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Career pathways

New Zealand graduates experience good outcomes and are equipped with the professional or industry knowledge they need, as well as the skills they need throughout their career, not just their first job.

There are several options to get information to plan your career and your courses, gain work experience and to find jobs.

Career planning and advice

Universities New Zealand's Graduate Outcomes pages have job and qualification information to help make choices about your study and career. It helps to answer questions such as: Where will my qualification take me? What qualification do I typically need for a particular job? What could I earn? Should I consider postgraduate study?

Careers New Zealand provides databases, tools and tips to help you plan your career or find a job.

Occupation Outlook contains education, employment and income information on 60 key occupations in New Zealand. These were chosen for their size, popularity and potential for future growth. They are not all the career options available to consider.

Vocational Pathways helps secondary students develop their own individual education plans and ensure they are better informed and can make better choices to meet their goals.

New Zealand universities offer:

Career information – each university has a careers team to help you with career planning, course advice, job seeking and graduate recruitment opportunities with employers. Contact your university or check university websites.

Work experience – each university offers opportunities for students to gain work experience through placements, internships or exchanges. Contact your university or check university websites.

Graduate surveys – most universities carry out graduate surveys that may help inform your career and course decisions. Contact your university or check university websites.

Graduate Longitudinal Survey – this is tracking outcomes for a recent cohort of New Zealand graduates. Check out how they are faring.

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