ProActiv (Annual)

Status: (Annual), Established 2005

Need
University students have little or no skill at presenting themselves in the best way to prospective employers; limiting their employability post graduation.

Objective
To increase the employability of AUT students.

Project Description
To create a platform where students can experience interviews with industry professionals; some of which have real job opportunities available at the time. Attendees are provided with immediate constructive feedback and advice. The event also has workshops in the following topics:

  • CV Writing
  • Motivation
  • Body Language
  • Online Networking and Social Media
  • Creating an Elevator Pitch.

The event then finishes with a networking event, providing students with the opportunity to talk to the experienced speakers and professionals in a relaxed environment.

Impact

  • Increase in confidence of all attendees
  • Three students were offered work placements in 2010
  • Enhancement in the employability skills of AUT students.

Sustainability
This project has continued to be sustainable for a number of semesters and each event held sees an increase in attendance.

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