Explore your career options

Congratulations on taking the next step along your career journey by exploring your options at AUT. Your first qualification at AUT is the starting point to a career path full of opportunities, adventures, challenges and unexpected outcomes. 
Change and growth are all part of the 21st century world of work. As you continue along your career path you will find that participating in training on the job and further formal education will keep you open to further opportunities, both planned and unexpected. 

What do you want for your future?

What are your dreams, hopes, plans and goals? What about your values, interests and preferences? If you are not sure – and lots of people are not – we're happy to help you consider your next move.

What influences your career decisions?

Your decisions are influenced by many things, including:

  • Family/friends/teachers
  • Mentors/coaches/community leaders
  • Role models and people in the media
  • Films, TV, music, blogs, online discussions
  • Experiences you have - work, hobbies, family life
  • The society and culture in which you live
  • Your self-perception or view of yourself

If you want to discuss your career decisions with a professional, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our employability and career specialists through CareerHub (if you are a current student) or by visiting the Employability Lab. 

Employability and Career Resources

Future Career Sheets

Find out about career prospects for AUT degrees. Browse career sheets of interest to you and find out about industry trends, job descriptions, what employers may be looking for and more.

Events and Workshops 

We run a variety of events and workshops during the year, including career fairs and speaker series that help develop your knowledge of the working world. Find out more on CareerHub.

The AUT Edge Award

Sign up for the AUT Edge Award and you will develop employability and leadership skills, improve your networks and NZ work experience. The award is run by the Employability & Careers team.

Career Resources

Find information about career decision making, choosing a major and job search help through our career resources located on CareerHub. 

General online resources 

There is an abundance of other online career resources – including interest groups on social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Career New Zealand has extensive interactive tools that are free to download and use.  

Personal resources

Your family, friends, sport teams, church members, neighbours and teachers are also excellent sources of information, work experience and networking opportunities.  

Make contact with AUT's Employability & Careers team

New students can contact us at:

Employability Lab
Student Hub

Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)
Email: studenthub@aut.ac.nz

Current students and graduates can contact us at:

Employability Lab
Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)
Email: autemployability@aut.ac.nz 
Online through CareerHub for career counselling appointments