Toroa Programme

A new career development and employability programme for first-year Māori and Pacific Business students.

Toroa mentors

What is Toroa?

Toroa, the Māori name for Albatross, is the bird that inspired the design of the Sir Owen G Glenn Building.

The Toroa programme empowers and enables our Māori and Pacific students and helps equip them with the skills and confidence to be employable students. The programme is anchored in cultural identity with career and recruitment plans. It aims to build both skillsets and confidence so that you are recruitment ready.

Over the course of Semester Two, you will participate in career workshops and engage with industry. There is strong industry representation which will give you greater insights into what the ‘all rounder’ student leader looks like.

You will also set a personal development plan, which will help you establish the key competencies to develop and align with your career goals and personal values. This will be reviewed throughout the programme during the one-on-one coaching sessions.

Why should I apply for the Toroa programme?

  • Gain valuable insights into the recruitment process and become career-ready for the March recruitment season
  • Build industry networks and contacts
  • Develop key competencies and soft skills to complement your academic skillset
  • Align your future plans with your cultural identity and values

This is a great opportunity for our first year Māori and Pacific students to develop into future leaders and be successful in a competitive job market. The programme will be beneficial to our young tauira, as it will arm you with the necessary skills and competence for your future career, for you and your whanau/aiga.

Overview of the Toroa programme

Week Week commencing Session
1 20 July Workshop: Introduction to Toroa
3 3 August Workshop: Personal Development  
5 17 August Event: Dress for your Future 
6 22 August Workshop: Get Ready for the World of Work
7 12 September Event: A Day in Industry
8 19 September Event: A Day in Industry
9 29 September
Workshop: Mauri mahi, mauri ora 
10 3 October Workshop: Wrap Up
11 13 October Workshop: Toroa Finale – Cultural Dinner and Celebration

How to apply

Submit your application, via the electronic form below along with your CV and a one-minute video telling us who you are and whay you are applying!

Applications for 2022 are closed.