Career Fest

Career Fest

Manukau Institute of Technology is running a 2022 Career Fest to help you become job-ready, if this is what you need, come and join us!

What is Career Fest?

Career Fest is a three-week programme run by MIT Careers and Employment Solutions Team (CES) to help MIT students toward job readiness.

The first week will be run online with workshops to help you with your CV, cover letter, job hunting strategies and more. Week two is about self-preparation and using the support of MIT's career consultants. In week three you'll get the chance to engage with our industry partners and meet up with employers in panel discussions and job fair events.

Career Fest Week 1 (9 May - 13 May)
Career Fest Week 2 (16 May - 20 May)
Career Fest Week 3 (23 May - 27 May)

Career Fest week 1

9 May - 13 May

Please check the full range of workshops below for Career Fest week 1. These workshops have been crafted specifically to assist you in achieving your dream job.

Please register for an online workshop by clicking the registration links below.

10:00 - 11:30 am 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9 May

Workshop: Identify skills and strengths / How to put together a job search pitch
By Brenda James - Career Development Specialist

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Workshop: Explore the hidden job markets 

By Elizabeth Morris from Unitec Institute of Technology

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10 May

Workshop: Self-disruption and adaptability, how the workplace has changed By Shailan Patel from MYOB (Please note this workshop will run from 9:00 am to 10:30 am)

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Workshop: How to do video recordings and online interviews
By Dasham Bedi, Recruitment Advisor, from Jobs and Skills  Hub

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11 May

Workshop: CV and cover letter
By Debbie Loots, Career Consultant from MIT

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Workshop: Interview skills
By Jean Ottley from Work Connect

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12 May

Workshop:  LinkedIn and personal branding
By Elizabeth Morris from Unitec Institute of Technology

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Workshop: CV and cover letter
By Nafeeza Jahan, Madison Recruitment

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13 May

Workshop: Ask a Career Consultant anything  
By Debbie Loots and Maureen Prasad from the MIT CES team

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Workshop: Ask a Career Consultant anything 
By Debbie Loots and Maureen Prasad from the MIT CES team

Register here

Career Fest week 2

16 May - 20 May

This week's activities are about self-preparation and follow on from the workshops attended in the previous week.

We have lots of resources available to assist you with your self-preparation, click here.  

You are welcome to seek support from an MIT career consultant to clear your doubts and queries. Please contact us at to book a meeting.

Career Fest week 3

23 May -  27 May

The first two weeks of Career Fest will have helped you get closer to being work-ready. Now it's time for you to step into the real world and connect with your industry. Week 3 will give you the chance to connect and seek job opportunities from our industry partners.

Please check the full range of job fairs and industry engagement events. Come join us, meet the industry and find that dream job!

Registered attendees will be notified by email of the specific locations within the respective campus of any in-person events.

Please register for an online job fair by clicking the registration links below.

Tuesday 24 May 

10:00 - 11.45 am 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Job Fair: School of Business and Digital Technology

Employers attending:

  • The Warehouse Group
  • ANZ Bank
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • MYOB
  • OfficeMax
  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand (CBAFF)

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Job Fair: Health, Counselling, Nursing and Social Work

Employers attending:

  • Counties Manukau District Health Board
  • Auckland District Health Board
  • ATWC Putting Family First
  • Whānau Āwhina Plunket
  • Department of Corrections
  • Waitematā District Health board

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Wednesday 25 May

10:00 - 11:30 am12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Job Fair: Tech Park

Employers attending:

  • Fletcher Construction
  • Brian Perry Civil
  • Higgins
  • Global Fire Limited
  • DB Breweries
  • Clever Core
  • Intergroup

Location: Tech Park

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Job Fair: Hospitality, Baking & Patisserie and Culinary

Employers attending:

  • Sky City
  • Bread & Butter
  • Coca Cola  Amatil Ltd
  • Restaurant Brands
  • Eden Park Catering
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Epicure - Auckland
  • Longroom
  • Joylab Drinkeries, Eateries Meeteries

Location: Student Café Otara

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If you have any further queries, please contact us at