Graduates & Students

Co-op, internship, lockdown - more than was expected!

August 21, 2020

Kirria Person

When Kirria Person approached Spacetime managing director about a co-operative placement, she had no idea it would turn into an internship. Nor then she know she’d spend a good amount of her time working remotely at Spacetime because of lockdown.

Why on earth would you want to create 'bump space' for a living?

March 16, 2020

Spatial designer at Ockham Collective Ethan Hoogenboom

Bump spaces? Whaaat? Well they’re nothing too out of this world, but simply where you might bump into neighbours or locals as you go about your day, says Ockham Residential spatial designer Ethan Hoogenboom.

And, while it may not always feel desirable to bump into your neighbour when you’ve been hosting loud parties, the need for bump space is becoming increasingly vital as we move into more intensified and smaller living spaces.

A chance to mix and find your way

February 20, 2020

AUT Edge Award student Anisha Khatoon

A new postgraduate international student in 2019, Anisha Khatoon found O Week  was a great way to mix and mingle and learn about the facilities available to AUT students, including Employability and Careers.

Don't forget why you're doing your degree

February 18, 2020

AUT graduate Mary-Lynn Huxford

“Don’t forget why you signed up for your degree, says Mary-Lynn Huxford, who graduated last year from AUT with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Conflict Resolution.

“Ultimately you have come to AUT to start building your career path in your chosen field.”

You are the culmination of every success, failure, win and loss you have

May 23, 2019


Believe in yourself, give things a go, accept failure and don't expect your job to be amazing, glam and fulfilling every minute of the day. These were some of the words of wisdom from a range of speakers that were at AUT recently for Employability Matters.

Developing Leadership through AUT Edge Award

January 15, 2019

Munaal wins prize

As well as establishing a Human Resources Club at AUT, Munaal put many hours into helping other students. Her leadership skills and commitment to others won her the AUT Edge Award Leadership prize.

Impressive Volunteering Hours

January 15, 2019

Volunteer Edge Award SEEK winner

Riding a jetski sounds like great fun, but it carries a whole lot of responsibility when you're a lifeguard volunteer as AUT Edge Award Volunteer prize winner Lauren Williams knows well.

Engineering student wins mentoring and internship opportunity

October 9, 2018

Divya Kataria

When Divya Kataria started chatting to a guy while waiting for the Global Talent Showcase assessment day to begin, she had no idea he was one of the assessors - and he had no idea she was one of the students. The confidence she displayed then held her in good stead - she won one of the four coveted internships on offer to international students from four of Auckland's leading businesses.

AUT graduate shining at Google NZ

September 26, 2018

Google employee and AUT graduate

Google employs over 80,000 employees. AUT graduate Amanda Jordan has been one of them for over seven years - and she still loves the challenge!