Preparing for employment

Find tips to help you get work-ready, from knowing your skills and choosing a career to leadership programmes and job application advice.

Making career decisions

Knowing yourself, understanding the world of work then planning and acting are important first steps when looking for work.

Looking for work

Start your job search right with the skills to write a great CV and cover letter, craft a job application, understand psychometric testing and ace an interview.

Graduate recruitment

Meet potential employers and find out about jobs and internships at graduate recruitment events.


An internship is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your employability, make professional contacts and increase your chances of finding work.

Alumni as Mentors programme

The Alumni as Mentors programme (AAM) connects final-year students with Victoria University of Wellington alumni who are experienced mentors in the workforce.

Wellington Plus programme

Wellington Plus is the University’s service and leadership development programme. Give back to your community and gain skills that will impress employers.

Wellington International Leadership Programme

If you’re interested in other countries and cultures, and keen to kickstart an internationally focused career, WILP is an ideal way to get involved.

Wellington Global Exchange

Gain a new perspective and spend one or two trimesters of your degree in another country, choosing from over 140 partner institutions.

GrowME (Grow My Employability) programme

GrowME is a team-based volunteer experience that helps you grow your employability. Work on a student-led project that tackles real-world challenges.