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Personal career advice: Helping you make the best career decisions

We consider your interests, values, aptitudes and personal situation and apply our knowledge and experience of the world of employment to help you explore your own career related issues.

We aim to provide a friendly, supportive environment in which you can make appropriate and useful decisions.

Get started now: Prepare for your career advising session

To make the most of your time with a career adviser, you'll need to do some homework before you come in:

To speak with a Career Adviser

You can do this in two ways. 

Appointments

Register or login to OtagoCareerHub to book an appointment yourself by viewing the available appointment times. (see Appointments in the left hand menu on the main page of OtagoCareerHub).   

Drop In

 No appointment needed. Students are seen on a first in first served basis. Check drop in times on OtagoCareerHub and just turn up.   

We are open all year except for University of Otago and public holidays.

If you are not a student or you are not on the Dunedin campus please contact us on +64 3 479 8244

If your query is about your course of study…

Your first port of call should be a course adviser in your academic department. The Career Development Centre can help you here, but it is probably better to check the details with your academic department before you come to see us.

Below are some quick links to help you plan your courses and learn about the course approval process.

If you are needing further help or support or are planning a double degree contact the divisional advisers listed below. 

Humanities

Division of Humanities Office - Arts 1 Building, 5th Floor

Sciences

Division of Sciences Office - Union Court, 85 Union Place West

Commerce

School of Business & Division of Commerce - Office of the Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Health Sciences

Division of Health Sciences Office
Ground Floor Physiotherapy Building
Email health-sciences@otago.ac.nz                    Phone:  479 7428

Law

Faculty of Law - Richardson Building, 9th Floor

If you have no idea what sort of work you’d like to do…

If you’re wondering what career pathways are related to your study area…

Check out the resources on our Links pages below.

What can I do with my major

Research careers, employment trends and salaries

If you’re beginning to put together your CV…

CV information booklet

We have a CV information booklet and books about completing CVs, cover letters and application forms, with lots of examples.

CV information booklet (PDF, 263KB)

CV tutorials

There are also regular tutorials on 'Write a Winning CV & Cover Letter'. We suggest that you use the information in the booklet and our CV Tools section to craft a CV then bring it along to a tutorial. Dates and times for these Events are advertised on OtagoCareerHub.

Our CV Tools will help guide you through this process from start to finish.

If you have an interview coming up…

We have lots of resources to help you excel in interviews.

Interview information booklet (PDF, 253KB)

Interview seminars

We run seminars on interview skills and techniques throughout the year. To find out when the next seminar is running, check OtagoCareerHub. Taking advantage of these facilities to will help you to prepare for your upcoming interviews.

If you’re wondering about how to find work once you’ve graduated…

Make sure you check out our yearly Career Expos and Fairs while you are on campus. This is an opportunity to talk with employers about their company and the type of employees they look for. OtagoCareerHub is a good resource for researching graduate positions and employers.

More information about job search strategies

More information about Graduate Recruitment @ Otago