Category Archives: Careers

2021 Careers Fairs Sum-up

Last week, UC Careers hosted two Careers Fairs in the Undercroft. These events gave students and employers an opportunity to talk about possible opportunities and career pathways during and after study.

There was a Business and Arts Careers Fair with 24 stalls of employers, and a Law and Criminal Justice Recruitment Evening with 30 stalls, both at the ready to engage with UC students.

We received excellent feedback from the students who went along to the events, particularly about the variety of opportunities that were on offer and the pleasant, stress-free interaction with exhibitors. There was a constant stream of students coming through the stalls, and employers were certainly kept busy talking with students – it was wonderful to see so many UC students keen to engage face to face with potential employers.

A massive shout out to the clubs involvement, especially to those who volunteered to help these events take place. These events wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without their help!

Thank you to the following clubs who supported these events:

  • Accounting Society
  • 180 Degrees Canterbury
  • The Investment Society
  • Te Putairiki
  • UC Women in Law
  • UC Debating Society

We’re looking forward to the STEM Careers Fair coming up on 6 May! If you’re interested in coming along, find everything you need to know here>


Enrol now for PACE225: Workplace Skills and Corporate Social Responsibility (Semester 1)

Develop workplace skills as you create a project proposal for Hawkins (a national construction company) in connection with an upcoming school build in Christchurch. Interactive workshops will have you thinking about how Hawkins might achieve certain corporate social responsibility outcomes through effective community engagement.

This on-campus course is suitable for any student at any level interested in acquiring skills for the workplace as well as for those interested in developing an understanding of why corporations increasingly consider “purpose and people” as inseparable from “profit”.

To learn more about the course, and why it could be an important stepping stone for you towards future employment, you are encouraged to:

  • Attend an online Webinar: 1 – 1.20pm on Wednesday 27th January: register now
  • Attend an informal presentation: 1 – 1.30pm on Wednesday 17th February – Elsie Locke 104a
  • Drop in for a chat with Clare Murray (PACE Programme) in Elsie Locke 105.