Work with a Student or Graduate
Whether it's an internship, volunteering opportunity or graduate position, the University of Waikato can help you connect with our students and recent graduates to fulfil your staffing needs.
Work Integrated Learning
Work placements, internships, applied projects, summer research scholarships and more
Work-integrated learning (WIL) offers a win-win for business and students alike. Local businesses can utilise students' knowledge and resource to complete projects while helping to develop future talent. For students, WIL provides an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.
WIL encompasses work placements, internships, applied projects, summer research scholarships and more. These opportunities are essential for students to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare them for the future work force.
For more information about work-integrated learning programmes and to provide opportunities to our students please contact:
- Waikato Management School programmes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Science, Engineering and Computer Science programmes: Cooperative Education Unit
Employability Plus Programme
Student volunteers for community groups and not-for-profits organisations
Community and not-for-profit organisations can access student knowledge and resource for volunteer roles through the Employability Plus Programme (EPP).
Volunteer activities are a great way for students to develop the skills required by employers while helping local community groups.
To become an EPP partner, download our EPP Industry Brochure to find out what's involved and contact us to register your interest:
Dean Howie - Industry Engagement Manager - Bay of Plenty (Tauranga campus)
Phone: 022 066 9903
Brooke Phelan - Industry Engagement Coordinator - Waikato (Hamilton campus)
Phone: 07 838 4397
If you are already an EPP Partner, log in below to post a role or review applications
Advertise a Graduate Role
Graduate roles, internships, and volunteering opportunities can be advertised through MyCareer
All graduate roles, internships, and volunteering opportunities can now be advertised through MyCareer, a new system which allows employers to publicise opportunities to our students and graduates. This service is free of charge.
Using MyCareer, you can:
- book campus visits
- register for our annual Career Fairs
- advertise graduate and internship opportunities
- advertise volunteering opportunities
If you have an opportunity to advertise, register for a MyCareer account. Once an account has been set up you will be able to create a password. Please allow 2 working days for a new account to be created. If you are having trouble logging into MyCareer please contact us.
We do not advertise part-time vacancies and recommend you do this through Student Job Search.
Events and Career Expos
We hold annual career expos in Hamilton and Tauranga
The registration fee for one Careers Expo is $250+GST. Organisations wishing to attend two or more expos can take advantage of package discounts. Details can be found on the registration page.
Business Careers Expo
Date: 19 March 2019
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Maori & Indigenous Studies Careers Expo
Date: 21 March 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
STEM Careers Expo
Date: 10 April 2019
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Education, Health, Sport & Human Performance, Arts & Social Sciences Careers Expo
Date: 25 July 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Law Careers Expo
Date: 7 August 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
UK Teacher Recruiters
Depending on interest, it is highly likely competing UK Teacher recruitment firms will be present. Due to the volume of requests we are receiving from Teacher recruitment firms and the difficulty finding available space in education students' schedules, the Faculty of Education has placed a moratorium on employer seminars during the University's teaching and assessment periods.
Visits to campus
Book facilities through MyCareer
Use MyCareer to organise a presentation to students or interviews on campus. A range of teaching room sizes and IT facilities are available. You can request a venue with the facilities you need, at the time that best suits you and your target audience.
To request a campus visit, log into MyCareer using your username and password. If you have not set up an account yet, please register. Once an account has been set up you will be able to create a password and request an Employer Visit.
There is no charge to book a teaching room on campus.
Verify graduate records
Assessment and Graduation Office can help
If you'd like to verify with the University a particular academic record belonging to one of our graduates, contact our Assessment and Graduation Office.