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The Obsession with NZ Workplace Experience

August 30, 2017

work experience

Often international students feel very confused when employers say they want NZ work experience. What do employers actually mean and why is it important? What if you already have a wealth of experience from your own country behind you?

If you want a job in your field, read this

August 24, 2017

celebrate grad

Let’s face it. Most uni students are studying to get a good job. No matter how many times you say “I just like learning” or “I want to expand my mind” you know it’s not true. You want to do something fulfilling and you want to make money doing it. It’s cool, I get it, says Julie Cleaver.

Personal Statement? Career Objective? What?

August 17, 2017

at desk

Feeling a bit unsure about whether you should be including a personal statement or a career objective in your application and/or CV? Not even sure what the difference is between the two? Read on....

E Lab? Career Hub? Internz?

August 15, 2017

AUT E Lab 3

CareerHub? Employability Lab? Internz? Who does what and how do they link up?

Here’s my attempt to explain what they are and what they offer – and while I may be biased, I want to say they are brilliant services that offer plenty of career and employability help.

Do Something for Nothing?

August 14, 2017

Dog rescue

Doing something for nothing? Why would you? Actually there are compelling career reasons for volunteering, as well as giving back to your community! And it isn't just me banging on about it! Big players like SEEK agree.

Employability Skills - how to figure them out!

August 14, 2017


I would be a wealthy person if I got $10 every time a student told me they didn’t have employability skills to offer employers.

No employability skills? Really? Anyone who has lived on this planet for the past 18 years or more will have skills they can offer.

August PR Visa Changes and You

August 14, 2017

Wanting to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) under Immigration NZ's Skilled Migrant Category? Here are some tips.

Get ahead of the competition as an International Student

August 14, 2017

A victorious job hunter

A qualification is a great start to finding employment but you also need to develop work ready skills and experience to improve your chances of finding a good job that fits visa requirements.

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.


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