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Job hunting in NZ or Australia?

Posted by John Ross on January 20, 2010

Happy New Year!

I’ll start by saying that one of my New Year resolutions is to add more posts here than I did in 2009.

As a start, here’s a useful link for you if you’re a student or graduate looking for work in New Zealand or Australia.  It takes you to the web site for a Virtual Careers Fair that will run on-line for three days from 29-31 March. You can preview the event 22-28 March, plan your visits, and register for scheduled chats.

During the event participating employers appear in expo halls by discipline making it easy to find them and you can engage with them one-on-one; attend employer presentations and group chats; access and download material and subscribe to employer newsletters.

You’ll have to register but the event is free to you.  Register at http://www.vcf.graduatecareers.com.au/

Furthermore, remember that we’re coming in to career expos and fairs season.  If you’re a Massey University student or graduate you can find out about the events we’re organising by going to http://careerhub.massey.ac.nz

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Wellington or Palmerston North based?

Posted by John Ross on November 16, 2009

Massey University – Career and Course Advice Sessions 2009 – Staying on Track

If you are a Massey University student (on campus or extramural), or are thinking of becoming one, and are based in Palmerston North or Wellington these events are for you.

Staying on Track is your opportunity to have one to one time with a range of Massey University staff. Senior administrative college staff, student liaison advisors and careers consultants will be on hand. 

Come along for assistance in:

  •  planning your study;
  • exploring the career opportunities with your degree;
  • your selection of papers;
  • confirming that you are on track to complete your qualification;
  • clarifying degree or major regulations;
  • exploring possible postgraduate study options; and
  • any other queries you may have (if we don’ t have the answers, we will take responsibility for finding out for you).

The dates are given below, no need to book – just pop in at any time during the hours listed below.  (Full addresses and links to maps are given on the Massey career service website – http://careers.massey.ac.nz).

Staying on Track schedule: 3.00pm – 8.00pm at all venues listed below:                                                                         

 

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Interested in the U.K?

Posted by John Ross on October 30, 2009

If the idea of working in the UK appeals to you, it could be a good idea to register to participate in the Prospects UK Virtual Careers Fairs.  These are scheduled to run from 9th -13th November 2009.  Registration will allow you to upload and submit your CV, apply for jobs, and talk on-line with a range of UK graduate employers. 

Find out more at www.prospects.ac.uk/prospectsfairs

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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 course and career advice 2009

Posted by John Ross on September 21, 2009

If you are a Massey University student (on-campus or extramural) or are considering becoming one, there’s a lot to be gained from dropping in to one of the University’s ‘Staying on Track’ road shows.

These take place annually at a number of towns and cities throughout NZ.  They run from 3.00 pm until 8.00 pm and you can simply ‘drop-in’ – there’s no need to book.  Each event is an opportunity to gain advice on Massey’s papers and programmes; your career plans (if any) or simply to check that your studies are ‘on track’.

For more information, and the schedule of roadshows for 2009, see:

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What do you think?

Posted by John Ross on July 21, 2009

Today’s post is a bit of a plea for help with a couple of things that I’m working on.

Firstly, I’ve been taking a look at what other universities offer on their web sites in the way of pre-entry guidance – particularly for those who are considering studying through distance education.  If you are a distance education student, or are considering becoming one, it would be useful to hear your views on issues such as:

  • resources that you’d like to see on a web site to help you choose a course and/or papers
  • the issues that you face, or think you’ll face, as a distance student
  • resources that might help with these issues

Secondly, I’m also looking at the support offered to those studying for a PhD.  In particular:

  • what support has been – or would be – useful for you as a doctoral student?
  • what are some of the obstacles you’ve faced or are worried you’ll face?
  • what might you – and your university – do about these? 

Any views on the above gratefully received!  Thanks.

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Massey University events

Posted by John Ross on June 5, 2009

If you are a student with Massey University these events may well be of interest:

Presented by Student Learning Development Services, Massey Manawatu these free workshops are designed to help extramural students develop and maintain effective writing and study skills.

Topics covered will include time management, reading and note-taking, the principles of academic writing, and making the most of WebCT, as well as information on using the resources of the library.

You can register for a regional seminar here. If you have any further enquiries, please feel free to e-mail SLC-PN@massey.ac.nz or call (06) 350 2251.

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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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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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