Universities

NZUni Talent is a unique collaboration between seven of New Zealand’s Universities. Each University has a team dedicated to helping you create meaningful opportunities to engage with their students and to help you with your recruitment strategies.

As well as listing your vacancies on our platform, we would strongly recommend reaching out directly to the on-campus contacts below (download a printable list).

North Island

Auckland University of Technology

Industry collaboration and partnerships underpin everything at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Rated in the top 1% of universities globally, they emphasise innovation and new technologies, problem solving, collaboration and teamwork.

AUT offers traditional degrees such as engineering, business, law, architecture and computer sciences, and is renowned for specialisations in art and design, communications and health sciences. Applied work experience and industry projects are incorporated into 95% of qualifications, ensuring work readiness. 

AUT Employability works closely with industry, running regular events with employers on campus. They ensure graduates are confident and work ready, through initiatives like the AUT employability awards that encourage substantial volunteering and leadership experiences.

Rachael Marsters
Employability Relationship Manager
Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 9724
Email: rachael.marsters@aut.ac.nz

Rachel Shareef
Employability Relationship Manager
Phone: (09) 921 9231
Email: rachel.shareef@aut.ac.nz

Massey University of New Zealand – Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa

Massey University of New Zealand – Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa is New Zealand’s largest residential university, with campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington. They also have the highest number of distance enrolments of any NZ university, providing study options for students all over NZ, and the world.

Massey offers the only veterinary science programmes and the only Bachelor of Aviation degree in the country. The university is consistently ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide, is a world-leader in agriculture, and is home to the oldest and most prestigious design school in New Zealand. Massey’s qualifications are recognised worldwide and several programmes have international accreditation.

Employers can engage by hosting on-campus and/or online recruitment presentations, skills-based workshops and seminars, drop-in sessions, interviews and send out targeted emails to relevant cohorts of students.

John Ross
Senior Career Development Consultant and Acting Team Leader – Manawatū and Wellington Campuses
Phone: (06) 951 6689
Email: j.a.ross@massey.ac.nz

Trish Fleetwood
Career Development Consultant – Auckland Campus
Phone: (09) 213 6212
Email: p.c.fleetwood@massey.ac.nz

Emma Gilbert
Careers Development Consultant – Manawatū Campus
Phone: (06) 951 6195
Email: e.gilbert@massey.ac.nz

The University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, The University of Auckland is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students and nearly 10,000 graduating annually. They are the leading research university in New Zealand, and conduct teaching and learning within eight faculties, two large-scale research institutes, and other centres across the wider Auckland area. 

The University of Auckland is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the main world university rankings, and New Zealand’s leading university for Graduate Employability.

Employer Engagement staff, together with Career Development teams, help students develop the capabilities to successfully self-manage and navigate their world of work, life and learning, through their range of workshops, events and services.  They also work closely with employers to facilitate meaningful interactions with the University community and to support student recruitment strategies.

Kate Coley
Employer Engagement Manager
Phone: (09) 923 9433
Email: k.coley@auckland.ac.nz

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university founded in 1897 and ranked in the top 2 percent of the world’s universities. They have three campuses and lead thinking on the major issues that affect Aotearoa New Zealand, the Asia–Pacific, and the wider world. They place great emphasis on developing personal attributes such as creativity, critical thinking and being a globally confident citizen.

There are fourteen undergraduate degrees as well as postgraduate qualifications within education, humanities and social sciences, law, business and government, science, health, engineering and computer science, architecture, building Science and design innovation.

A dedicated Employer Relations team help build employers’ profiles on campus and connect them with students and graduates. They facilitate engagement through networking, presentations, collaborating with student groups, faculty staff or discipline specific sessions as well as helping communicate vacancies through a range of channels.  

Mike Parkes
Employer Relations Manager
Phone: (04) 463 5868
Email: michael.parkes@vuw.ac.nz

South Island

Lincoln University

For more than 140 years, Lincoln University has focused on growing New Zealand’s land-based knowledge and productivity. They offer cutting-edge learning and research options and partner with industry to help address some of the world’s most enduring issues.

Lincoln specialises in a range of areas, including agriculture, horticulture, winemaking and grape-growing, business, environmental management, tourism and landscape architecture. 

Study programmes are often designed in consultation with industry to meet the current needs of employers and many courses involve compulsory practical work. At Lincoln, students gain hands-on experience, ensuring that following graduation, they are ready to hit the ground running in their chosen fields.

Michelle Ash
Career Centre Manager
Phone: (03) 423 0331
Email: michelle.ash@lincoln.ac.nz

Julia Mallett
Careers and Employment Advisor
Email: julia.mallett@lincoln.ac.nz

The University of Otago

Otago is New Zealand ‘s oldest University, founded in 1869. Study options include science, health sciences, humanities and commerce. It is the only University in New Zealand to offer a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. 

The main campus is located in the heart of Dunedin, with health sciences campuses in Christchurch and Wellington, a centre in Auckland, and a small College of Education in Invercargill.

Employers have the opportunity to come onto campus for employer events, information sessions, networking or employer-led masterclasses. They can also accommodate guest lecture slots with relevant departments. As a guest lecturer, employers will be able to showcase their industry expertise and engage with students.

Gina Clouston-Cain
Graduate Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (03) 479 8372
Email: graduate.recruitment@otago.ac.nz

University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

The University of Canterbury / Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha is New Zealand’s second oldest university, founded in 1873 in the city of Christchurch.

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of world universities, the University of Canterbury has also been awarded a 5-Star QS ranking for internationally renowned research and teaching. Degrees are offered in arts, commerce, education, engineering, law and science.

The University of Canterbury offers innovative courses with award-winning researchers and is a truly holistic place of learning.

Employers have the opportunity to engage via NZUni Talent, on-campus and on-line presentations, through our Careers Fairs and Expos and our sponsored email service.

Robyn Cummins
Employment Coordinator
Phone: (03) 369 3359
Email: robyn.cummins@canterbury.ac.nz