Employability and career services

The AUT Employability and Careers team helps you consider your career options and develop the skills you need to stand out to employers and become a highly employable graduate.

Visit us at the Employability Lab to:

  • Improve your CV, job search or interview techniques – we offer workshops and online tools
  • Increase your networking skills – come to our career fairs, workshops and employer presentations
  • Source work experience and voluntary work – meet up with employers at our employer events
  • Find your career focus – talk to a career specialist about your career direction or study programme.

Employability and careers info (student website)

Visit the lab online

We also have an online centre – Elab Online – where AUT students and graduates can make appointments, book to attend events, look for jobs, or access our online resources to help with CVs, job search or interview techniques.

Elab Online

Career Fair
The annual ICT and Engineering Careers Fair is one of many events where AUT students can meet their future employers
At our Volunteering Expo you can meet a number of organisations looking for students who want to make a difference
At our Volunteering Expo you can meet a number of organisations looking for students who want to make a difference

Career sheets for AUT students

Download career sheets

Learn about industry trends, job descriptions and the skills you need for careers related to AUT programmes.

Browse all career sheets

Find an internship or graduate role

We have two services to help you find internships and graduate roles. AUT talenthub and Elab Online advertise roles that are designed specifically for interns and graduates.

AUT talenthub

AUT talenthub is a free online recruitment service for AUT students. Consultants work closely with employers and students to fill roles advertised through the talenthub job board, including internships with organisations like NZTE, Mental Health Foundation and Quest.

AUT talenthub job board

Elab Online

Elab Online is home to our other job board, hosting information and contacts for lots of internships, graduate programmes and co-op type opportunities.

More about Elab Online (student website)

News
Virtual Interview Tips from Employers
Why Bother to Write a Cover Letter?
Career kickstarted by CV workshop
Great jobs found with AUT talenthub
Project Management of Millions for Graduate
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Virtual Interview Tips from Employers
Virtual Interview Tips from Employers
13 Dec, 2021
You’ve got a job interview. Fantastic. Oh no, it’s online. You’ll be in a box, looking at people in boxes. What do you do?
Why Bother to Write a Cover Letter?
Why Bother to Write a Cover Letter?
11 May, 2022
Students often ask whether they should bother with writing a cover letter. When I surveyed 15 employers recently about CVs and cover letters, I found six of them read a candidate’s cover letter before they read their CV – yep before! Only two employers considered a cover letter optional. So short answer - yes, it is worthwhile. Here’s are some of those employers' thoughts on cover letters.
Career kickstarted by CV workshop
Career kickstarted by CV workshop
12 Apr, 2022
A chance encounter with AUT employability services gave Ghazi Suliyanto the help he needed to gain a great internship, part time job and excellent graduate role. He urges all students to make the most of the professional and free service.
Great jobs found with AUT talenthub
Great jobs found with AUT talenthub
22 Feb, 2022
Two graduates talk of their job-hunting success using AUT talenthub, a specialised recruitment service for AUT students and graduates.
Project Management of Millions for Graduate
Project Management of Millions for Graduate
08 Oct, 2021
Can you imagine working on multi-million dollar projects as a graduate? Jerin Prasad doesn’t have to imagine it – he is doing it on a daily basis, thanks to AUT talenthub.

Check out our Employability Blog

Find tips, advice and interviews to help you develop your skills and get ready for employment.

Employability Blog

Develop employability skills with the AUT Edge Award and Beyond AUT Award

The AUT Edge Award and Beyond AUT Award help you become highly employable. You’ll develop the skills you need to gain an edge in the workplace: increase your employability and leadership skills, improve your networks and get NZ work experience.

The AUT Edge Award is open to all AUT students while the Beyond AUT Award is open to postgraduate students only. The awards are run by the Employability and Careers team – check AUT's student website for details.

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