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.
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.
The Employability team spend a lot of time extolling the virtues of volunteering to students, so last Sunday four of us decided to put theory into practice and did a volunteering stint at the City Mission Community Centre with the help of Kelly-Aroha Huata from Te Ara Poutama.
As part of the Employability team, we have two staff dedicated to making connections with businesses and industry on your behalf. They encourage employers and organisations to come on campus to do presentations, speaker series, career fairs etc. Racheal Marsters is our newest employability relationship manager.
Michelle Young found her edge by overcoming her shyness and undertaking the AUT Edge Award. Not only did she develop the confidence to enter the AUT X Challenge, Co.Starters, but she won the AUT Edge Award inaugural Overall Achiever Prize from Seek NZ.