Thu 15 Oct 2020

Students link with leading businesses at Industry Fair

Business, engineering and information technology students welcomed the opportunity to network with industry and employers at WITT’s Industry Fair yesterday.

Leading local businesses, from Fonterra and TSB to the Taranaki District Health Board, were on campus to talk about what they do and what they look for in a candidate. Industry representatives went on to network with students and take part in speed interviews, with over 100 interviews taking place in just 30 minutes!

The five-minute speed interviews were arranged between businesses and graduating students, designed as an initial introduction between potential employers and employees. Speed meets were also available for Graduate Diploma students seeking an industry placement as part of their study.

WITT Industry Placement and Employment Coordinator Jo Syme said the Industry Fair was a huge success. She said it has become an important event in the calendar for students and businesses alike.

“WITT really values its connections with industry,” she said.

“This sort of event is a great opportunity for our students to interact with industry representatives and gain insight into the variety of roles within each organisation which may be of interest for future employment.

“It also gives industry a greater appreciation of the diversity of our students and the chance to engage directly with them.”

Some of the businesses that participated in the Fair were Fonterra, Powerco, TSB, Downer, Fulton Hogan, WSP, Red Jacket Engineering Services, Port Taranaki, Taranaki District Health Board and Worley.

To learn more about how WITT works with employers and industry, head to https://www.witt.ac.nz/About-WITT/Employers-and-Industry/ or contact Jo Syme industry@witt.ac.nz