As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many of us will be thinking once again about what comes next. Whether continuing study or moving into the full time workforce, everyone can benefit from further developing skills that will improve our employment prospects as we move forward with our career. While the experience and skills that employers are looking for vary depending on the position, soft skills like work ethic, attitude, and communication are valued across the board. Soft skills […]
Where day to day work for design students usually involves a dynamic mix of field research, collaborative idea generation, CAD, and hands on model-making, working as a designer for a large company can sometimes mean a more specialised role. Check out this core77 discussion to learn how designers from around the world spend their working day. Understanding what it might be like to work as a designer for different types of companies may help you steer your career in the right […]
Categories: Industry, Interesting • Tags: company, Core77, cubicle, design, design agency, design consultancy, design studio, desk job, hands on, Industrial design, internships, Jobs, office, product design, student, work
If you’ve ever given freelance design work a go, chances are you’ve been stumped by the question “how much do you charge?” Particularly as a design student or graduate, it can be tricky to figure out just how much your work is worth, and to calculate an hourly rate that will get you the job without underselling your skills. Core77 recently posted a Q&A on the subject featuring advice like: “Keep in mind, tax rates are higher [for a freelancer], […]
“MWDesign is a multi disciplinary design consultancy with a human centric design approach.” MWDesign has worked on a range of both industrial and graphic design projects including work on the “Formway Be Chair”. MWDesign currently is currently looking for graduate to mid-level designers with strong drawing and communication skills. If this sounds like you, click here to get in touch!
Ziera Shoes is looking for an AUT student to fill a 16 week paid internship. The work involves footwear research, trending and presentation boards for relevant stage gates, and additional involvement in working on redesigning Ziera’s prototyping space. This is an amazing opportunity that arose from AUTs involvement with the 2015 Better By Design CEO Summit. Ziera is a premium shoe brand that emphasises comfort as well as style. Their vision is “to be loved by women internationally as a […]
TCL, the world’s third largest TV manufacturer, is looking for a talented and enthusiastic design student or graduate for a 6 month full-time paid industrial design internship. With it’s headquarters in Shenzen, China, TCL designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of TV Multimedia, Communications, Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics worldwide under different key brands such as Alcatel, Thomson, Palm among others. To find out more about what they do click here. It’s a great opportunity to gain paid design experience […]
Categories: Graduate, Industry, Students • Tags: alcatel, China, communications, consumer electronics, home appliances, Industrial design, internship, manufacture, networking, opportunity, palm, TCL, TCL communications, thomson, TV, work
Our very own Product Design Postgraduate Graduate Nick Hayes is off to New York as part of the AUT InterNZ scholarship programme in January 2015. Nick has been selected among ten other AUT graduates presented with the opportunity to work at leading organisations in the USA, gaining amazing work experience by interning for three months. Companies then have the options of keeping AUT graduates on for longer potentially transforming this opportunity in to a career of a lifetime! Nick will be working […]
Categories: Graduate, Industry, Students • Tags: 12 weeks, AUT, AUT InterNZ, award, career, experience, intern, InterNZ, leading organisation, Nick Hayes, prgramme, real world experience, Red Antler, scholarship, travel, USA, winner, work
Curative are looking for an awesome person from any level of qualification for a “Social Change Summer Internship” They are a creative agency that works exclusively on projects that help make the world a little bit better.To find out about who they are click here. They were founded by Jade Tang (fellow AUT graduate/lecturer) and Eddy Helm in 2012. This is an awesome opportunity for new graduates, past graduates, and anyone interested in social change (don’t need to have a […]
Categories: Graduate, Industry, Students • Tags: AUT, collaborating, Curative, Graduates, industry, industry experience, internship, Jade Tang, networking, opportunity, social change, students, summer social change internship, work
Are you interested in the design of hospitals? Apply for this awesome opportunity to work within the Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab over the summer, a paid summer studentship! For more information check out the flyer below and apply! Note: Applications now close 19th November, so be quick!
Categories: Graduate, Students, work • Tags: ADHB, collaboration, design, Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab, DHW lab, Healthcare, Hospital, opportunity, paid, student, summer studentship, way finding, work
Bobux are looking for a talented design student for a PAID student internship! “We are looking for a Student to do some designs for our soft sole range for a few weeks in November this year. This would be a great opportunity for a student to get hands on experience, feedback from industry professionals, and the chance to have their design go into production.” Who is Bobux? Check out their website to see what they do. What are soft soles? Check […]
Categories: Graduate, Industry, Students, work • Tags: baby footwear, Bobux International, design, free to grow, growth, industry, internship, opportunity, paid, professionals, shoes, soft soles, student, work