Meet lots of employers, network with industry leaders and gain precious tips from people in the workplace.
9 April - 13 April 2018
13 August - 17 August 2018
Employability Matters is a series of free events for students that is run twice a year by the Employability and Careers team. The events attract presentations and panel discussions from high calibre employers and industry leaders, who are keen to interact with students, offer advice and talk about the career options in their industries.
The Employability Lab also runs skill workshops during Employability Matters that help you enhance your work readiness, such as CV writing, job search, interviewing, LinkedIn and more. These are similar to the employability workshops the Employability and Careers team run regularly throughout the year.
Events include presentations and panel discussions from top employers and industry leaders. Get advice and take the opportunity to talk about career options across a range of industries.
Employers are looking for well-rounded graduates who know how to present ideas, communicate concepts, lead discussions, network confidently, produce a great CV and work collaboratively.
Employability Matters is where you learn from winners in the workplace, hone your skills through workshops and networking, build your confidence and find out about the AUT Edge Award.
Over 77 employers came on campus for September's highly successful Employability Matters event and delivered presentations, met with students and talked about graduate job and internship opportunities. These employers included KiwiRail, the supreme winner of the 2017 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.
Two Career Fairs and an Expo were also included into September Employability Matters. This was a first!
Hospitality, Tourism, Events, and Culinary Arts Career Fair
Recruitment opportunities included front-line positions in hotels, tourist attractions and Disney Cruise Line. A global brand, Disney Cruise Line offered cruise ship on board career roles, including co-ordinators for child care and recreation, hospitality and culinary positions.
An extensive number of hotels attended the fair, including the Langham Hotel, Heritage & City Life Hotels and Millennium Hotels.
Job search app business Sidekicker also attended, as did ATEED.
Law Career Fair
AUT’s first Law Career Fair was an informative event that highlighted a number of career opportunities in legal and non legal environments/organisations. Employers included Disputes Tribunal of New Zealand, Duncan Cotterill, Government Legal Network, Public Defence Service, Employsure and YouthLaw Aotearoa.
Last - but definitely not least - was the Volunteering Expo where students found out about volunteer sector career opportunities and how to help communities, give back and gain valuable work experience. A range of organisations with different opportunities attended, including Breast Cancer Foundation, Conservation Volunteers, StarJam, Volunteering Auckland, Heart Foundation and IHC.
Last updated: 03-Nov-2017 11.40am
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