2017 Arts Career and Employability Week Event as iCalendar

21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017

Faculty of Arts, what a week we have planned for you! Arts Career and Employability Week is back in 2017 with a brand new look - you’re not going to want to miss it! 

Industry Spotlight Sessions

Ever wondered: ‘What jobs can I get with a BA?’ We're here to answer this question - there are so many jobs and often in industries you may not have considered! Hear from employers about how your degree can open up a whole world of employability options. Our wide variety of speakers span multiple industries and sectors and will help you idenfity new possibilities, plus talk about how you could work within some of New Zealand’s leading organisations. Book your place at the sessions below. 

My BA and Me: What jobs can I get with a Bachelor of Arts?
21 August, 12-1pm

Molly Workman - Talent and Culture Manager, Lotto
Aimee Dawson - Northern Regional Recruiting Officer, Directorate of Recruiting, NZDF
Shailan Patel - National Account Manager – Education & Retail, MYOB

My BA and Me: Working within the Public Sector/Not-for-profit
22 August, 1-2pm

Billy Revell - Teach First NZ, Recruitment and Selection Manager
Travis McDonald - Auckland UniServices Limited, Contracts Manager
Aimee Dawson - Northern Regional Recruiting Officer, Directorate of Recruiting, NZDF
Nerissa Van Stipriaan - NZ Police, Senior Recruitment Assistant, Upper North Recruitment

My BA and Me: The Digital Age (media, advertising and PR/comms/marketing etc)
23 August, 11am-12pm

Marlen Smith - Commercial Communications Council (CAANZ), Industry Development Manager
Kylie Telford - NZME, Recruitment and Employee Brand Lead
Grace Brebner, Marketing Technology Specialist, Goodfolk
Luke Chivers - NZ Public Relations Consultant, MYOB

My BA and Me: The Corporate World
24 August, 4-5pm

Marlen Smith - Industry Development Manager, Commercial Communications Council
Privani Howes - Talent and Leadership Development Business Partner, Frucor Suntory New Zealand Ltd
Heather Carpenter - Manager, Advisory, EY

My BA and Me: Freelancing, Start-Ups and SMEs
25 August, 11am-12pm

Verity Craft - Intelligent Ink, General Manager & Smooth Operator
Caitlin Taylor - Chasing Cait, Style Coach, Blogger, Shoe addict
Gemma Knight - Chief Word Nerd, Gemma Knight Writes
Elisabeth Vaneveld - Director: Creative Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

Evening Networking Event - Tuesday 22 August (Evening)

This event taking place in the new Arts Student Centre will showcase a number of career options and help build your networking confidence. Whilst some organisations attending may not have current opportunities, they will broaden your ideas of where you can take your degree. This could be the start of your professional network! Refreshments will also be provided. 

Confirmed so far:

  • NZ Police
  • Mainfreight
  • The Big Idea Charitable Trust
  • StretchSense Ltd.
  • Business North Harbour
  • Talegent
  • TeachFirst
  • GoodFolk

Book your place now for 5-7pm, 22 August.

Career Workshops - Room 123, The ClockTower (Daily)

During Arts Careers & Employability Week, our general career and employability workshops will be specifically targeted at Arts students needing that extra boost. Located in room 123 in the ClockTower, topics will include:

How to prepare for employer events (pro tip: attend before the networking event on Tuesday)
21 August, 2-3pm

Networking: From Nervous to Natural
22 August, 11am-12pm

Internships and work experience: What can you do at university to boost your employability?
23 August, 2-3pm

Create a winning CV to get you through the application stage
August 24, 1-2pm

Interview like a pro
August 25, 1-2pm

Lunchtime pop–up event for overseas opportunities (Wednesday 23 August)

Interested in volunteering abroad? Want to gain experience with overseas employers? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to take part in Camp America. Come along to this free event over lunchtime in the Arts Student Centre Foyer and speak with representatives from an array of organisations offering international opportunities during the summer break and beyond. 

23 August, 12.15-1.15pm, Arts Students’ Centre

Organisations attending include:

STA Travel
E.E.S.L - Endeavour Education Services Ltd
Auckland Abroad
AIESEC in Auckland City
New Zealand Red Cross
Smaller Earth

CV drop-ins – Arts Student Centre Foyer (Daily, 10–11am)

Have a CV but not sure how good it is? Stop by to see one of our Career Development Consultants at the Arts Student Centre Foyer area EVERYDAY over the week from 10–11am. No need to book - they will be armed with tea, coffee and biscuits, ready to chat through your CV and guide you on the way to producing a winning resume that will get you recognised by employers. 

Arts Careers & Employability week caters to all Arts students, no matter your discipline or year of study. 

Make sure you check your emails and all of our social media channels including FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat (CDESAucklandUni) to ensure you stay updated. This week is going to be a hub of activity ready to boost your career and employability.

This event is exclusively for University of Auckland students.