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Archive for May, 2009

Massey Manawatu Careers events – sport; environmental and planning

Posted by John Ross on May 15, 2009

If you are a student on Massey University’s Manawatu campus, or an extramural student living in the area, these events may be of interest to you –

1: Environmental & Planning Career Evening – Manawatu campus – Wednesday 20 May – 4.30 pm until 6.30 pm – Social Sciences Lecture Block Foyer

The purpose of this event is to provide information to students currently studying degrees such as:

 Or to those who wish to move into these sectors as career pathways.

 Those attending will move around each organisation in small groups at 20 minute intervals. Organisations will be speaking about areas that include the types of projects being undertaken by their organisation, what they look for in graduates and the future of planning as they see it.

The School of People, Environment & Planning will also be showcasing some of the project work past students have been involved in.

To register your attendance please book-in on http://careerhub.massey.ac.nz

2: Sport @ Massey Career Evening – Manawatu campus – Wednesday 27 May – 4.30 pm start – Social Sciences Lecture Block Foyer

This is an invaluable opportunity for all students interested in a career in the sport sector to find out more.

  • Hear about the exciting and varied career paths graduates have taken since leaving University.
  • Find out about some of the exciting research our academics are currently involved in.
  • Discover what it takes to be a teacher, nutritionist or psychologist!
  • Sign up for volunteer work.
  • Be in the draw to win a fabulous prize!

You will be introduced to the world of Sport at Massey and will then move around the five areas to find out all you need to know about opportunities in this field.

 To register your attendance please book-in on http://careerhub.massey.ac.nz

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Ways of working

Posted by John Ross on May 13, 2009

It’s a sign of the times for sure, but there is a wealth of press articles at the moment profiling people who are following ‘less traditional’ work patterns.  For example, in the New Zealand Herald a couple of days ago, an item noted ‘kiwi workers going solo’.  This highlighted the significant number of NZ professionals who would consider taking on a contract role. 

Then, true to my roots, I was also browsing ‘The Scotman’ on-line recently.  There I came across an article claiming that ‘students are the new entrepreneurs’.  This noted that “record numbers of students at Scotland’s universities are setting up their own companies as a way of ‘creating their own futures’ according to new research from a business support body”.

Make no mistake though, self-employment is not for everyone.  Rather,  it suits individuals with a particular mix of skills and traits.  These include resilience and the ability to cope well with stress and pressure.  Also, self-motivation; time-management; creativity; problem-solving; financial skills; communication and promotion abilities and managerial competence.  

Setting up, maintaining and developing a business takes an investment in money and time.  It takes multi-tasking and sacrifice.  However, if all of this hasn’t put you off help is at hand – some of this can be explored through the following links:

 

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Massey University Information Evenings

Posted by John Ross on May 12, 2009

Our information evenings offer an opportunity for prospective students, parents and teachers to meet with academic staff.  They offer the chance to explore study options and career pathways.

Use this link to access the schedule of Information Evenings on our Albany (Auckland) campus for May 2009:

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Massey University College of Business student?

Posted by John Ross on May 8, 2009

Massey University’s College of Business and Career Services together with Manawatu Chamber of Commerce and Vision Manawatu have developed the following paper:

Internship in Business – 115.377 – 15 credits, Semester 2, 2009

Are you a Massey University College of Business student who is interested in applying in ‘the real world’ the skills and knowledge you’ve developed over the last three years?  If your answer is yes, then this is the paper for you.

All internally assessed, it provides you with the opportunity to work on a business-related project with one of our participating local businesses.  This paper will be an excellent transition from university to work and will enable you to link theory with practice.

Currently, we have projects with the following businesses:

Courtesy Ford Totally Vets Snap Business Breakthroughs 
Disbin  Workbridge After School Kids
Peacock Promotions  Café Soskys Hughes Joinery Ltd.
Spider Tracks Gold Medal Wines Watsons Real Estate 
Ihi        Aotearoa House New Zealand Home Loans 
Highbury Whanau Centre Kia Ora FM Tutoa Charitable Trust 
Startme C.B. Norwood Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Inc. 

Only limited places are available.  If you are interested please contact either:

You should submit your CV and a reason why you want to do this paper by:

 Monday 18th May 2009

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Students offered Massey University bursary support in economic crisis

Posted by John Ross on May 8, 2009

New Zealanders hit by the world financial crisis are eligible for 50 new $1000 study bursaries established by Massey University to enable them to enrol in the second semester and improve their employability by up-skilling.

Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey says anyone whose employment has been effected by economic downturn – or is likely to be – may apply when they enrol or immediately if they are a current student, either internal or extramural.

“We felt it was important to recognise that many people are either having to review their career paths or face uncertainty,” Mr Maharey says. “We wanted also to provide an incentive to people to grow their knowledge and their skill set, and use what will inevitably be a temporary downturn in employment prospects, as an opportunity to ensure they are better placed to take advantage when the climate improves.”

Applications for the bursaries close on June 15.  All applicants must be either New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, enrolling extramurally or internally in full or part-time study and must show a willingness to complete their intended programme of study.

Courses offered for semester two, which begins on July 13, include undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the arts, health sciences, business, biological sport and exercise science and computing.

Applications forms can be obtained from the semester 2 website or by phoning 0800-627-739.

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Study in Japan

Posted by John Ross on May 6, 2009

The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Monbukagakusho) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.  For more information see:

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