How to engage a UC student - Guide - Careers, Internships & Employment - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

How to use the Guide for employers

Use this guide to discover the different ways you can engage a University of Canterbury student or graduate for your organisation.

It covers the benefits of engaging a student, the types of jobs a student can do, ways to structure the position, plus information on writing a job description and advertising vacant roles on NZUniCareerHub.

So jump in and get started. If you have any questions, make sure you contact us (details bottom of page) to discuss your options.

Benefits of engaging a student

There are probably heaps of things you've been wanting to do - but simply haven't had the time or staff to do it. You will gain fresh ideas, raise your profile, get short term projects done and have the opportunity to indentify potential employees.

Find the right student for your business

Get the right person for the job. We have resources to help you draft a job description, decide on selection criteria and a template you can use to identify the specifications for the job.

Options to structure the postion

Options vary depending on what you want to achieve. Ways to structure the position include; part-time employmnet, graduate position, casual position, work integrated learning (WIL) and volunteer work. There are legal requirements for each you need to be aware of.

Prepare to engage a student

Preparation is vital for both you and your student. Our resources take you through questions that will help you define your objectives and make sure you've thought of the resources, time and information you'll need to provide.

You can register your company’s details and post your own job on the NZUniCareerHub website

The University of Canterbury has a online recruitment tool called NZUniCareerHub for all employers to use when advertising vacancies to students. NZUniCareerHub is accessed by all registered students and graduate of UC. Our resources help you step-by-step write a job ad to attract the right student.

For more information please contact

Meg Upjohn
Learning and Employment Advisor, on
+64 (3) 369 3362 ext 93362

NZUniCareerHub for employers

For more information or to register online:


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