A UC Careers Ambassador gets involved in a range of activities to provide a critical voice and strengthen UC Careers engagement with the University of Canterbury community on a peer to peer level. Some examples of activities are:
- Marketing and promoting UC Career services and events
- Participation in outreach activities
- Hosting employer visits
- Facilitating careers workshops/discussions
- Developing career education initiatives
- Working with others on special projects
Hours involved in the activity
Up to 3 modules of 12 hours
Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
Knowledge of and prior engagement with UC Careers Services required.
Submit an expression of interest and CV to Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org
Training will be provided as required.
Careers Internships and Employment Manager
Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute
By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.
- A1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.
- A2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors undertake active engagement with Māori communities when developing new ideas and looking for new opportunities.
- A3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors have sound knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and kawa (marae protocol) and demonstrate this when taking a leadership role.
- A4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.
- A5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors are self-reflective in planning processes, seeking and responding to feedback from key Māori stakeholders.
- A6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors demonstrate a holistic approach to problem solving and seek to apply this in a bicultural context.
- A7 Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors recognise and address their own filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences and identify self-development opportunities in the bicultural space.
- A8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors recognise and validate the prior knowledge, experience and skills that team members bring.
- A9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors seek to improve technologies to be biculturally inclusive. For example, to better incorporate the Māori language in software systems.
- B1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors communicate effectively with students and UC Staff.
- B2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors find and implement new opportunities to promote Careers Services to students and staff.
- B3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors use and combine different ideas to create and improve an outcome.
- B4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors see areas of self-development that could be improved on and apply what has been learned to different areas.
- B5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors create clear goals for each project and monitor how the project is going.
- B6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors notice current or possible issues and develop options to resolve those issues.
- B7 - Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors evaluate own work performance and make goals for skills they want to develop in the future.
- B8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors take advantage of team’s knowledge in other areas.
- B9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors have the knowledge to solve technical problems.
- C1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors will adapt their communication to suit the audience.
- C2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors will develop creative ideas for new situations.
- C3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors build relationships within the team and motivate the team towards the final goal.
- C4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors can solve an issue with an original idea.
- C5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors plan resources and prepare for any sudden change.
- C6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors test what works in a situation and apply solutions to a problem.
- C7 - Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors take responsibility for their own work practice and actively put ideas into action.
- C8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors cooperate with different working styles.
- C9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors use computer skills to create projects, selecting the best applications to use to produce particular work.
- D1 - Communication - Careers Ambassadors communicate with an overseas organisation and explain thoughts clearly to be better understood.
- D2 - Initiative and enterprise - Careers Ambassadors plan ways to make improvements to usual practice with other language users in mind.
- D3 - Leadership - Careers Ambassadors organise and manage a team by assigning tasks to others to make the most of their skills.
- D4 - Learning - Careers Ambassadors know when they need to learn something new such as a new language and cultural tradition.
- D5 - Planning & Organising - Careers Ambassadors coordinate tasks for a range of people.
- D6 - Problem Solving - Careers Ambassadors resolve issues for international students.
- D7 - Self-Management - Careers Ambassadors identify skills that could make them more productive when working with other language users.
- D8 - Teamwork - Careers Ambassadors share different ideas within the team about a project.
- D9 - Technology - Careers Ambassadors refer to international sources when identifying which information is the most relevant to the project.
|Co-curricular Record (CCR)||
UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)
|Bicultural Competence & Confidence||Community Engagement||Employability Innovation & Enterprise||Global Awareness|
|Work Readiness Skills (WRS)||Communication||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|Initiative and enterprise||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UC affiliated
- Not an academic prerequisite
- Not for academic credit
Are you interested in participating in this activity? Sign up to CCR and then apply to participate using CareerHub.