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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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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 Students – News

Posted by John Ross on June 22, 2009

If you are a Massey University student, I have some news that might be of interest:

Firstly, a warm welcome to Paul Fitzmaurice.  Paul is the new careers adviser based full-time on Massey’s Wellington campus.  He’s based in the contact centre there or can be reached via 04 801 2794 ext 6820 or P.R.Fitzmaurice@massey.ac.nz

Secondly, I’ll be in Christchurch for the rest of this week – meeting with Massey extramural students based there.  I still have some free appointment times on Saturday 27th June.  If you are a Massey extramural student – or are thinking of becoming one – and are based in Christchurch I can be reached via emcareers@massey.ac.nz.  I may be able to offer you a thirty minute ‘slot’ for 1:1 careers advice.

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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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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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