Employability (AUT Edge Award)

Want to stand out when you're looking for a job after uni? Learn more about what you need to do to complete the employability part of the AUT Edge Award and how you can improve your employability skills.

What you need to do for this part of the award

To improve your employability skills, you should attend AUT workshops and events as part of your AUT Edge Award.

Attend 5 mandatory workshops

  1. Attend a CV workshop and create a CV
  2. Attend an elevator pitch (personal statement) workshop and learn how to describe yourself in a single paragraph
  3. Attend a LinkedIn workshop to learn how to create a profile suitable for a graduate entering the job market and how to use it effectively
  4. Attend a follow-up LinkedIn workshop to learn how to effectively make connections and widen your networks
  5. Attend an interview workshop and record a practice inte​rview

​These workshops are run regularly by the Employability and Careers team.

You can book into workshops on Elab Online

Choose 6 other events or workshops to attend

You choose, based on your interests, 6 other employability workshops or presentations from around AUT.

Options include:

  • Career fairs
  • Alumni presentations
  • Industry speakers
  • Social media workshops
  • Faculty employability presentation

You can book into events on Elab Online

Book an info session now

Want to find out more about this award? Go to Elab Online, click on ‘Events’ and book into an information session.

It’s easy to log in – just choose ‘Current student’ and enter your AUT student ID number and password.


What skills do employers want?

As well as good academic grades, employers want graduates with:

  • Strong life/employability skills
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Co-operation
  • Curiosity
  • Creativity

Read more about employability skills in our blog..

Employability blog

Other parts of this award

The AUT Edge Award takes at least 79 hours to complete. As well as employability you also need to complete:

Contact us

If you have any questions about the AUT Edge Award, you can: