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.

Explore careers

Visit our Careers and Employment site to find out about expos and other events, connect with employers and the community, and get job-ready with the advice and support of our friendly and experienced careers team.

Find out more
Blurred top-down photograph of students at a crowded careers expo with tables and banners

Apply to graduate

Apply to graduate to begin your graduation journey. You'll need to apply to graduate whether you want to attend a ceremony or not. Find out when you need to submit your application so that you can be part of your preferred ceremony.

Apply to graduate

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 when you're graduating.

About the ceremonies What to wear
Two young Māori women wearing academic dress and traditional cloaks.
Looking towards the stage during graduation at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Graduation timelines

Get all the information you need to attend a graduation ceremony in May, and find out when the ceremonies will be held.

May graduation timelines

After you graduate

  • 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.

  • Explore career opportunities

    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.

  • Post-study work visa

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