How we work with academics

UC Careers encourages departments and students to utilise the CareerHub website which lists and promotes various career activities and opportunities such as jobs, internships, scholarships, employer events, career appointments and seminars.

Academic Departments

Working in collaboration with departments, seminars and resources can be customised and delivered within an academic programme to meet the needs of students. To speak with one of our professionals please contact: careers@canterbury.ac.nz. Students can independently attend seminars and book career consultation appointments via CareerHub.

Career Development Programmes

Career Development Programmes consist of 20+ modules covering a variety of career topics.

• Both academic departments and students can access these modules via Learn.
• Individual modules can be incorporated into academic course curricular to enhance students career competencies.
• Students who participate and complete modules outside of class requirements can credit these towards the Co-Curricular Record.

There are six Career Development Programs:
1. University Preparation
2. Career Preparation
3. Work Placement Preparation
4. Career Management
5. Graduate Careers
6. Workplace Resilience

Seminars to recommend to students

Discover Opportunities at UC

These seminars are designed to enhance the experience of students at the University of Canterbury, giving them the insight, edge and motivation to succeed within their chosen field
of study. Highly recommended for 1st and 2nd year students.

Seminars

How to make the most of your time at UC - a careers perspective

Assists students in maximising their future employment opportunities by encouraging proactive participation in UC activities and services.

The power of social and professional networking and participation

Encourages students to develop and utilise networking skills, and actively participate in activities and events to maximise their chance of discovering opportunities of interest.

Develop your brand and visibility

Assists students in gaining an understanding of themselves, their strengths, how to articulate their skills and introduce themselves professionally.

UC career education tools and activities

An overview of our career education tools and activities (CareerHub, ePortfolio/CV Builder, Career Modules, Co-curricular Record) assists students to engage in career development to gain a head start in their careers. The seminar can be tailored to focus on individual tools and activities.

Career Preparation

These seminars focus on assisting students in becoming resilient career managers (an essential life skill) by expanding their understanding of employability and how to develop and articulate their skills and knowledge. Highly recommended for 2nd and 3rd year students.

Seminars

Life beyond university

Assists students in gaining an understanding of the World of Work (skills/competencies that employers seek, the labour market, and the importance of lifelong learning), and how to
explore opportunities and make informed career decisions.

Making a strong start in a new job

Assists students to develop their ability to thrive within a workplace, work well within a team, communicate effectively, manage pressures and work sustainability to maintain a  balanced life.

LinkedIn

Assists students in developing a professional and impactful LinkedIn profile. Students will also be supported in gaining an understanding of how to utilise LinkedIn for networking and job search purposes.

Securing Internships and Employment Opportunities

These seminars assist students to engage in career activities and utilise career tools to successfully connect them with fulfilling career opportunities. The seminars are designed to develop students’ abilities in articulating their skills, knowledge and strengths. Highly recommended for 2nd and 3rd students.

Seminars

How to write successful CV's and job applications

Assists students in understanding the importance of a CV, essential elements to include in a CV, and how to target a CV and cover letter to specific vacancies.

How to find a job

Assists students in understanding the strategies and tools required to search for employment.

How to succeed in job interviews

Assists students in understanding the different types of interviews, what employers look for, and how to best prepare and answer interview questions.

How to succeed in psychometric tesing and assessment centres

Assists students in gaining an understanding of the different types of psychometric testing, what typically occurs at an assessment centre, and how to best prepare for both scenarios.

How to make the most of UC Career fairs, events and employer recruitment presentations

Assists students in understanding the value and benefits of attending Careers Fairs and Employer Presentations, and how to best prepare for these events. Students will gain an understanding of how to approach and follow up with employers.

Applying internships and work integrated learning opportunities

Assists students in gaining an understanding of steps they can take to secure internships and work integrated learning opportunities.