Victoria University of Wellington

Career Development and Employment

Postal Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Physical Address: Hunter Building Room 120, Gate 2 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington
Telephone: +64 4 463 5393
Facsimile: +64 4 463 5252
Email: [email protected]
University Switchboard: +64 4 472 1000
University Homepage:

Victoria University of Wellington offers the best of both tradition and innovation. Our teaching, while based on a proud tradition of academic excellence built over the past century, is geared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our graduates have a balance of theory, practical skills and real-world experience and meet the highest standards of national and international employers. Vic Careers has a very strong and active relationship with graduate recruiters and plays a vital role in strengthening links between the university and the business community.

Services and Programs
Online job listings for graduate positions ■ Part-time/summer/temporary/contract positions and scholarships/internships: NZUniCareerHub is a one-stop-shop for employers – enter your details only once and target up to 7 NZ Universities! ■ Campus recruitment programmes ■ Careers homepage with employer website links ■ Careers job noticeboard ■ Careers resource libarary ■ Targeted direct mail ■ Email services ■ Work experience, leadership and volunteer programmes ■ Assistance with recruitment strategies and writing job advertisements ■ Setting up scholarships or arranging guest lectures ■ CV collection services ■ Interview and testing facilities.

Catering ■ Interview rooms ■ Lecture theatres ■ Seminar rooms ■ Audiovisual equipment ■ Videoconferencing ■ Car parking.

Equity Groups
We are able to assist with recruitment of candidates from various equity groups including Maori and Pacifica students, and students with a disability.

Fields of Education
Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Commerce, Communications, Criminology, Design Innovation, Development Studies, E-Commerce, Economics, Education, Electronic and Software Engineering, Film, Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Humanities & Social Sciences, Industrial Design, Information Systems, International Business, Law, Library & Information Studies, Linguistics, Management, Maori Studies, Marketing, Media Studies, Music, Nursing, Pacific Studies, Politics, Psychology, Public Policy, Science (Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Building Science, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology),Theatre, Tourism Management.

For a complete listing of subjects offered see:

Number of Graduating Students (approximate)
Architecture/Design 300+; Commerce 1500+; Education 600+; Humanities and Social Sciences 1700+; Law 300+; Science 750+.
For further breakdown by degree level and for international student numbers see:


Head of Careers Service
Liz Medford
T: +64 4 463 5390
E: [email protected]

Employer Relations
Ida Tai
T: +64 4 463 5868
E: [email protected]

Graduate Recruitment
Belinda Lau T: +64 4 463 5870
E: [email protected]

2014 Dates

Trimester 1: 3 Mar – 6 Jun
Trimester 2: 14 Jul – 17 Oct 
Trimester 3: 17 Nov 2014 – 13 Feb 2015
Exam period 1: 9 Jun – 2 Jul
Exam period 2: 20 Oct – 16 Nov
Exam period 3: 16 Feb – 22 Feb 2015
Vacations: 18 Apr – 4 May; 3 July – 13 July; 25 Aug – 7 Sep; 22 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Employer Visits
Apart from study/exam periods, employers are welcome on-campus at any time throughout the year. To organise a campus expo, employer information session or any other career event please contact either:
Belinda Lau, [email protected] or Ida Tai, [email protected]

Careers Fairs
Law Recruitment Material Distribution Days: 06-07 Mar 
Commerce & Law Careers Expo: 18 Mar 
Campus Careers Expo – Humanities and Social Sciences: 15 May 
ICT Careers Expo: 16 May 
Science Careers Expo: 07 Aug 11am - 2pm
Commerce Executive Careers Expo: 11 Sep 5:30 - 7:30pm