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Interested in becoming a Career Peer? - Apply now!

Starts: 18 Jul 2017 5:00 p.m.
Finishes: 21 Jul 2017 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Apply online to graduate.recruitment@otago.ac.nz
Applications for the Otago Career Peer Programme closing Friday 21 July, 5 pm

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EY Introductory Breakfast

Starts: 25 Jul 2017 9:00 a.m.
Finishes: 25 Jul 2017 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Remaining places: 42
EY will be on campus to chat about their internship and graduate opportunities. Join this morning session to learn more about EY and have breakfast at the same time.

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Cover Letter Tutorial

Starts: 25 Jul 2017 12:00 p.m.
Finishes: 25 Jul 2017 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 5
Bring a paper copy of your covering letter to this tutorial for fine tuning and learn what works within your document and ways in which you may improve it to make it even better.

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Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Policy Seminar

Starts: 25 Jul 2017 12:00 p.m.
Finishes: 25 Jul 2017 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, 71 Frederick Street, E315.G01.10 Seminar Room
Remaining places: 85
If you’re interested in doing satisfying work that improves the lives of all New Zealanders, come and hear about our grad and intern programmes.

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Group Career Planning with Yvonne Gaut

Starts: 25 Jul 2017 2:00 p.m.
Finishes: 25 Jul 2017 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Archway Building, Upstairs Seminar Room
Remaining places: 10
Come and join a group of International Students to talk about career planning with Yvonne Gaut International Student Career Adviser

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Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Information Stand

Starts: 25 Jul 2017 3:00 p.m.
Finishes: 25 Jul 2017 4:45 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Information Services Building, The Link
You are welcome to come and have a chat with the team from MBIE about life at MBIE and their graduate and intern programmes.

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DB Heineken Employer Presentation

Starts: 25 Jul 2017 5:00 p.m.
Finishes: 25 Jul 2017 6:30 p.m.
Venue: St David Seminar Room 1
Remaining places: 44
DB Breweries are going to be on campus to present on their Heineken Asia Pacific Graduate Programme for 2018. There will also be networking over DB products after the presentation.

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MBIE Policy Graduate and Intern Programmes and Legal Roles

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 9:00 a.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Seminar Room 5
Remaining places: 44
We’re interested in people with a legal background to work in our policy teams. We also have a large legal team – come and talk to us about growing your career at MBIE.

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Networking 101

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 10:00 a.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre, Seminar Room
Remaining places: 6
This seminar is targeted at anyone wanting to increase their networking skills.

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Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Seminar for Science Students

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 1:00 p.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Centre for Innovation, H421.G01.W1 Seminar Room
Remaining places: 50
We’re recruiting grads and interns to work on the range of policy issues MBIE deals with, including funding high-quality science, encouraging business innovation, housing, immigration settings, energy and minerals policy, the NZ Space Agency, and much more.

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MBIE General Information and Application Workshop, and Networking Session

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 2:00 p.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Union Street Lecture Theatre
Remaining places: 41
We’ll talk to you about the graduate and intern programmes at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – what we look for in candidates and how to structure your CV and cover letter to maximise your chances of getting an interview.

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CareerHub Training for International Office Staff

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 2:00 p.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Archway Building, International Office, Archway West
Remaining places: 20
Follow-up training session (Q&A)

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Action Planning for Effective Job Search

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 2:00 p.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre, Seminar Room
Remaining places: 6
This workshop will look at where to look for casual and permanent employment, how to research job options and to identify what employers are looking for. Come along with all of
your job search questions

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Meltwater Employer Presentation

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 5:00 p.m.
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Centre for Innovation, H421.G01.W1 Seminar Room
Remaining places: 21
Meltwater is coming to Otago for the very first time! Meltwater is a truly global company and is now one of the largest media intelligence companies in the world. With San Francisco headquarters and offices in 20 countries and 41 cities, Meltwater has more than 23,000 clients in 108 countries.

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CV Seminar: How to Write Great CVs and Cover Letters

Starts: 28 Jul 2017 11:00 a.m.
Finishes: 28 Jul 2017 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 1
This is a workshop that will give you tips for writing your CV
and cover letters. Ideal for anyone starting to write CV's and cover letters.
Essential for students to attend a workshop prior to a one on
one CV check.

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CV Tutorial

Starts: 1 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Finishes: 1 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 8
Bring a paper copy of your CV to this tutorial, and we will work on it as a group. You will have a chance to look at other examples and have your own document checked.

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CV Seminar: How to Write Great CVs and Cover Letters

Starts: 4 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m.
Finishes: 4 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 6
This is a workshop that will give you tips for writing your CV
and cover letters. Ideal for anyone starting to write CV's and cover letters.
Essential for students to attend a workshop prior to a one on
one CV check.

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Disney International Recruitment Information Session

Starts: 7 Aug 2017 9:00 a.m.
Finishes: 7 Aug 2017 10:30 a.m.
Venue: NZ School of Tourism, 9 Moray Place
Remaining places: 39
You are warmly invited to the Disney International Recruitment Information Session at the NZ School of Tourism, 9 Moray Place

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CV Seminar: Get Started on your CV and Cover Letter

Starts: 8 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Finishes: 8 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 13
Attend this session if you need to know the essential concepts to develop an effective CV and how to write a winning cover letter.

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Become a nurse - build on any degree: Master of Nursing Science Information Session

Starts: 8 Aug 2017 5:00 p.m.
Finishes: 8 Aug 2017 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Remaining places: 59
Students from any field are invited to hear how you can use your degree to become a nurse with our 2 year Christchurch based, Master of Nursing Science programme. If you are graduating or just looking ahead for options, come along & meet a current student & the Head of the Master of Nursing Science

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Successful Interviews – How to Get that Job

Starts: 9 Aug 2017 3:00 p.m.
Finishes: 9 Aug 2017 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre, Seminar Room
Remaining places: 9
This seminar is targeted at anyone who is preparing for an interview.

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2017 / 2018 Plant & Food Summer Studentship Launch

Starts: 10 Aug 2017 4:30 p.m.
Finishes: 10 Aug 2017 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Main Common Room, The Link, University of Otago
Come and meet some key scientists and learn more about the Summer Studentship opportunities at Plant & Food Research.

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CV Tutorial

Starts: 11 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m.
Finishes: 11 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre, Seminar Room
Remaining places: 8
An interactive tutorial with up to 8 participants.Look at your CV from an employer’s viewpoint, share your experiences and suggestions within the group, learn what works within your CV and ways in which you may improve on what you have already.

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Leadership and the Social Change Model

Starts: 12 Aug 2017 9:00 a.m.
Finishes: 12 Aug 2017 10:30 a.m.
Venue: To be confirmed.
Remaining places: 48
This workshop invites you to explore the Social Change Model of Leadership in more depth.

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Leadership and Citizenship

Starts: 12 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m.
Finishes: 12 Aug 2017 12:30 p.m.
Venue: To be confirmed.
Remaining places: 47
This workshop invites you to explore the Social Change Model of Leadership in more depth.

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Education Personnel Teaching Recruitment Information Session

Starts: 14 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Finishes: 14 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, UOCE Teaching Wing, F908.L02.04 Seminar/Teaching Room
Remaining places: 50
Lynda Western from Education Personnel will be on campus to assist Teaching and Education students about how to become more employable in the NZ job market.

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Careers for BA Students: Creative Careers - Writing, Heritage Conversation, Media & Communications

Starts: 15 Aug 2017 5:00 p.m.
Finishes: 15 Aug 2017 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Hunter Centre, Atrium (Great King St, opposite Dental School)
Remaining places: 149
Meet guest speakers from a diverse range of industry areas and explore the many and varied opportunities in which your BA can lead to a rewarding career. Nibbles and light refreshments provided. - For catering purposes, please place your booking via the OtagoCareerHub.

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CV Seminar: Get Started on your CV and Cover Letter

Starts: 17 Aug 2017 10:00 a.m.
Finishes: 17 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 15
Attend this session if you need to know the essential concepts to develop an effective CV and how to write a winning cover letter.

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Study Food Science - Information evening for students choosing a major subject for 2018

Starts: 17 Aug 2017 5:15 p.m.
Finishes: 17 Aug 2017 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Archway Building, Archway 2 Lecture Theatre
Remaining places: 117
An invitation to students considering a change in direction. Meet with people in the local and international food industry and find out more about Food Science. - For catering purposes, please place a booking via the OtagoCareerHub.

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Infosys Global Internship Programme Info Session

Starts: 17 Aug 2017 5:30 p.m.
Finishes: 17 Aug 2017 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Remaining places: 50
Infosys is going to be on campus discussing InStep, their Global Internship Programme. This info session will be followed by networking over light refreshments.

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Job Application Masterclass - CVs, Coverletters, & Personal Statements

Starts: 18 Aug 2017 10:00 a.m.
Finishes: 18 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre Seminar Room
Remaining places: 6
Get your CV and Cover Letter sorted in this hands-on and interactive session. Aimed at students who have attended a CV seminar but need some more support to finish a winning CV and cover letter.

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CV Tutorial

Starts: 22 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Finishes: 22 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 10
Bring a paper copy of your CV to this tutorial, and we will work on it as a group. You will have a chance to look at other examples and have your own document checked.

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Embassy of Japan and JET Programme Employer Presentation

Starts: 22 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m.
Finishes: 22 Aug 2017 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room, 87 St David Street, North Dunedin
Remaining places: 50
An introduction and invitation to apply for the 2018 JET Programme, an employment scheme for NZ citizens to live and work teaching English to grade schools across Japan.

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Leadership and Communication

Starts: 23 Aug 2017 5:15 p.m.
Finishes: 23 Aug 2017 6:45 p.m.
Venue: To be confirmed.
Remaining places: 47
Leadership and Communications

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CV Seminar: How to Write Great CVs and Cover Letters

Starts: 25 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m.
Finishes: 25 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room Career Development Centre
Remaining places: 10
This is a workshop that will give you tips for writing your CV
and cover letters. Ideal for anyone starting to write CV's and cover letters.
Essential for students to attend a workshop prior to a one on
one CV check.

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IEP Employer Presentation

Starts: 29 Aug 2017 5:30 p.m.
Finishes: 29 Aug 2017 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room, 87 St David Street, North Dunedin
If you've dreamed about working at a summer camp in the USA, IEP can help you with your big OE. Guy Rayfield will be on campus to discuss how IEP can take the stress out of your big adventure.

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2017 Summer Jobs Expo

Starts: 6 Sep 2017 11:00 a.m.
Finishes: 6 Sep 2017 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, Information Services Building, The Link
Looking for seasonal work over summer or are you graduating and are looking at career options? Come and meet employers hiring staff for the summer holidays and beyond!

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EY Career Compass Introductory Programme

Starts: 7 Sep 2017 9:00 a.m.
Finishes: 7 Sep 2017 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Commerce Board Room, School of Business
Remaining places: 39
Through structured learning sessions and workshops included in this unique program,you'll understand more about EY and gain the skills that will help you grow from student to professional.

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Sexy Summer Jobs Speed Dating

Starts: 20 Sep 2017 5:00 p.m.
Finishes: 20 Sep 2017 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Dunedin, The Hub Otago Polytechnic
The Speed Dating event is a simple way for students to meet business people face-to-face to see if your skills match their business needs.

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CCUSA Information Session

Starts: 22 Sep 2017 1:00 p.m.
Finishes: 22 Sep 2017 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Remaining places: 50
Ryan and Rose from CCUSA are going to be on campus to chat about their exciting summer camp jobs and work and travel adventures in the USA and around the world.

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