A ManawaTech student representative helps their class mates connect to the local tech ecosystem. You talk with your peers about events they might be interested in, current job opportunities, the types of work available in town, and whatever else comes our way. You tell us (ManawaTech and local industry) how we can help students get through and get out into work.
We have so many companies in town looking to hire. The majority of job openings do not make it to our jobs board. People are too busy to even make the listings... We are so delighted you have chosen to study tech in the Manawatū. Look for internships and summer jobs here. Stay here when you finish. Local companies want you. Tell your class mates about the opportunities here. Invite them to local meetups and events so they can get to know what it is like to have a career in tech here.
This is a voluntary role. We can help you with
- A small budget for events (food or venue hire)
- Practical / logistical support for organising stuff
- Valuable networking opportunities
- Connections to industry
- Looks good on your CV
- Advice / mentoring / support in your role
This is a new role: we are still figuring out the best way to make it work. It should not take more than an hour or two a week (with the odd spike for special events at a time that fits in with your study). Mostly what we want is your advice and your voice to let your peers know what they might be missing.
How to Apply
You are in the last or second-to-last year of study at Massey or UCOL in Palmerston North, doing an information technology related degree or diploma. Contact Us with your CV and a brief email saying what you want to do and how it will help. One or two student representatives per year group per institution (Massey or UCOL) will be chosen. Apply any time: there is no closing date.