Māori students / ākonga

Meet our Māori Career Development and Employability Consultant Lorraine Henry

Kia ora! 

Lorraine Henry is our dedicated Māori Career Development and Employability Consultant, who is experienced and resourced to walk with you on the journey of discovering who you are and where you are headed in your future career path.

No hea koe? Where are you from?

"I te taha toku mama
Otamaewa te maunga
Mahururoa te awa
Mataatua te waka
Ngati Toro te hapu

"I te taha toku papa
Puhanga Tohora te maunga
Taheke te awa
Ngatokimatawhauroa te waka
Ngati Pakau te hapu

"No Rahiri me Taheke ahau
He uri ahau o Ngapuhi
I am from rural communities in Northland, and my tribal affiliation is

"I am a proud mum of three boys and two mokopuna, my own career journey has been in the public sector specialising in training, careers and employability for over 25 years. Walking in both worlds is important as identity, language and culture are relevant for future careers across all industries. I love everything about Te ao Māori (Māori worldview) and try and make sense of the past to influence careers in the future.

"My background has involved working in various public sector roles which has given me great insight into internal processes around recruitment and behavioural interviews. This insight is so important in helping students to get jobs.

"CDES provide programmes that enable students to be exposed to opportunities and gain valuable experience in the workplace to build confidence and gain an understanding of different jobs and where they best fit.

"For me, it’s important to see passionate and dedicated Māori who are change leaders in our society. My work contributes to ensuring our people have a seat at the table.

"I would love to meet you. Come into CDES to meet me and discover all of the opportunities available to you."

Māori and Pacific Employability Programme

The Māori and Pacific Employability Programme provides students with the opportunity to explore various career pathways, better understand how personal values and interests align to opportunities, and increase their awareness and understanding of employers and employer environments. All the while, they are getting better prepared for future opportunities.

Career Development and Employability Services

We assist University of Auckland students (as well as graduates up to three years after graduation) with all aspects of career development. Our vision is to help graduates develop the capabilities to successfully self-manage and navigate their world of work, life and learning.

This will enable you to:

  • Realise your potential
  • Move towards a personally determined and evolving future
  • Be positive contributors to local, national and global communities

Join the Māori & Pacific Career Development & Employability Services Facebook group for opportunities and conversations dedicated to our Māori & Pacific students and graduates.

Career Development and Employability Services
Room 151, Level 1, Kate Edger Information Commons
2 Alfred St
Auckland Central
Email: lorraine.henry@auckland.ac.nz