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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.

Our careers fairs and employer events offer great opportunities to meet potential employers and work on your networking skills
Find your career focus – talk to a career specialist about your career direction
Visit the Employability Lab for workshops on how to improve your CV and LinkedIn profile, job search and interview techniques
The annual careers fairs are among the many employability events where AUT students can meet their future employers

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 three services to help you find internships and graduate roles while you're studying at AUT; all advertising roles 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. This includes graduate roles with organisations like Gentrack, Babcock, Chapman Tripp and Asia Pacific Health, and internships at organisations like NZTE, Mental Health Foundation and Quest.

NZUni Talent and International Jobs

These two job boards host information and contacts for lots of internships, graduate programmes and co-op type opportunities. Once students have enrolled with Elab Online, they can access these job boards and get support from the employability team on their applications.

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Volunteering starts Marine Conservation Career
Volunteering starts Marine Conservation Career
23 Jan, 2023
Imagine a job in an environment you love and fiercely want to protect, where you know you’re making a difference every single day? This is the daily reality for AUT environmental science graduate Sydney Curtis-Wilson – who got her foot in the door through volunteering.
Right Job Search with AUT talenthub
Right Job Search with AUT talenthub
15 Sep, 2022
Finding a great graduate role takes time and energy but using AUT talenthub made a big difference to the outcome for AUT graduate Gerard Gomez, who recently landed a graduate software engineering role at Gentrack. “AUT talenthub helped me stand out from the other graduate software engineers vying for roles,” says Gerard.
Tips on approaching employers
Tips on approaching employers
05 Sep, 2022
Employers are more keen than ever to get in front of students and graduates as global skill shortages continue to bite.– so how do you make the most of a chance to have a chat with an employer?
Why Bother to Write a Cover Letter?
Why Bother to Write a Cover Letter?
09 Jan, 2023
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.

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 for postgraduate students only.

More about these awards (student website)

AUT Employability & Career Services award

The AUT Employability and Career Services team has recently taken top honours in the NZ Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Awards, winning the NZAGE Best Careers Service for 2022.

Find out more

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Sithum NanayakkaraBachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics Engineering“AUT’s Employability Lab is one of the must-visit services to improve your CV or get help writing cover letters. Their almost weekly employer information sessions also provide a good opportunity to meet the industry and talk to your future employers.”“AUT’s Employability Lab is one of the must-visit services to improve your CV or get help writing cover letters. Their almost weekly employer information sessions also provide a good opportunity to meet the industry and talk to your future employers.”
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Angie SunBachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution“The employability and careers service was amazing. They have tips on writing CVs, how to find work, interview tips and will even look through your CV for you. It was an excellent service to help students transition from learning to building a career.”“The employability and careers service was amazing. They have tips on writing CVs, how to find work, interview tips and will even look through your CV for you. It was an excellent service to help students transition from learning to building a career.”
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Nea SteinerBachelor of Business in Management and Finance“The AUT Edge Award is a great way to stand out to employers, and I’ve attended multiple employability workshops throughout my degree. AUT’s Employability Lab is a great way to get help in becoming more employable.”“The AUT Edge Award is a great way to stand out to employers, and I’ve attended multiple employability workshops throughout my degree. AUT’s Employability Lab is a great way to get help in becoming more employable.”
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Mridula ManderwadBachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering“One of the biggest support systems for me was the AUT talenthub, which helps students look for internships and graduate roles. Not only do they make sure you’re right for the role you’re applying for, but they also make sure that the company is a good fit for who you are as a person.”“One of the biggest support systems for me was the AUT talenthub, which helps students look for internships and graduate roles. Not only do they make sure you’re right for the role you’re applying for, but they also make sure that the company is a good fit for who you are as a person.”
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Shaina ImboBachelor of Business in Accounting and Bachelor of International Hospitality Management in Event Management conjoint programme“Through the AUT Edge Award I’ve gained new skills and knowledge, and have become more confident, courageous and adaptable. The main lessons I’ve learnt include the importance of networking, not giving up after the first rejection and taking action instead of aiming for perfection.”“Through the AUT Edge Award I’ve gained new skills and knowledge, and have become more confident, courageous and adaptable. The main lessons I’ve learnt include the importance of networking, not giving up after the first rejection and taking action instead of aiming for perfection.”
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