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Attend a career workshop

Attend one of our career workshops and gain the skills and tools you need to develop your career.

Find out more about our workshops and place your booking.

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Talk to a Career Ambassador

Get assistance and support from other students – or develop your experience and skills by becoming a Career Ambassador!

Find out more about our Career Ambassador programme.

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Speak to a career adviser

Have no idea of your career direction? Or are you already on the right track – but could still benefit from some friendly, personalised advice? The Career Development Centre offers one-on-one sessions to prospective students, current students, and graduates of the University of Otago. No matter if you are located on the Dunedin campus, or further afield – we can help.

Need a quick query answered, or perhaps your questions are more in-depth? Maybe you need help with your CV? We can assist – read on to find out more.

Attend a Quick Query session

The Career Development Centre runs Quick Query sessions for ‘quick questions’, You will receive 15-20 minutes of helpful advice.
Book online via OtagoCareerHub

Make an appointment for a longer session  

The Career Development Centre offers individual appointments for students needing a little longer. You will receive 30 minutes of advice.
Book online via OtagoCareerHub

Please note we do not check CV or cover letters in 30 minute appointments or quick query sessions.

Need help with your CV and cover letter?

Whether you need to develop your CV and cover letter from scratch or would like a final check before submitting your documents, the Career Development Centre offers CV help tailored to your needs. Please choose which service best suits your needs from the following three options.

1. Starting at the beginning? Attend a CV101 - Getting Started on Your CV and Cover Letter seminar.
2. Have attended our CV101 seminar and looking for feedback and advice on how you can improve your document further? - Attend a CV 201 - Masterclass or Cover Letter 201 Masterclass.
3. Ready for a review by a career adviser? - Book in for a 20-minute CV/Cover Letter Review Appointment or drop in during our afternoon CV/Cover Letter Clinics, for a final check.

For dates and times of upcoming CV sessions and to book online log onto the OtagoCareerHub.

Are you a graduate, or located off-campus?

The Career Development Centre offers career advice to students and graduates located off campus. We look forward to hearing from you.

CDC Alumni Policy

CDC are happy to offer one on one appointments in person at the Dunedin campus, and via skype/telephone to alumni of the University of Otago within five years of graduation. Please send an appointment request outlining the nature of your enquiry and your availability to be contacted to careers@otago.ac.nz. Please note, that limited times are available during semester periods.

All alumni regardless of graduation date are welcome to register to attend any of our employer events, and our career workshops and seminars. This can be done via OtagoCareerHub (log-on required) or calling us to book in. To create a log-on for the OtagoCareerHub, please contact us.

All alumni are welcome to use our online resources including our website, OtagoCareerHub, our jobs portal; the biginterview software to practice job interview skills and the GoinGlobal resources for working abroad.

Outside of semester time, we offer occasional options for one on one career consultations to current students and alumni on the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch campuses. These will be advertised on our website, on the OtagoCareerHub and through the alumni newsletter.

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Office hours for career advice and CV/cover letter reviews

Career Advice appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 12noon
Individual (30 minutes) appointments are available. Book via OtagoCareerHub.

Quick Query sessions: Monday to Friday 2pm to 4:30pm
For quick query advice (15-20 minutes). Book via OtagoCareerHub.

CV / Cover Letter Review: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2pm to 4:30pm
CV Drop-in Clinic for an individual CV / cover letter review with a Career Adviser, for a final check. No appointment needed - you will be seen on a first in, first served basis.

CV / Cover Letter Clinic: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Drop-in clinic for CV and cover letter review with a Career Adviser.

Please contact us, if you are not a student, or you are not on the Dunedin campus.

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For Otago staff & departments

Interested in career development workshops for your students? The Career Development Centre provides advice tailored to your discipline. We offer University staff services to support their students’ career development. These include:

Please contact us to book a workshop or to talk with one of the Career Development Centre Staff.

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How to contact us

Tel 64 3 479 8244
Email careers@otago.ac.nz

Postal Address:
Career Development Centre
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Courier Address:
Career Development Centre
University of Otago
Information Services Building
65 Albany Street
Loading bay opposite Clubs & Societies Building
Dunedin 9016

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