Jason Tutara loves that he’s able to change lives at AUT. As a relationship manager for the Future Students team, he visits schools throughout New Zealand, informing young people about career and study options.
“To have a job that has the ability to shape and form someone’s life and career goals is pretty special. I’m part of a dynamic team and no two days are the same.”
Success and support
Jason’s background is in student mentoring, and he joined AUT in a part-time capacity while he was finishing his master’s degree. He understands first-hand how students need to be supported and encouraged in order to succeed.
“What I love most about AUT is the whānau approach: we all have a common goal to create great graduates. It’s a friendly atmosphere. I feel supported here, and that flows on to the students and the staff.
“For example, AUT equips its students with skills that transfer across many work situations, helping them adapt to the changing world of work. And the University supports its staff by offering AUT programmes free of charge, as well as professional development leave and funds for further growth.”
You’re part of a community
Jason says AUT encourages staff to be part of the wider community. Most staff take part in graduation ceremonies or open days, and there are social events for staff and their families – all while being immersed in a diverse academic environment.
“AUT gives you the opportunity to join a learning community. You’re surrounded by lively and driven students, you rub shoulders with world-leading academics, and you collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about student success as specialists in their field of work.
“AUT is dynamic and future focused. Come join us.”