What is Employability Matters

July 3, 2018

Leaping into the real world

Your lifeline to the real world starts now. Employability! No problem, I’ll get my degree and be employable, right? Not quite!

Your degree is only part of the employability equation. Are you a good communicator, do you work well in teams and feel ready to leap into the real-world of work?

The graduates who find jobs most easily tend to make contact with workplaces, network and research employers in the world beyond AUT.


Your lifeline is here with Employability Matters.

Our team will run a series of free events between 2-19 May, attracting dozens of employers to AUT to present, run workshops, talk to you and answer your questions.

Employers will be here to meet you, talk about their company and share job opportunities including grad programmes and internships. This means you get one-on-one time with employers and can ask your most burning questions.

There are seriously good employers turning up in May, including Xero, Seek, Clemenger, Air NZ, Westpac, ATEED, NZME, Heritage Group, Kraft Heinz, Youdoozy, Socialite and NZ Breast Cancer Foundation … and the list goes on.

“Employers who want to attract more graduates to their teams find Employability Matters very beneficial,” says Employability Relationship Manager Vanessa Freeman.

“They want you to know who they are because you’re their recruitment audience. They want to showcase the cool stuff their employees are doing, and talk about the company and its culture.”

“This is your chance to become a person who interests them, rather than a name or number in a job application folder,” adds Vanessa.

Our team will also run heaps of workshops to help you network and talk to employers, update your CV and cover letter and work on interview skills, networking and social media skills.

And hey, you may even have fun. Go figure. Take the chance to meet real employers, network with industry leaders and gain precious tips from people in the workplace. You can also earn lots of points towards your AUT Edge Award, or join up to it if you haven’t already.


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