Employment for Students & Graduates

By studying at SIT, not only will you gain a world-class qualification, you will also receive comprehensive support towards employment.  SIT employment support is available to both students and recent graduates, plus spouses of current students.

High employment rates

The Southland region boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in New Zealand.  Our international students and their partners have been successful in finding employment right across the Southern region.

From study to work: We help you into employment

SIT provides comprehensive job search assistance, whether you are a student or a graduate.  In addition to regular employment workshops, our dedicated Employment Officer offers one-on-one assistance to help you find employment opportunities. 

How we help

SIT's Employment Officer can provide a variety of individualised assistance to help you confidently seek employment, including:

  • Help to determine your interests and abilities
  • Career, education and training advice
  • Job search strategies
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) preparation
  • Interview skills
  • Tailoring cover letters

Employment workshops

We regularly run employment workshops for international students during the year.  During orientation you will be introduced to our employment officer and provided with essential tips and techniques for understanding the New Zealand job market. 

​Current job vacancies

Get registered with a copy of your CV with Student Services, it will help you be considered for roles when businesses are seeking employees from SIT. There is also a noticeboard with current vacancies in the SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill.

Get your foot in the door

Volunteering at local organisations can be a great way for international students to obtain local experience and references – as well as meeting new people and contributing to our local community. Volunteer opportunities are advertised on the board opposite the Employment Office (B-Block). A useful website could be link is to an external site and opens in a new window.

Useful websites

You can find career information and useful employment tools at link is to an external site and opens in a new window

Some of New Zealand’s popular job search websites include:

Contact Details

Cathy Harris - SIT Student Employment OfficerCathy Harris
Student Employment Officer

SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill
Phone: (03) 211 2699 ext 8572