I am launching a Podcast!

Eeeeeek!!!! I’ve said it. I am excited (and slightly nervous) to say I’m launching my podcast, “Career Coffee Chats” on 24 June. Subscribe here to access the podcast on launch day. Career Coffee Chats is a down-to-earth career and wellbeing podcast for everyday people. Unlike other NZ-based podcasts, Career Coffee Chats features a diverse range of guests sharing their…

Awesome (yet arduous) August

Goodbye August.  Boy, what a hard, challenging month you were!  You put me through the wringer, tested my patience, made me confront myself, and took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Despite going through this arduous process, I made the bold decision to leave my workplace after 5.5 years.  Yup!  Time for a new start…

A flock of tweets

I had the privilege of managing the ANZSSA social media accounts during the recent conference in Auckland and boy was it a great learning experience.  The hashtag #anzssa2016 became my mantra, with Twitter my platform of choice. The challenge…  to provide commentary on key aspects of the conference whilst at the same supporting fellow tweeters…

Be a global citizen and volunteer

Next week we are hosting our annual volunteering expo for Unitec students.    As a career practitioner I fundamentally believe volunteering is an integral (and almost necessary) strategy for students to gain practical work experience, learn and develop new skills, grow connections, build self-confidence, gain ideas around career pathways, and ultimately give-back to a meaningful cause. I…

Game on

In my final year of primary school, my class received it’s very first computer.  This big piece of creamy-white technology sat proudly in the corner of the room, 30 students staring at it in awe like it was the Elixir of Life.  We took turns to play Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, a…

Tweet tweet

I recently read Eric Stoller’s Inside Higher Ed article on why it would be useful for those working in the higher education space to ‘get’ Twitter.  I couldn’t agree more! Eric shared his recent experience of sitting a table with other education professionals: While they had not ever used Twitter, they were certain that it wasn’t for…

Facebook? Sweet as!

Despite predications that Facebook was sliding towards rapid decline, usage of this much beloved (and maligned) social media site continues to be a mainstay for many New Zealanders. A 2015 study conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by Facebook, showed that on average, 2.5 million Kiwis use FB per month.  Within that, 1.6 million Kiwis use a mobile…

Embrace your #hashtag

I love using social media.  Since using MySpace back in the mid 2000s, then Facebook in 2007, social media has weaved into my everyday life. Reasons why I use social media: To find and receive information quickly.  It provides a great source of news To stay connected with others – the majority of my friends…