Please see some key information below for Year 13 school leavers from our Victoria University Liaison Officer, Poppy Norton:
Here are the key dates for our school leavers over the next couple of months:
From now – Our school leaver scholarships have opened.
23 July – Christchurch Information Evening
1 August – Halls of Residence Applications open
Mid-August – Course planning visits in Christchurch
23 August – Open Day
1 September – Scholarship Applications Close
Our scholarships are currently live. Please encourage students to apply for these through our online portal here – https://www.victoria.ac.nz/scholarships/types-of-scholarships/undergraduate/school-leaver
The scholarship application deadline has changed this year to 1 September.
Course Planning Visits
The time we have pencilled in for our course planning visit is – 1.50-2.40pm on Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Visits on campus
If you have a student who is interested in visiting Victoria for a campus tour or course planning visit, they are very welcome! We have created an online booking form to make the process easier. This form goes straight to our wonderful administration team, who are always in the office and able to action this at speed for our students. You can find this here – https://www.victoria.ac.nz/forms/main/book-course-advice-and-campus-tours
Senior Student Liaison Officer
Student Recruitment and Orientation| Victoria University of Wellington
Te Tari Takawaenga| Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui
Direct 04 463 6671 | Office 0800 VICTORIA
Level 1, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade, PO Box 600, Wellington
www.victoria.ac.nz | www.facebook.com/vuwfuturestudents
I’ve just discovered CareerMash and it’s fantastic!
Watch their short intro video to see what they’re about.
Take the Tech Career quiz to see which careers in tech might suit you.
1. Why CareerMash?
Today’s hot tech careers are mashups. No longer just about computer science or programming, a tech career mash can combine anything you imagine with technology. Think of:
2. What is CareerMash?
CareerMash spreads the word about the endless possibilities of today’s tech careers. We want everyone to get excited about how cool technologies are bringing innovation to everything – environment, health care, entertainment, shopping, mobility, our social lives and more. And it’s tech professionals who make all this happen.
Today’s tech careers are interesting, fun, cool, and creative. They pay well, are in high demand and mash up tech with anything you imagine! Thanks to constant innovation, the uses of tech continue to expand. As a result, the types of tech-related careers are expanding too. It’s all very exciting but the ever increasing choice of careers can also be confusing!
CareerMash is here to demystify tech by helping students, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents – and anyone else who is interested – understand all the different ways the world is being changed by tech and the new career opportunities these changes are creating.
The Tech industry has come a long way since the days of the ‘No Girls Allowed’ club. In fact, there are more women than ever now in fields previously thought to be strictly for men.
This growth highlights a closing gap in the world of gender equality, and rightly so.
In 2016, the tech industry rose higher and higher within the ranks until it hit the number 1 spot. And 2. And 3. That’s right. According to PwC Global Top 100 ranking list of 2016, Technology overtook the Financial sector as the world’s biggest industry, Apple, Alphabet, and Microsoft taking top spots.
And with Apple currently ranked 4th on the 2018 Fortune 500 list, there’s no sign of the tech arena slowing down.
But the figures themselves dull a little of the shine when it comes to closing the gender gap. As much as there has been growth, only 30% of those in the tech industry to this day, are female. So, the question remains…. Will all the tech savvy women please stand up?
More importantly, do they want to?
So, Just What Has Been Done So Far?
Contrary to stereotypical belief, women are in fact pretty tech savvy. Mhmm, that’s right boys. It’s not just your club anymore.
Keep reading this blog on the Learning People site …
Find out how learning about Asia could improve your career opportunities.
Learning about Asia could improve your career opportunities, according to research from the Asia New Zealand Foundation (ANZF). The results show that employers are looking for people with skills or knowledge of Asia, yet not many young job seekers meet these criteria. In a survey of 16- to 25-year-olds, 65% said they hadn’t received any study or career advice about Asia.
If you are Māori, engaging with Asia could be especially worthwhile. According to ANZF, some Asian cultures have customs with similarities to tikanga Māori (Māori traditions and cultural norms). This could make it easier for you to connect with and understand Asian cultures. Another survey from ANZF shows fewer than 20% of Māori think they know a lot about Asia, so learning about these cultures could give you an advantage.
Why learning about Asia benefits your career
Opportunities to work with Asian cultures or in Asian countries are increasing. Developing the skills and knowledge to do either of these gives you a competitive edge and opens up opportunities to get into a range of roles such as:
ANZF’s executive director Simon Draper comments, “Workplaces are experiencing increased interactions with Asian cultures, including in areas like tourism or social services.”
How to develop skills and knowledge about Asia
You can learn about Asia as part of your studies, and also expand your knowledge outside the classroom. Here are some ideas:
Learn a language
Learning an Asian language can make it easier to build relationships with people and businesses in Asia.
Take part in community events
Attending Asian community events will give you firsthand experience of Asia’s diverse cultures.
Join a language exchange
A language exchange connects you to a native speaker of another language. You exchange texts, talk over the phone or meet to help each other learn another language – you help your partner learn English, while you might get help learning Mandarin, for example. This relationship will also give you a deeper understanding of their culture.
Talk to a career adviser
A career adviser or tertiary education provider can recommend career and study options to help further your Asia-related skills and knowledge.
Use the Asia New Zealand Foundation website
The ANZF website has information on upcoming events, internships, grants for Asia-related travel or research, and more.
- Asia New Zealand Foundation, ‘Māori Could Have the Edge in Asia’, 5 March 2019, (www.asianz.org.nz).
- Asia New Zealand Foundation, ‘Thinking Careers? Think Asia’, 7 December 2018, (www.asianz.org.nz).
Updated 4 Jun 2019
Continuing our future of work series – we talk about opportunities for self-employment in the new gig economy.
Students should prepare themselves for the future workforce as artificial intelligence begins to take over increasingly complex tasks. They can start readying themselves by learning specific skills and exploring roles with a human touch.
Discover more >
University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2020. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.
For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page
The scholarship page is free to use and always will be. Unlike GivMe, students can access the information at home and on their mobiles etc. We have published a number of tips for application success as well, designed to make the application process less stressful for your students.
Remember, it does take time searching for scholarships and preparing applications, but it is worth it!
Ms McLaughlin has spoken with all Y13 NCEA and IB students an explained the process of applying for references for uni scholarships and halls. She has also shared a spreadsheet template to help students record info about scholarships they can apply for. If you are unsure about anything, first check the slides doc and emails sent by Ms McL or ask for help.