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Massey university wants you!

Posted by John Ross on October 27, 2009

Learn how to upskill, improve your career prospects or extend an interest at Massey University’s careers evening in Wellington, New Zealand. With flexible study options including full or part-time study, on campus or by distance education – study anywhere, anytime to suit your lifestyle and give you the competitive edge.

 Choose from more than one thousand programmes including: • Business • Psychology • Public Policy • Finance • Human Resources • Management • Exercise • Accounting • Economics • Teacher Training • Design & Fine Arts • Engineering • Health & Environment.

Meet our academic advisers, students and lecturers for one-to-one personalised course and career advice:

WHERE: Holiday Inn, 75 Featherston Street, CBD, Wellington, New Zealand.

WHEN: Wednesday 11th November 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

PRESENTATION: 6.00pm – Professor Claire Massey, Head of the Department of Management at Massey University, will discuss: How to Maximise the Value of Study.

Light refreshments and snacks provided.

For further information, contact Lorraine Archbold at:

Tel: 0800 MASSEY or email NLR.Liaison.WN@massey.ac.nz

 

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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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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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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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U K? O K

Posted by John Ross on April 24, 2009

As a Scot now settled happily in New Zealand, I thought that this might be of interest to you:

Top British Scholarship up for Grabs

A scholarship for New Zealand’s top young graduates is now only weeks away from closing.

The Chevening Scholarship is for a year of postgraduate study at a British centre of Higher Education and is aimed at graduates with the potential to be future leaders.

The scholarship, worth £16,500, covers airfares, tuition and living expenses and the candidate will be selected by the British High Commission in Wellington

The scholarships are offered in over 150 countries around the world.  Applicants are asked to apply by 1 May 2009.

For more information visit:

http://www.chevening.com/how-apply

https://www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/CheveningApplications/CA_Start.aspx

For further information contact:
Chris Harrington,
British High Commission, Wellington
Telephone 04 924 2857
Mobile 029 924 2857
Email: Chris.Harrington@fco.gov.uk or bhcpress@xtra.co.nz

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Another short post

Posted by John Ross on April 21, 2009

Another short post today, but it offers links to a useful resource.  My friends at Career Services Rapuara have a number of slideshows on their website, looking at ‘a day in the life of ‘ people in certain occupations.  Check out their slideshows for:

A clinical psychologist

An early childhood teacher 

For information on the Massey University qualifications in these fields the following links will be useful:

Early Chilhood 

Clinical Psychology

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Sector savvy

Posted by John Ross on March 19, 2009

What gives someone the edge when they’re job seeking?  Well, a number of things but – in this post at least – I’ll be stressing the need to be sector-aware.

Potential employers will, of course, be interested in how convincingly you can write – and talk about:

  • Why you want the job – and what you know about it
  • The relevant skills; knowledge and experience that you have
  • Evidence of what you can bring to the role
  • How you can ‘hit the ground running’ and ‘add value’

However, they’ll also be interested in what you know of the sector they’re in; what you’ve done to find out about it and what you feel is its appeal to you.  I’d argue that this sector knowledge can also help you to decide what to do and where to apply – for example, are you concerned about joining a sector that may be in decline?  What are the trends in the sectors that interest you?

All in all, it’s crucial that you keep up with news and developments in sectors you’re interested in. A great way of doing so is through the use of RSS feeds from news sites such as

Then, not to be overlooked are professional organisations.  For an outline of some of these see:

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Studying Students

Posted by John Ross on October 9, 2007

Chances are you’ll know a student.  Indeed, if you’re reading this you might even be one!  Where does Massey get its students from though?

In 2005, we had over thirty-nine thousand enrolled students of which in excess of nineteen-thousand were studying extramurally – i.e. at a distance.  Breaking these overall numbers down, almost four thousand were Maori – giving Massey the largest number of Maori students of any NZ university – and over nine thousand were studying at the postgraduate level.

Our gender breakdown was 60% female, the rest – surprise, surprise male.  Almost thirty percent were aged 20 – 24 but around a quarter were aged forty or over.  Most of our students were drawn from the North Island but five percent were international students and three percent were New Zealanders (citizens or permanent residents) currently based overseas.

Right, that’s quite enough figure work for one blog don’t you agree?  We’re “the country’s pre-eminent supplier of distance (extramural) education”.  Extramural students face unique challenges but more on these – and on how we help them to meet their challenges – in a later blog. If you’re thinking of becoming a student figures such as these could be important.  After all, you might want to study with people similar to yourself – or people from very different backgrounds.

Other things to think about though, are where the university is based; what the campus is like; how big your lecture and seminar groups might be; what support services are on offer; the reputation of the university and its programmes – to name but some. Massey has three main campuses – in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington and offers in excess of a hundred qualifications.    

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