Employability (Beyond AUT Award)

Excellent employability skills make you stand out from the crowd when you're looking for a job after uni. The Beyond AUT Award for postgraduate students at AUT helps you develop these skills. Find out what you need to do to complete the employability section of the Beyond AUT Award.

What you need to do to show your employability skills

Activities you need to complete

  1. Submit a graduate level CV*
  2. Submit a graduate level LinkedIn profile*
  3. Attend a networking event with AUT alumni – run once a semester during Employability Matters
  4. Attend a postgraduate career path workshop – regularly run by AUT's Employability and Careers team

*You'll be redirected to a workshop if this is not at graduate standard

You need to complete all of the activities above.

Events you need to attend

You need to attend 3 other employer events or presentations. These can include:

  • Career fairs
  • Alumni presentations
  • Industry speakers
  • Lunchtime speaker series

These are run regularly by the Employability and Careers team. Your attendance needs to be verified to be credited towards the Beyond AUT Award.

You can book into events on Elab Online

Why do an AUT employability award?

Want to stand out to employers? With the AUT Edge and Beyond AUT Awards you gain an extra edge in the competitive marketplace by developing sought-after skills through volunteering, leadership and employability activities. Check out the AUT Employability blog article about the awards.


AUT Employability award prize winners

Book an info session

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.


Other parts of this award

The Beyond AUT Award takes about 65 hours to complete. As well as employability you also need to complete:

Contact us

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