The Careers Department aims to help students plan their course choices successfully, and to help students leaving school to transition to further study or employment. This includes supporting applications for courses, scholarships, jobs and apprenticeships, as well as advising on alternative pathways for those not ready to transition directly into their chosen field.
All students are welcome to make appointments for a Careers interview. However, at busy times preference will be given to Senior students and those about to leave school.
The Careers Department is housed in the Student Centre in the Maurice Hall Building, opening onto the atrium between the Deans and the Health Centre.
Students wishing to make appointments to see a Careers Adviser should come through the entrance from the atrium and speak to the Careers Administrator. Parents can make appointments by phoning 09 846 2044, ext 8195. Parents coming for appointments can access the Careers Centre by coming to the Student Centre.
It is very important that students check the Daily Notices. There will be talks by University staff held in Period 5 on certain dates through the year, and job opportunities and other critical information will also be in the notices. The Careers Department manages participation in the KATTI programme for Maori students and PILOT for Pasifika students, as well as other opportunities for visits.
We have displays of brochures which students can refer to in the Maurice Hall Atrium and a table where students can sit and browse. There are nearly always Careers staff available before and after school and during breaks, and students are welcome to pop in at those times to ask a quick question. If we can’t answer you straight away we will recommend you make an appointment.
The Careers Department visits classes from Year 9 – Year 12, but we don’t always get to see everyone. These Career lessons are to help students with career planning and choosing options. If you are away when we visit your class you are welcome to make an appointment to catch up.
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