Career Information

Otago Polytechnic Information Evenings

Horticulture Open Evening
Students will have the opportunity to speak to staff about our new programmes in horticulture and arboriculture and participate in hands-on activities related to green careers.

Thursday, September 21
7:00pm to 8:30pm
L Block, nursery area by the greenhouse

School of Occupational Therapy Information Evening
Students can learn about this diverse people-oriented profession; hear from therapists about their work, from staff about the programme design and the things you will be involved in, and from students about what it’s like to be part of the programme.

Tuesday, September 26
7:00pm to 9.00pm
School of Occupational Therapy, Room G201/203, G Block, Corner Union Street and Harbour Terrace


Staying in touch with student life at Otago

If you wanted to learn some more about student life at Otago you may want to consider subscribing to the University’s e-newsletter, Otago Connection. Otago Connection is the universities news site and e-newsletter dedicated to keeping students’ families connected with student life at Otago. It includes stories and videos about student successes, events, volunteering and campus life.  Please have a look at their latest news:

http://www.otago.ac.nz/otago-connection/index.html


Click here for helpful study tips


Recently NZ Post released two new apps to assist students transition to tertiary study.

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GuideMe is a free start-to-finish checklist for getting your university study options sorted. It’s based on advice and tips from first-year uni students, with links to essential website and services they recommend. As you work with GuideMe to narrow down what you want to study, where you’ll live and how you will pay for everything, it remembers your choices and sends you deadline reminders.

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Connect makes it easy to send important documents, e.g. verified copy of your passport or evidence of income, direct to StudyLink. Parents can support a student’s application by sending forms and evidence of income direct to StudyLink.


Lincoln University staff noticed when out and about that there are a lot of people – particularly parents – who don’t really understand the ins and outs of university today.  Possibly because they didn’t go themselves or simply because times have changed. They recognised there aren’t too many places for parents, caregivers and students to go to get the big picture.

They put together an event (UNI 101) earlier in the year for students and families to gain valuable pieces of advice, understand the fundamental objectives of a university, and where to get assistance when picking a degree or what institution to study at. The notes from this event have been made available electronically and are well worth a read. UNI 101 is neutral and does not promote any one institution.  For more information click here.