Graduation and careers

Prepare for graduation and your next steps after completing your studies, look at your career options, and find out more about being Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington alumni.

Graduation ceremonies

We hold graduation ceremonies twice a year, in May and December. Learn about the ceremonies, parades, and other celebrations—and what to wear if you're graduating.

About the ceremonies What to wear
Two young Māori women wearing academic dress and traditional cloaks.
Victoria graduates

Preparing to graduate

Graduation is the time to celebrate your achievements. Find out how and when to apply, and about the details of your graduation certificate.

Apply to graduate Graduation certificates
Aerial view of Wellington city

Get started on your career

Starting a career can be daunting. Our friendly careers team can offer you a range of practical advice and support to ensure you get the best start possible.

Visit careers and employment

  • Alumni and friends

    Join our alumni community to receive invitations to events, subscribe to our magazine and keep access to the Library and Career Services.

  • Transcripts and certificates

    Certificates of completion and academic transcripts are official academic records of your study and achievements at University. Find out how to get yours.

  • Post-study work visa

    International students who have graduated with a New Zealand qualification can apply for the post-study work visa.