CDES Recruitment Events and Workshops

Recruitment events and employer workshops are a great way to network with employers. See who's coming on campus!

Code with Xero

Date: Tuesday 20 April
Time: 6-7.30pm
Venue: Online

Code with Xero is your chance to get some insight into the more technical side of things at Xero. We'll take you through who we are as a company and what we do.

Then we will get into talking about version control, GIT, our front end tech stack (HTML, CSS, React, tooling and testing) and our back end stack (SQL, .Net/C#, API's, tooling and testing).

Xero is all about beautiful business. What started as an ambitious vision for accounting in a small Wellington apartment has become a leading global platform for small business. We're helping small businesses do more of what they love and changing lives because of it. It's challenging, real, and a whole lot of fun.

Go to our amazing grad site ( to learn more.

PDP Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 27 April
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: ENG Seminar Room 405 - 422

PDP is a leading environmental and engineering consultancy offering solutions for environmental issues through our specialised range of services. Working on a wide variety of projects ranging from major infrastructure projects through to investigations into the natural environment, we aim to cover the entire range of environmental services required by our clients, in air, land and water.

We would love to help you explore career opportunities at PDP if you are planning a career in environmental engineering, contaminated land, environmental management or monitoring.

Check our website

NZDF Psychology Presentation

Date: Wednesday 28 April
Time: 3-4pm
Venue: ENG 405- 422 Seminar Room

LTCDR Juliet Battersby will be speaking to psychology students at the university. Juliet is employed in psychology roles in the New Zealand Navy and is coming to discuss the opportunities available to psychology undergraduates and graduates within the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

This represents an excellent chance for anyone who is considering further study in psychology or who is interested in becoming a psychologist in New Zealand to find out more about the varied and professionally rewarding psychology work offered by the NZDF. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The areas of psychology worked in by Defence psychologists
  • Opportunities for psychology registration through the NZDF
  • The myths and realities of joining the NZDF as a psychologist
  • Planning your future study towards becoming a psychologist
  • Remuneration and benefits associated with becoming a Defence psychologist

Student Engagement & Employer Information Session - Fast Enterprises, LLC

Date: Thursday 29 April
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: KEIC Level 1, Workshop 101

Who are we?

  • Industry leader in the development and installation of software for government agencies
  • Experts on implementations for tax, motor vehicle, unemployment insurance, and unemployment benefits worldwide
  • Top global organisation - Named a Best Place to Work for Diversity, Technology, and Millennials for multiple years in a row!

Who are we looking for?  Developers/Implementation Consultants!

These individuals understand the technical aspects of systems implementation as well as the business needs of our clients. Employees participate in the full project life cycle from requirements gathering through production support. Our developers need to have strong technical and communication skills which enable them to interact with clients and understand system functionality. FAST implementation consultants work side-by-side with our clients throughout the product implementation. At this time, we are looking for candidates to fill local positions in Wellington, NZ.

What's in it for me?

  • Global opportunities: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Caribbean
  • Supportive team environment
  • Great remuneration package
  • Unlimited career growth and development

Come hear what it's like to work for FAST! See you on Campus!

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Finity Consulting - Recruitment Evening

Date: Monday 3 May
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Science Building Case Room G20 (302 - G20) 

Are you in your penultimate or final year of study in a quantitative degree (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Commerce)? If so, we would love to meet with you!

Our Auckland team is growing, and we have an exciting opportunity for an actuarial graduate and an actuarial summer intern to join us. As a graduate or intern, you'd work across Australian and New Zealand clients on a variety of client projects from the very start. You'll quickly become an important part of the Finity team, learning from experts on the job and through formal training.

Who are we?

Finity is a leading actuarial and analytics consultancy known for award-winning data driven insights. As a graduate or intern at Finity, you will get the opportunity to use cutting edge techniques and work on a wide range of different challenges. A career at Finity means working alongside award-winning industry leaders in an environment that encourages innovation and rewards performance. Our analysts create and work with sophisticated modelling tools to manipulate and analyse data, interpret results and prepare information that supports our clients in better understanding their future risks.

What is an actuary?

Working as an actuary is a challenging and rewarding career. Actuaries work in many industries, including insurance, superannuation, investments, financial services and government. Actuaries critically analyse and evaluate risk, solve complex business problems and provide strategic advice which supports organisations to make the right decisions about their future sustainability and financial security.

An Actuarial Graduate role at Finity will enable you to use your maths and statistics skills in a professional business environment that gives you challenging, real world problems to solve.

Find out more about the path to becoming a qualified actuary at:

If you're interested in hearing more about working at Finity before the event, check out what our recent graduates have to say about the work they've been involved in and their experience at Finity so far.

We look forward to seeing you!

ALGA Student Night 

Date: Tuesday 25 May
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: ENG 401 - 439 and Neon Foyer (Networking)

Please check our website 

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