Studying at AUT leads you along a career path of opportunities, adventures, challenges and surprises. But how do you know you’re on the right career path? If you're not sure – and lots of people are not – then our career specialists can help you consider what to do next.
To meet with a career specialist , simply book an appointment through Elab Online. It’s easy to log in – just choose ‘Current student’ and enter your Student ID and password.
If you're struggling to understand a particular topic or have received a low grade for a paper, it is easy to start wondering whether you've made the right programme choice.
Many factors can impact on your ability to do well, including personal and academic challenges. We can help you identify these and find a way to through your challenges, including reassessing your programme choices – just make an appointment with a career specialist by logging into Elab Online.
Postgraduate study can be a great way to deepen your knowledge and skills to open up better career opportunities. But it's not a way to avoid the workplace!
Some industries and professions require a postgraduate qualification for entry level professional roles – others prefer someone to get workplace experience, then to do postgraduate study.
Before enrolling for postgraduate study, ask yourself:
Learning more about careers and organisations is a good way to find out more about roles and work opportunities that will help you with your career decisions.
Find out about the career options associated with AUT degrees. Read career sheets that sound interesting to you or talk about subjects and topics you’re interested in. Build your knowledge of industry trends and job descriptions. Discover what employers may be looking for and what skills are required for careers in each field.
Employer events and workshops, including career fairs and speaker series, are run during the year to help develop your knowledge of the workplace. Look at Elab Online for workshops and events.
Sign up for the AUT Edge Award or (for postgraduate students) Beyond AUT Award and you will develop employability and leadership skills, while also improving your networks and gaining NZ work experience. The award is run by the Employability and Careers team.
Explore information about career decision making and job search through our career resources on Elab Online.
There are lots of other online resources, including interest groups on social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Career New Zealand has extensive interactive tools that are free to download and use.
Your family, friends, sports teams, church members, neighbours and teachers are also excellent sources of information, work experience and networking opportunities.
Our team offers individual career counselling to help you explore your career options and support your career decision making.
Drop into the Employability Lab or email us:
Have a quick career question? Ask it on Elab Online (look for the red pop-up)
Visit us at the Employability Lab at the City Campus in WA202.
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