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As a Massey student or recent graduate you have access to all career services Massey offers. Our career consultants can provide advice on matching your qualification to a career, finding work in New Zealand or overseas, curriculum vitae (CV) development and other career related matters. If you'd like to meet with a Massey Career Consultant in person or via Skype, you can make an appointment through Massey CareerHub or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Massey CareerHub is an online portal where you can access job vacancies and other resources that can help you with your career planning.
It is important to note that as an international student studying in New Zealand you need to be aware of the rules of your student visa if you want to work in New Zealand while you study. If you plan to work in New Zealand post-study, you will need a New Zealand work visa.
Before you start looking for work, check the conditions of your student visa. You may be able to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and full-time during scheduled holidays.
Your e-visa or visa label in your passport will show if and when you are allowed to work while you are studying in New Zealand. To find out more about working on a student visa, visit the NZ Study+Work website.
Part-time work is a great way for you to develop your English language skills and your knowledge of New Zealand's workplace culture. It is also a good way to make connections with people who may be able to offer you useful information, new contacts, or details of possible job opportunities.
Before you start working in New Zealand, it is important you understand your rights as an employee, leave entitlements, and minimum wage rates. You can find this information on the Employment New Zealand website.
During your studies, try to gain work experience that is relevant to the career in the industry or sector you'd like to work in. Take all opportunities to build your English language proficiency in reading, writing and listening. Speaking with fluency and accuracy is another good goal to achieve.
Prospective employers will look at:
If you're a recent graduate of Massey University, you still have access to all of the career services offered by the University.
If you do plan to stay in New Zealand to work after your studies, you will need the right visa. To find out about the study to work pathway, and work visa requirements, visit the NZ Study+Work website.
Researching the job market and industries and sectors that interest you is a good way to secure work in New Zealand post-study. We recommend visiting the following websites:
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Last updated on Tuesday 12 March 2019