Enrol in innovative programmes
With internships, start up incubator programmes and global study opportunities, there is something for everyone.
Get real world experience
At UC you have the opportunity to turn theory into practice. Apply and build your skills in research, analysis, writing and presentation in real-world contexts with an internship or placement.
Internships and placements are offered in many subjects including; Arts, Education, Engineering and Commerce. They are a great way to make contacts, build confidence and get an edge in a competitive job market. Internships also give you the opportunity to reinforce your academic and career objectives by testing out real life career options.
Find out more about internship opportunities at UC by contacting Careers, Internships & Employment.
On campus start-up culture
UC actively nurtures innovators and entrepreneurs. As a UC student you will test your knowledge through practical application in our state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, throughout New Zealand, and around the world.
Outside of your academic studies, programmes such as Summer Startup and Incubator provide you with a range of opportunities to fast track your entrepreneurial ideas. UC Innovators provides everything you need to get up and running with your ideas - from scholarships and office space, to mentoring and expert advice.
Global study opportunities
UC gives you the chance to develop a global perspective through a number of short-term international study opportunities. These short study tours actively encourage students to make international connections through opportunities completing a six-week internship in Thailand or spending four-weeks in China studying Chinese business practices. To find out about current opportunities visit the UC Partnerships webpage.
Additionally, the UC Exchange Programme has more than 60 exchange agreements with universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia where you can actively engage with other cultures while continuing your study for one or two semesters. Check out the full list of our exchange partners on the Partner Institution Details webpage. We can also help you fund your exchange, with details listed on the UC Exchange Programme webpage.