Business as ‘normal’!

He waka eke noa.
We are all on this journey together.

Kia ora Students!

The Careers & Employability Team is continuing to provide you a full careers service, just as we did prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. We are here to support and prepare you for success in finding meaningful careers. This can now be done online, via GoogleMeet, Teams, Zoom – whatever platform you choose! We hope to be able to meet you face-to-face, when it’s safe to do so.

We continue to be very excited about the semester ahead and have lots of new initiatives, events and activities for you to enjoy. Some of them are still in the planning stages – so watch this space… But here’s a quick taster of the things we are working on:

  • This brand new website, full of informative careers resources for you.
  • A ‘Get Job Ready Award’ – show employers you have the employability skills they are looking for.
  • 2022 Virtual careers fairs – meet employers from all over New Zealand.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • And a central location, with student chill-out zone – called Te Puna ( L2 and Mokoia campus only)

No doubt you will be very busy adjusting to study online, but if you’re a new to Toi Ohomai we strongly encourage you to join our Facebook group. . The group will keep you up-to-date with important events, activities and jobs.

We very much look forward to working with you, and we encourage you to make the most of the many opportunities and experiences available at Toi Ohomai, especially our careers services!

Hope to see you soon, ka kite anō,

Susie Borell, Karen Pratt, Clare Crawshaw, Marlene Herewini

Careers & Employability Facilatators

What Students Say About Our Services

From July – end of November 2020 we recieved nearly 300 reponses from students across all campuses.

84% said our service was “Extremely Useful” and 14% “Somewhat useful”. Therefore, 98% benefited positively from our sessions. These are just a few of the comments;

Everything was useful. From CV content and Cover letters, even helping me on relating my skills to the internship program I am applying for.

Got the things sorted where I was confused …

The thought process of getting to where you want was very helpful. Elevator pitches are great 🙂

It has helped us to be more confident and professional while telling about yourself in an interview.

Understanding the view of the employer

The advice,  tips and hints I was given were extremely helpful. And the follow-up support is great.

My LinkedIn profile and how to make it more interesting. Thank you.

It was confidence building

Learned so many new things about cvs and what to put on it … mine needs a lot of work lol…which I now can fix up.

Very professional

What to include (in your CV) when you’ve had a different career but no experience in the industry you’re now training in

So what are you waiting for?! Make an appointment today at the Library desk or email We look forward to hearing from you.