing they are always on and exceptional. But that is truly impossible - even a disadvantage,” says Caitlin, an AUT Public Health and Environmental Sciences graduate.

Add value to your CV with volunteering

Various volunteering options

Do you look at your CV and feel it is a bit thin on activities and experience? Do you wonder how you’re going to show an employer that you’re good at communication or being organised or working in teams, when you don’t have any proof?

Making a social impact with construction engineering

April Faitua

Having an impact on social change as a construction engineering graduate with Kāinga Ora is a big motivator for April Faitua, who draws on her AUT degree and her Samoan upbringing within her role.

Don't ignore a grad job because of the title

You got this job

You are very unlikely to go into your dream job immediately after you graduate. No, don’t sigh and bin this blog. All I’m saying is that often the best entry level graduate roles do not sound like dream jobs, but they will lead to them if you’re good at what you do.

Graduate Job Title Samples

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If manager or team leader roles are not coming through feeds from AUT talenthub, NZUnitalent, SEEK etc, don’t panic. Most graduate roles fall under titles such as assistant, executive, administrator, officer etc. These roles are door openers – discard them at your peril.

What on earth is it like to be a probation officer?

Probation Officer Georgia Fui

The dream of becoming a detective led Georgia Fui to AUT to study criminology. However, as she delved further into her degree she started to question her career choice. Did she really want to be out on the streets catching people breaking the law? If not, then what else could she do?