Careers Ambassador

Activity

A UC Careers Ambassador gets involved in a range of activities to provide a critical voice and strengthen UC Careers engagement with the University of Canterbury community on a peer to peer level. Some examples of activities are:

  • Marketing and promoting UC Career services and events
  • Participation in outreach activities
  • Hosting employer visits
  • Facilitating careers workshops/discussions
  • Developing career education initiatives
  • Working with others on special projects 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria & Process

Knowledge of and prior engagement with UC Careers Services required.

Apply using the button below and submit an expression of interest and CV to:

Chris Bridgman
Careers Internships & Employment Manager
Chris.bridgman@canterbury.ac.nz

Hours involved in the activity

For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below.

For this activity you can claim a maximum of three learning and development outcomes per year.

Contact

Chris Bridgman
chris.bridgman@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined skills and attributes shown below. You should reflect on your experience and select the attribute and skill that best represents your learning outcome. Below is just one example of what each skill and attribute might look like in practice. Click on the skill or attribute for more examples. 

In order to claim for Bicultural Competence and Confidence you must attend two 3 hour training sessions. Please contact us if you are interested in doing this. 

How will I know if I am Biculturally Competent and Confident? You will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to your area of study.

  • Communication - You communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.
  • Initiative and enterprise - You look for new opportunities to actively engagement with Māori communities.
  • Leadership - You demonstrate your sound knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and kawa (marae protocol) when building relationships within the team.
  • Learning - You recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.
  • Planning & Organising - You are self-reflective in planning processes, seeking, and responding to feedback from key Māori stakeholders.
  • Problem Solving - You demonstrate a holistic approach to problem solving and seek to apply this in a bicultural context.
  • Self-Management - You recognise and address your own filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences and identify self-development opportunities in the bicultural space.
  • Teamwork - You recognise and validate the prior knowledge, experience and skills that team members bring.
  • Technology – You seek to improve technologies to be biculturally inclusive.

How will I know if I have developed a good level of Community Engagement? You will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on your own performance and experiences within that community.

  • Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and listen more easily to others.
  • Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results.
  • Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal.
  • Learning - You see areas of self-development that could be improved on and know when to learn something new.
  • Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop options to resolve those issues.
  • Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • Technology – You organise and store information for easy access.

How will I know if I am Employable, Innovative and Enterprising? You will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers than can be used in a range of applications.

  • Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • Initiative and Enterprise – You generate options and solutions to cope with changes.
  • Leadership – You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • Learning – You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • Problem solving – You resolve an issue with a customer.
  • Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more productive.
  • Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • Technology – You select the best applications to use to produce particular work.

How will I know that I am Globally Aware? You will comprehend the influence of global conditions on your discipline and will be competent in engaging in global and multi-cultural contexts.

  • Communication – You explain your thoughts to be better understood.
  • Initiative and Enterprise – You plan ways to enhance usual practices.
  • Leadership –You assign tasks to others to make the most of their skills.
  • Learning – You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • Planning and organising – You create clear goals for each project.
  • Problem solving – You test what works in a situation and develop options to resolve issues.
  • Self-Management – You have responsibility for your own work practice.
  • Teamwork – You cooperate with different working styles.
  • Technology – You identify which information is the most relevant to the project.

Are you interested in participating in this activity?