Supporting work readiness

See some of the ways in which you can support our students to develop their work-readiness and reach their potential.

Give us your feedback

Employer feedback is valuable and helps us to understand the changing face of the graduate recruitment market. It also helps us to better support and prepare our students. If you have recently recruited for graduates or interns and want to share your insights and ideas, please fill out our feedback form.

Employer voice at career workshops

Our Career Development Workshops support students from all faculties to develop their employability skills, learn more about themselves and what they have to offer, and prepare for life after University. If you feel you can offer advice to our students to support them on their career journey, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Kate Coley, Employer Engagement Manager on

Educate CDES about your organisation

Our Career Development Consultants work directly with students to support their career decisions, so they relish the opportunity to find out more about different career paths, employers and industries. If you would like to teach our team about your organisation, industry and the career opportunities you offer, please get in touch with Kate Coley, Employer Engagement Manager on to coordinate.

Help us to help your University of Auckland graduates start off on the right foot

If you have a number of University of Auckland students starting your organisation, we can help them get the best start by offering them a 'backpack to briefcase' workshop. This workshop is designed to prepare students for the world of work (graduate or intern), covering topics such as workplace etiquette, professional communication, understanding hierarchy, and more. Contact Kate Coley, Employer Engagement Manager on to coordinate. 

Mock interviews and speed networking

Students really value the opportunity to practice their skills in a relaxed and safe environment. We would like to introduce more mock interview and speed networking sessions, where students can develop their skills, confidence and networks. In addition to supporting student career success, employers also get the chance to meet and build relationships to talented students, while also promoting their brand and opportunities. If you would like to be a part of one of these sessions, please register your interest.

Case studies and news stories

Do you have any career advice you wish you could have given your younger self? Do you or your colleagues have an inspirational career story to share with students? Do you know a recent UoA intern or graduate who can offer advice to other students who would like to follow in their footsteps? If so, we would love to hear about it. We publish regular posts and articles for students about all aspects of career development. These articles are also a good way to promote your organisation and the programmes you offer.

Some common themes include:

  • What to do while you are at university to get work-ready
  • The value of internships/work experience/volunteering to your future career
  • How to stand out to employers
  • How to find/secure an internship/graduate position
  • Top tips and do’s and don’ts for applications and interviews
  • What is a certain job/industry really like
  • Graduate recruitment trends, applications processes and assessment methods

Please contact Kate Coley, Employer Engagement Manager on to discuss how you can contribute.