The University of Waikato

Careers and Employment Centre

Postal Address: The University of Waikato Gate 1 Knighton Road, Hillcrest Hamilton New Zealand
Telephone: +64 7 856 2889 ext 6264
Facsimile: +64 7 838 4282
Email: [email protected]
University Switchboard: +64 7 856 2889
University Homepage:

The University of Waikato achieves excellence in many ways. The Waikato Management School is the leader of its type in New Zealand. Our Law School, by virtue of its emphasis on law in context and Treaty law, produces graduates who are prized for their unique ability to relate to the needs of a bi-cultural New Zealand. We have the country’s only School of Maori and Pacific Development. We have huge research and teaching strengths in Biotechnology, Climate Change, Resource Management, Psychology, Geography, Demography, Earth Sciences, Education and many other disciplines.

Services and Programs
Annual Careers Fairs @ Waikato ■ Collection of student applications on behalf of employers ■ Direct mail and email service to selected target groups ■ Employer information presentations arranged and promoted ■ Interview schedules arranged ■ Current vacancies advertised on internal Waikato Careers website ■ On-site job board for current vacancies ■ Display opportunities for resources and promotional materials.

Modern, fully equipped lecture theatres ■ Interview rooms ■ Parking ■ Audiovisual equipment ■ Skype - videoconferencing ■ Careers-specific noticeboards ■ Catering.

Fields of Education
Accounting, Communication Studies, Computer Graphic Design, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, E-commerce, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Humanities & Social Sciences, Industrial Relations, International Management, Law, Linguistics, Management, Management Communications, Management Systems/Information Systems, Maori, Maori & Pacific Development, Marketing, Materials & Process Engineering, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics, Public Policy, Science, Science & Technology, Screen & Media Studies, Sport & Leisure Studies, Statistics, Teaching, Theatre Studies, Tourism Management/Studies.

Careers Services Coordinator and Student Support Advisor:
Samantha Whittle
T: +64 7 856 2889 ext. 6264
E: [email protected]

Careers Advisor:
Sharon Jefferies
T: +64 7 856 2889 ext 8571
E: [email protected]

2011 Dates

Semester A and Full year classes start: 28 Feb 2011 - 3 Jun 2011
Teaching recess begins: 18 Apr 2011

Study Week: 6 - 10 Jun 2011
A Semester examinations begin: 13 Jun 2011
Teaching recess begins: 27 Jun 2011

B Semester begins: 11 Jul 2011 - 14 Oct 2011
Teaching recess begins: 22 Aug 2011
B Semester and full-year exams: 25 Oct 2011 - 5 Nov 2011

Employer Visits
Employers may visit throughout the academic year; please contact the Careers and Employment Centre to discuss your requirements.

Careers Fairs

Accounting Careers Expo:  15 Mar 2011
General Careers Expo: 13 Apr 2011