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
3 2 August Workshop: Introduction to Toroa & Personal Development Plan
4 9 August Event: Dress for your Future
5 16 August Workshop: Get career-ready
8 or 10 20 September or 4 October Event: A Day in Industry
9 27 September Workshop: Mauri mahi, mauri ora
11 11 October Workshop: Wrap-up
12 21 October Event : Toroa Finale – Cultural Dinner and Celebration

How to apply

Submit your application, along with your CV and a 1-minute TikTok or Instagram video.

Applications close: 4pm Friday 30 July 2021

All applicants will be contacted by: Mon 2 August 2021