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Employers keen on OPAIC graduates    

Graduates of Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus are being snapped up by employers, according to a new report.

The Graduate Destination Benchmark Report provides information about the activities of graduates who completed qualifications at five institutes of technology and polytechnics throughout the country in 2017.

The survey showed 83 percent of OPAIC respondents had found work by last June.

OPAIC’s Employability Manager Andrew Tui says a variety of employability-focused initiatives have allowed students to successfully develop their career and work readiness. 

These include undertaking formalised internships and projects with New Zealand companies, attending presentations featuring industry leaders and alumni, and participating in workshops covering topics such as interviewing skills and online branding. 

“We are proud of how our graduates can successfully connect their learning to practical experiences, ultimately developing capabilities that are desired by employers today,” says Andrew.         

According to the survey, 83 percent of our graduates said their qualification was relevant to their current job.

Our graduates are employed throughout the country in Otago, Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, Canterbury, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Northland.

The percentage of OPAIC respondents in either work or study is 95 percent, according to the survey.

The report is an overview of responses to a Graduate Outcomes survey in 2018. The purpose of the survey is to collect information on the main labour market destinations and further educational experiences of graduates about six months after they graduate.

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