Partner with AUT’s Business School

AUT Business School is committed to deepening our links with leading companies, both in New Zealand and around the world.

There are many ways you can engage with us – eg by providing scholarships, mentoring or presenting to students, or connecting with our researchers. Contact us directly to discuss your ideas or questions.

Shadow a Leader: a one-day industry experience for students

The aim of Shadow a Leader is to give students the chance to follow a business leader for a day. Students come away with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the leader's field. Find out more about the initiative, and read feedback from recent participants.

Shadow a Leader information

Offer workplace experience to business students

Workplace experience helps make sure our students hit the deck running in their chosen careers – and there are lots of benefits for employers who host our students. Find out more about the programme and how you can get involved.

Workplace experience employer info

Other ways to connect with our students

You can connect directly with our business students by attending career fairs and delivering employability or industry-specific presentations to students. You can also post internship or job roles on our online job board.

Contact us

For more information on how to get involved, contact:

Melanie Barr
Director Student, Business and Community Partnerships
Email: melanie.barr@aut.ac.nz
Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 9336

Annie Gandar
Partnerships Manager
Email: annie.gandar@aut.ac.nz
Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 5330

Nirisha Niranjan
Partnerships Coordinator
Email: nirisha.niranjan@aut.ac.nz
Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 5809