Career Services

Career Services


A key role of the Careers and Pathways department at Ōtumoetai College is ensuring that the Career Competencies are developed.  These include:

  • Developing self-awareness

  • Exploring opportunities

  • Deciding and acting

Career Interviews

The following Careers services are available:

  • One-on-one interviews for Year 13’s and those transitioning out of school as a priority.
  • One-on-one interviews for all other students by appointment.
  • ‘Drop In’ during Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes for general queries.
  • Pathways planning – via Form time and one-on-one interviews.
  • Assistance with subject choice for the following year.

Employment Services

  • Help with writing C.V.s and seeking part-time work opportunities.
  • Full and part-time job vacancies advertised in the department and online.
  • Assistance with interview skills.
  • Information on Gap year and exchange opportunities.
  • Work readiness and employment skills.
  • General Career information.
  • Various Careers Events throughout the school year

Tertiary Services

  • Guest speakers covering pathway opportunities and tertiary requirements.
  • Scholarships –  workshops, assistance with application forms and references.
  • Visits from liaison staff of tertiary institutes to help students with applications and course planning.
  • Opportunities for students to attend “Student for a Day” and “Taster days” at tertiary institutes/organisations.
  • Accommodation information and references.