Property graduate recruitment awards

The Department of Property offers two awards; one to celebrate exceptional property graduates and the other to recognise employers who have made a big contribution to our graduates.

Emerging Talent Award 2019

This award is for the graduate who has had the biggest impact on their company and the industry since graduating in the last three years with a Bachelor of Property, a Bachelor of Property conjoint or a Bachelor of Property (Hons).

The judges are looking for someone who has demonstrated potential and ambition to reach the top.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, either an employer must nominate an employee OR an employee may nominate themselves.

The employee must have graduated from the Department of Property between May 2016 and May 2019 and been employed by the employer's company for between six months to three years.

Entry form

Assessment process

Candidates applying for the Department of Property Emerging Talent Award must submit:

  • An entry form
  • A CV with the applicants name, contact details, date of graduation, job title and the date of joining the nominated company
  • A reference from your manager or supervisor, or provide contact details
  • A written submission of no more than 500 words explaining how you have made your impact and met each of the following five criteria:
    • Market knowledge/commercial awareness (e.g., ability to transfer from learning to a working environment, up-to-date industry knowledge, commercial acumen)
    • Technical ability and understanding
    • Career focus (e.g., motivation, desire and willingness to learn)
    • Working to company values (e.g., representing company in a positive manner, working to high standards)
    • Work-life balance (e.g., extracurricular activities, well-rounded lifestyle)

For the best chance of success, please provide examples of supporting material showing why you deserve this award.

Judging process

  • The judging process is based on the assessment of the criteria above, along with the candidate’s performance at an interview.
  • All candidates MUST be available to attend an interview on 2 April 2019.
  • All candidates MUST be available to attend the Department of Property Annual Dinner on 2 May 2019.
  • The short list of candidates will be based on written applications.
  • A panel of judges will comprise representatives from the sponsoring company (if any), and the University of Auckland Business School and Department of Property graduates.
  • The overall winner and runner up will be announced at the Department of Property Annual Dinner on 2 May 2019.

Competition rules

  • All entrants must have graduated from the Department of Property between May 2016 and May 2019.
  • All entrants must have been employed for between six months to three years.
  • Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 25 March and either delivered in hard copy or emailed to Noreen Garrad at n.garrad@auckland.ac.nz.
  • No late entries will be considered.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize

  • The winner will receive an engraved trophy and a certificate.
  • The runner-up will receive a certificate.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be nominated by someone else?
No, you can nominate yourself OR have your employer nominate you.

Do I have to be strong in every category?
Being strong in every category may be an advantage. However, a candidate who is strong in any of the four categories could still be successful in the selection process.

Do I have to have a 9.0 GPA?
Students with a 9.0 GPA are welcome to enter but there is no GPA minimum. The format will consider the range of attributes possessed by each candidate.

What is expected in extracurricular activities?
This section includes any activity that is not part of your study at University or your service to the community. It has a wide scope, including but not limited to: sport, employment, music, arts, your own business, or any other similar activity.

Do I need to attend the dinner on 2 May 2019?
If you are one of the shortlisted candidates you will be required to attend the dinner.

Property Graduate Employer of the Year Award 2019

This award goes to the employer who has made the biggest contribution to the employment, career growth and development of students graduating in the last three years with a Bachelor of Property, Bachelor of Property conjoint or Bachelor of Property (Hons) from the Department of Property at the University of Auckland Business School.

Eligibility

To be nominated, companies must have employed a graduate of the Department of Property between May 2016 and May 2019, and employed that graduate for more than six months.

The graduate nominating the company must have graduated from the Department of Property between May 2016 and May 2019 and been employed by the nominated company for between six months to three years.

Entry form

Assessment process

Nominations made by a Bachelor of Property, Bachelor of Property conjoint or Bachelor of Property (Hons) graduate employee must include:

  • An entry form
  • A written submission of no more than 500 words explaining how the employer meets each of the following five criteria including examples showing as to why they deserve this award:
    • Workplace environment and culture (e.g., work-life balance, diversity, equity, team spirit, social events)
    • The graduate’s role (e.g., exposure to industry, duties match position description, experience gained, accountability and responsibility, Key Performance Indicators in place)
    • Support or training (e.g., training programmes in place, one-on-one or ad hoc weekly or monthly reviews)
    • Career growth (e.g., defined career path within the organisation, promotion criteria in place, expectations voiced)
    • Mentoring (e.g., formal or informal mentor for the graduate in the organisation)

For the best chance of success, please provide examples of supporting material showing why the company deserves this award.

Judging process

  • The judging process is based on the assessment of the criteria above, along with the nominator's performance at an interview.
  • Nominators must be available to attend an interview on 2 April 2019.
  • Nominators and a company representative must be available to attend the Department of Property Annual Dinner on the 2 May 2019.
  • The short list of candidates will be based on written applications.
  • A panel of judges will comprise of representatives from the sponsoring company (if any) and the University of Auckland Business School and Department of Property graduates.
  • The overall winner and runner up will be announced at the Department of Property Annual Dinner on the 2 May 2019.

Competition rules

  • All companies nominated must have employed a graduate of the Department of Property between May 2016 and May 2019 and employed that graduate for more than six months.
  • Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 25 March and either delivered in hard copy or emailed to Noreen Garrad at n.garrad@auckland.ac.nz.
  • No late entries will be considered.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize

  • The winner will receive an engraved trophy and a certificate.
  • The runner-up will receive a certificate.

Frequently asked questions

Who can nominate their employer?
The employee nominating their employer should have been employed by the nominated company for between six months to three years and must have graduated in the last three years between May 2016 and May 2019 with a Bachelor of Property, Bachelor of Property conjoint or a Bachelor of Property (Hons) degree.

Does an employer have to be strong in every category?
Being strong in every category may be an advantage. However, an employer who is strong in any one of the categories could still be successful in the selection process.

Do I need to attend the dinner on 2 May 2019?
If you are one of the shortlisted employers you will be required to attend the dinner.