WORK EXPERIENCE / INTERNSHIPS / PAID WORK
Work experience is any voluntary employment spent in a workplace. It’s a great opportunity to put into practice your classroom learning, which can last from one day to several months. Work experience is often a great way to get “a foot in the door,” and many times an employer could offer paid employment once they see the skills you have to offer.
- Diploma in Applied Business Level 7:
Students are required to complete 240 hours over a 12-week period within a company related to your chosen major, where you will have the opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice. You are also required to complete a research project as part of your internship. Our Diploma in Business is highly desirable to students because of the internship it offers. The internship is unpaid, unless stated by the employer.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business Level 8:
From the beginning of your Postgraduate in Business programme, you will build your applied research skills by working collaboratively in a co-creative relationship with a New Zealand business or organisation and its stakeholders. You’ll provide recommendations to ‘real’ business problems and opportunities for your chosen business. In your last module, you’ll be working in a New Zealand business or organisation within your chosen field, and further develop your business and management skills and knowledge. The internship is unpaid, unless stated by the employer.
To assist in finding part-time employment, Think Recruit, the career guidance department at NZIE, offers employment workshops and one on one coaching for CV and cover letter writing, interview techniques, job seeking and workplace skills.
You have just 30 seconds to impress a potential recruiter scanning through job applications! The purpose of a CV is to get you an interview and tell your story. It needs to show what you can do and why you’re a good fit for an employer. If you need help to create a comprehensive, professional CV, you just need to make an appointment to see our Think Recruit team. (Ask at Reception for details.)
SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS
Think Recruit advisors will offer a number of different workshops during your studies at NZIE to assist you in becoming as employable as possible. These include:
- Job Seeking skills
- CV development and Cover Letters
- Interview skills
- Soft skills and NZ Workplace culture
- Guest speakers from industry
TEMPLATES AND RESOURCES
The Careers NZ website offers free information and self-help resources to help make smart career choices. These include:
- CV and cover letter templates
- Interview tips
- Job descriptions for more than 400 different types of jobs
- Fun, interactive tools to help you choose the right career