News & Views

Networking in Fear

August 14, 2017

Forest Gump

I take a deep breath and step inside the room. People are clustered everywhere chatting, laughing, hahaha. Who do I know? No, I’m here to make new contacts. Hmm, drinks in the corner, I’ll work my way over there and hope like hell someone approaches me. How long before I can slip away?

Bridging the Gap Between Uni and Career

August 10, 2017

Springboard to your career

Did you know that Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is the second largest and fastest growing University in New Zealand, with over 2,500 staff and close to 28,000 students? Bridge the gap between uni life and your career - join AUT Graduate Programme. Our current AUT graduates share their experiences with us and share why the  is the ideal springboard to help you launch your career.

Keep on Keep on Going

August 10, 2017

Question Mark

After a series of job rejection emails, I contact the company to ask why I’m not shortlisted for the job opening. They reply telling me they had received 1000 applications and could only select 10. Asking the question of why I didn’t make it was hard but I learned that it wasn’t me.

The Art of Leadership

August 10, 2017


Leadership is expressed in many different ways. Recently our team welcomed to Employability Matters four very different leaders, who are at the top of their respective games, to share their own journeys, definitions and experiences of leadership.

Who will I be when I grow up?

August 10, 2017

Who will I be

I’m sitting at my desk right now and trying to think about what type of blog posts you guys want to read. How to get a job? Will I ever get a break? What’s my dream job? What am I going to do after graduation?

What advice did I wish I have at 18, 22, 25 or 30? Or even now? Would I have listened to it? Maybe, maybe not. I really had to go through my own experiences to learn what I needed to know. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Employ – a – who? Employ – a – you!

August 10, 2017

Ashley Kirkness

Employability. We have all heard it before. We all need it to survive in the big bad world but what does it actually mean?

Does it mean stress and tears trying to make a last minute CV?

Does it mean endless days and nights sending your cover letter and CV to every open opportunity only to have no reply?

Or is something you put off until the last minute before you need to do something about it.

101 open for business

August 10, 2017

Start up idea

Auckland is a hub of entrepreneurial activity and AUT just opened 101, a new space for student entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life.

Labour Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern's message to students

June 20, 2017

J Ardern Ms

Labour’s Deputy Leader, youngest MP and Mount Albert MP Jacinda Ardern loves to take the piss out of herself.

Be more than your grades - be authentic

May 25, 2017

Fatumata Bah

Fatumata Bah doesn’t believe in leaving things to chance. She is determined to have a competitive edge when she graduates in two year’s time and knows that involves more than good grades.

Welcome to the wild west of 21st century tertiary and careers

February 2, 2017

wild west of careers

Career options are changing irrevocably and - as a tertiary student - you’re in a good place to be well prepared for those changes.

No doubt you have heard that most people will change jobs up to 7 times in New Zealand in their lifetime, many traditional careers will not exist by the time you graduate and you’ll probably enter a role that didn’t exist when you started either high school or university.


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