Employability Blog

AUT Edge Award offers great experiences

January 22, 2020

2019 Dec Edge Award Winners

Want to have fun with others while improving your employability skills and doing something purposeful? For many AUT students the AUT Edge Award offers just that. Here is what the top five AUT Edge Award students from last semester have to say.

Why would you want a career where ... you are literally a messenger

December 13, 2019

NZSL interpreter Rebekah Guy

Weddings, funerals, medical appointments, courtroom processes - the happy, the sad, the bad, the ugly - As the messenger New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters are the conduit for all information. It's a job where you are the focus of attention but can't control the message.

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.


2019 Dec Edge Award Winners

AUT Edge Award offers great experiences

By going outside his comfort zone and getting involved in a range of activities through...
NZSL interpreter Rebekah Guy

Why would you want a career where ... you are literally a messenger

Imagine being in the room with someone who has just been given bad medical news...

Know your kaupapa, know your why!

Flexibility is essential when you head out of university, says Joshua Iosefo, AUT graduate and...



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