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Career Opportunities

Here at the University of Waikato, you’ll become a future leader who is ready to tackle the world’s challenges and land your dream job. You will have more control over your learning and can study whatever interests you. This enables you to develop more independence and confidence in your chosen career.

While you’re at university you will gain practical work experience that you can apply to any career once you graduate. That’s why 96% of university graduates find a good job in the first 12 months after completing their degree (Education Counts, 2015).

During the first two years after finishing university you’re likely to earn up to $20,000 more per year on average than someone who has not completed tertiary study. That works out to be an extra $10 per hour or $350 per week. Seven or eight years after you’ve finished university you’re likely to be earning double the income of someone who has not attended university (Education Counts, 2015).

Problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and planning have all been identified as key skills employers are looking for (Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, 2015). While you’re at the University of Waikato you’ll learn all of these, and many more.