Careers Ambassador


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 

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 3 modules of 12 hours minimum per module. 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. 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Knowledge of and prior engagement with UC Careers Services required.

Submit an expression of interest and CV to

Training Provided

Training will be provided as required. 


Chris Bridgman
Careers Internships and Employment Manager

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • A1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.
  • A2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors undertake active engagement with Māori communities when developing new ideas and looking for new opportunities.  
  • A3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors have sound knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and kawa (marae protocol) and demonstrate this when taking a leadership role.
  • A4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.
  • A5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors are self-reflective in planning processes, seeking and responding to feedback from key Māori stakeholders.
  • A6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors demonstrate a holistic approach to problem solving and seek to apply this in a bicultural context.
  • A7 Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors recognise and address their own filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences and identify self-development opportunities in the bicultural space.  
  • A8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors recognise and validate the prior knowledge, experience and skills that team members bring. 
  • A9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors seek to improve technologies to be biculturally inclusive. For example, to better incorporate the Māori language in software systems.
  • B1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors communicate effectively with students and UC Staff.  
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors find and implement new opportunities to promote Careers Services to students and staff. 
  • B3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors use and combine different ideas to create and improve an outcome.
  • B4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors see areas of self-development that could be improved on and apply what has been learned to different areas.
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors create clear goals for each project and monitor how the project is going.
  • B6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors notice current or possible issues and develop options to resolve those issues.
  • B7 - Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors evaluate own work performance and make goals for skills they want to develop in the future. 
  • B8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors take advantage of team’s knowledge in other areas.
  • B9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors have the knowledge to solve technical problems.
  • C1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors will adapt their communication to suit the audience.   
  • C2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors will develop creative ideas for new situations.
  • C3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors build relationships within the team and motivate the team towards the final goal. 
  • C4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors can solve an issue with an original idea.
  • C5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors plan resources and prepare for any sudden change.
  • C6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors test what works in a situation and apply solutions to a problem.
  • C7 - Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors take responsibility for their own work practice and actively put ideas into action.  
  • C8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors cooperate with different working styles. 
  • C9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors use computer skills to create projects, selecting the best applications to use to produce particular work.
  • D1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors communicate with an overseas organisation and explain thoughts clearly to be better understood. 
  • D2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors plan ways to make improvements to usual practice with other language users in mind. 
  • D3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors organise and manage a team by assigning tasks to others to make the most of their skills.
  • D4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors know when they need to learn something new such as a new language and cultural tradition. 
  • D5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • D6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors resolve issues for international students. 
  • D7 - Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors identify skills that could make them more productive when working with other language users. 
  • D8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors share different ideas within the team about a project. 
  • D9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors refer to international sources when identifying which information is the most relevant to the project.
Matrix intersection points for Careers Ambassador (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

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