Uni Track programme available for students completing at the end of Semester AHi All
This from Brendon Gardner our careers coordinator
Work and Income in conjunction with the University of Waikato Careers and Employment Centre are running Uni Track again during the week of June 30th - July 4th. We still have 15 spaces left on the course - if you are a student who has either finished your studies or if you will be finished and searching for full-time work after the end of Semester A exams - please take advantage of this opportunity. Full details are below:
What is UNITRACK?
- A one-week full time early programme offered to Graduates of tertiary programmes.
- A programme designed specifically for graduates in order to compliment the academic knowledge and skills developed during study with skills of successful job search
- A programme designed to assist and ensure a smooth pathway from education to employment
- A University of Waikato and Work and Income joint initiative
- Writing effective CV's and covering letters
- Responding to job descriptions and person specifications
- Identification of personal qualities, key competencies, and transferable skills.
- Job search techniques including tapping into the hidden labour market
- Motivation, confidence and positive encouragement with regard to actively applying for positions
Details of next programme
- The next Uni Track programme begins on Monday 30 June and will run for one week between 9am - 3.00pm each day
- The programme is facilitated by Karen Fraser, a facilitator with the Hamilton Work Track site and a previous Waikato graduate
- In order to attend this programme you need to register.
- You must have completed your studies at or before the end of Semester A and be able to attend all sessions.
- If you wish to register, please complete the enclosed form and return it to the drop box in the Careers Office at the Cowshed, alternatively you can download an electronic copy of the form by visiting http://www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/careers/events.shtml/#unitrack
Only 15 places are left so be in quick. Visit http://www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/careers/events.shtml/#unitrack for further information.
Room: G.10 "The Cowshed"
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105, Hamilton
07 838 4466 ext 6622
This from Prof Dick Bedord, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Some of these awards are specifically for PhD students.
> If you have any suggestions as to possible candidates for the
> following RSNZ awards and medals, please let me have these. It would
> be good if we could get more Waikato people recognised for their
> major research contributions.
> Kind regards
> 6. 2003 ACADEMY MEDALS AND AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
> The Academy suite of medals and awards available for 2003 are:
> *Hector Medal Physical Sciences
> *Te Rangi Hiroa Medal Current issues in cultural diversity and cohesion
> *R. J. Scott Medal Agricultural, electrical, electronic,
> information and mechanical engineering
> *Hamilton Memorial Prize for beginners in scientific or technological
> research in New Zealand
> *Hatherton Award for the best scientific paper by a PhD student at
> any New Zealand University in physical sciences, earth sciences and
> mathematical and information sciences
> Electronic copies of the information and application forms are
> available from awards(a)rsnz.org; copies are also available on the
> Society's web site
> http://www.rsnz.org/awards/academy_awards/forms.php . The closing
> date for applications and nominations is 1 August 2003.
> 7. NEW ZEALAND ASSOCATION OF SCIENTISTS 2003 AWARDS AND MEDALS
> ***Science Communicator Awards
> The New Zealand Association of Scientists invites nominations from
> New Zealand science organisations, scientific associations and
> individuals for this year's Science Communicator Awards.
> The awards are given to encourage scientists to communicate their
> work to the wider community, hence to promote an awareness and
> appreciation of the methods and achievements of science.
> One or more Science Communicator Awards will be made to practising
> scientists for excellence in communicating any area of science or
> technology to the general public, through print, broadcast, public
> lectures or other media.
> Nominations should be signed by one or more sponsors, and should
> include a citation, in a style suitable for the general public, that
> explains the nature and extent of the nominee's contribution to
> science communication.
> Marsden Medal
> The Marsden Medal is awarded for a lifetime of outstanding service to
> science in New Zealand, in recognition of service rendered to the
> cause or profession of science in the widest connotation of the
> Shorland Medal
> The Shorland Medal is awarded in recognition of a person's major
> contribution to basic or applied research that has added
> significantly to scientific understanding, or resulted in significant
> benefits to society.
> Research Medal
> The Research Medal is awarded for outstanding fundamental or applied
> research in the physical, natural or social sciences published during
> the year of the award or in the preceding three calendar years.
> Nominees must be under the age of 40 on 1 January of the year in
> which they are nominated except that, where a scientist has had an
> interrupted career, the age limit may be extended to a maximum of 45.
> Nominations for each of the medals should be accompanied by a
> curriculum vitae and a citation signed by one or more sponsors. The
> citation should be written in a style suitable for the judges and the
> general public, and should explain the significance of the nominee's
> All nominations should be mailed to The Secretary, New Zealand
> Association of Scientists, PO Box 1874, Wellington, by 31 August 2003.