Employer Connect Programme

Connect and network with Wellington employers to get an understanding of what it’s like in New Zealand workplaces

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As the saying goes, it’s not always what you know, but who you know. But – it’s not always easy to network with local employers right!? This is where the Employer Connect programme will help you.

Employer Connect is a safe and accessible way for graduating international students to meet employers and get started on interacting with professionals in the Wellington workplace.

How it works:

  • Graduating students register via the form below
  • The Study in Wellington team will facilitate meetings between small groups of eight graduating international students and eight employees from a Wellington organisation.

The meeting will be a social networking opportunity around a morning tea or afternoon tea, hosted at the organisation’s workplace.

How did past employers and international students find the programme?

“The Employer Connect program was like finding a hidden gem. We went into it thinking we’d offer some useful career advice to students, but it ended up being a valuable way for us to network with recent graduates whose knowledge and interests were specific to our business needs. A huge thank you to the friendly and experienced people who worked behind the scenes to make it all happen.” 

Resn – Employer

“We recently collaborated with WellingtonNZ to host a number of international students at our office and help the students build meaningful networks in the local business community. The event was incredibly well organised, they used a facilitative approach to ensure it was a valuable experience for both the students and our people. We’d love to be involved again future”. 

Assurity – Employer

“The programme was a great opportunity for our team to connect with international student graduates. It was rewarding, fun and uplifting. The session was very well-organised, and we were able to contribute our own ideas too. We would definitely be keen to participate in future. Tumeke!” 

Education New Zealand – Employer

“We were so delighted to take part in this programme. Not only was it good having a chat with these amazing students but also was great networking with recent graduates who are diligent, knowledgeable, and might be matched to our business needs”

Werk Agency - Employer

“This was the perfect opportunity to build networks and know more about what is happening and the kind of jobs that I want to work with”

Larissa Mezencio Godind – student participant

“It helped me a lot in preparing myself to face any challenge that might come my way when looking for a job” 

Vaita Teaupa – student participant

Ready to connect?

Register now

Wellington Chamber of Commerce is the official partner of the Employer Connect Programme.

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During the Employer Connect Programme, it was helpful because I interacted with actual employers here in Wellington

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