Employers often provide graduate positions and internships for us to advertise on their behalf. These opportunities will be advertised through MyCareer.
For a more comprehensive list of graduate opportunities, it is also recommended to visit GradConnect.
Finding part-time and casual work
If you are looking for part time and casual work while studying or on your summer breaks don’t forget to visit Student Job Search
Job searching tips
Finding full-time permanent work
There are many potential avenues to finding full-time permanent employment on completion of your qualification. Sources include newspapers, on-line job websites, networking and recruitment agencies.
Graduate programmes & employer visits
Major employers visit the University throughout the year to promote Graduate positions and Internship opportunities. These visits are the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions, learn about the programmes on offer and to meet employers in person. It is recommended that all students attend these.
Employer visits, graduate programmes and internship opportunities will be advertised on MyCareer.
Networking & the hidden job market
Clubs and societies at University and in the wider community provide another source of networking that can help you gain future employment contacts – you can have a lot of fun and meet new friends in the process! Information regarding clubs and societies at the University can be found at www.unirec.co.nz/ or www.wsu.org.nz
When should you research a company?
- writing a CV and covering letter in response to a job advert
- participating in a job interview
- cold calling companies for potential job opportunities
- attending a networking event
Because of the wide range of information sources available, there is no one best way to conduct company research. The approach you take and the resources you use will depend on the information that you have to start with, as well as the information that you wish to end up with.
Where possible have New Zealand based referees who can speak knowledgeably about you and your work related skills. Referees can be people such as employers, academic staff, staff from volunteer agencies, or character referees.