Category Archives: Internships and jobs

UC Careers brings you Lunchtime Series #3…

Did you know you can negotiate your salary and employment offer?

Join us as one of the team from our very own UC Human Resources department shares on how to find salary information, the important elements of an employment offer and other aspects you can negotiate, and how to approach salary negotiations with an employer.

Where: UC Careers – Level 1 of the Geography Building

When: Thursday 4 October, 12-1pm

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UC Host Job Advert

The UC Events and Partnerships team sits within the Student Services and Communications Unit and are UC’s event management professionals creating and delivering around 150 events per year which attract over 25,000 attendees.

We organise a diverse range of exciting engagement, recruitment and retainment events including Open Day, Discovery Day, Orientation Day, visits by VIPs, building openings, community events, careers fairs as well as promotional events – just to name a few! 

With a team of only six we rely on the support of UC Hosts to assist us in running and delivering these events and are currently looking for energetic, confident and professional UC students studying in 2019 to join our team as UC Hosts!

The UC Host role is a casual based role and is open to current students studying either part time or full time (including postgraduate study). It is an exciting, fun and diverse role and covers everything from assisting with event and venue set-up, greeting and assisting guests, assisting with promotional activities as well as activations.

If you are planning to study at UC in 2019, are energetic, reliable, confident, keen to meet new people and friends and contribute towards UC’s success then we would love to hear from you!

Please send your cover letter and CV through to by 5.00pm Friday 21 September 2018.

(Please ensure you read the Position Description and include any Key Competencies you possess in your cover letter. Only students studying at UC in 2019 and are eligible to work in NZ will be considered for this position.)

Thinking of making an internship part of your degree?

In April I was given one of the most valuable opportunities of my degree, an internship with UC’s International Relationship’s Office. For the past few months, I’ve been working with them as part of my Media and Communications degree to help create content for a student-built app, which acts as a guide for international students looking for things to do in and around Christchurch.

Being a UC student I’ve had access to many great sources of learning, from the amazing academics who teach here, the extensive collection in the library, and a wide range of guest speakers and lecturers. However, internships offer you something you can’t get from a lecture. As well as looking great on your CV, it’ll give you hands-on, practical experience and an insider knowledge of what it’s like working in your industry.

If you’re considering doing an internship, I can assure you it’ll be one of the most unique learning experiences you have during your study. Responsibilities and deadlines take on a new importance in this environment. If you mooch off on an essay or miss an exam, the only person you’re letting down is yourself. Working as an intern means your efforts are going towards more than just your GPA. You’re part of a team working toward a bigger goal. This makes the efforts you put in extra rewarding, as well as giving you a taste of how you’ll likely be working after you graduate. One of my favourite parts of this work is looking back and seeing how far the app has come from when we started in April, I love being able to see our hard work develop into something practical.

If you want to make an internship part of your degree, get in touch with the team at UC Careers or the PACE office. They can help find you a role which fits with where you want to go in the future.

Frankie Desmond