For Budding Professionals: The IEEE Practice Interviews and Job Skills Seminar ’11

Regstrations are closed, however those who have registered may select their preferences by clicking below.

Practice Interviews Preferences Form

The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch proudly presents two of its most exciting annual events: the Job Skills Seminar and the Practice Interviews.

JOB SKILLS SEMINAR – Get the Job You Want
Speaker: Marion Rogers
Date: 11th April – first Monday of the mid-semester holidays
Venue: Conference Centre Lecture Theatre (Room 423-342)
Time: TBA
Note: Open to ALL Students

Come and hear some valuable insight from Marion Rogers, director of TriTek Consultants and an expert on job recruitment in the technical industries (EEE, CSE, SE, CompSci, Mechatronics, EngSci, Biomedical Eng). Topics covered include CV and Cover Letters, Interview Preparation and Job Search Skills specific to engineers. Many students will be commencing applications for summer/graduate work around this time, so attendance at this seminar will give you the necessary competitive edge to get the job you want. Marion will be available after the seminar for a quick Q&A session over free food and drinks. Mark this exciting event on your calendars now!

PRACTICE INTERVIEWS – Make Industry Contacts and Get Valuable Feedback

Date: Tuesday 19th April – second Tuesday of the mid-semester holidays
Venue: Owen G Glenn Building – second and third floors
Time: TBA
Companies: Beca, Fisher & Paykel, Vodafone and many, many more
Register by: Monday, 4th April
Note: Participation restricted to IEEE members

This event involves mock job interviews with real industrial representatives. Each participant will have the chance to be interviewed by a company of their choice.  Last year there were
also representatives from Vector, Endace, Aviat Networks, Fisher & Paykel and many more. The interviews last for 30 minutes each, which involves a 20 minute job interview and a 10 minute feedback session on the interview and your CV, a rare opportunity to improve your employment skills.

After the event there is a chance to socialise and network with all the employers from the day.  Making good professional contacts is crucial for a successful career in engineering.  This is a very rare and valuable opportunity for a student and should not be missed by anyone! There is also free catered finger food and drink available at this function.

Don’t miss out on these two rare and valuable opportunities: FEEDBACK from a real job interview and a NETWORKING session with industry representatives from several top NZ & international companies!

How to Register for the Practice Interviews

Simply fill out this Registration Form.

This registration form will require you to be logged in with your university UPI and corresponding password.

All further emails regarding the practice interviews will be sent only to those who register. The closing date for registration is on the 4th of April, and places are very limited so sign up today or you may miss out! We will email you in about a week with all the interviewer choices so you can indicate your preferences.

We send the employers a copy of your CV before the Practice Interviews, and this year we will be enforcing a strict No-CV, No Interview policy – so it’s best to start working on your CV now!
1) All are welcome to the Job Skills Seminar. However, you need to be an IEEE member to participate in the Practice Interviews, and must register with us
2) Non IEEE members can register online now at – Please make sure you use “Univ of Auckland” as your university! Otherwise you won’t show up on our records and we cannot allow you to participate.

See you there!