How we can help you?

Our Career Development Team offers career advice and is free for all prospective and current Unitec students, as well as Alumni. The career consultants not only help with getting your CV ready but will also help maximise your employability. Come and talk to the team if you need a hand planning the next step in your studies or your career.

Visit the Career Centre website to see the full range of services and resources available. 

Meet our career consultants (click to expand)

Career Centre Staff 2017

From left to right: Elizabeth Morris, Deb Crossan, Brigette Shutowski, Di Bluck.

Elizabeth Morris

Career Development Consultant
Grad Dip Career Development, BA, CELTA.

On completing my BA, like many people I was unsure of what next. Unbeknown to myself at the time, I would spend a number of years practicing all the employability skills that I now impart to students and members of the public. As I enjoy languages I decided to become an ESOL teacher working both in NZ and overseas. Then having spent a considerable time working on my own career development journey I decided to become a Career Consultant. I completed the Graduate Diploma in Career Development and spent 4 years assisting people back into work after injury.  A highly challenging and rewarding role. I enjoy working with people to help them unpack and find solutions to their career questions and it is really exciting when they have those light bulb moments. I am fascinated by the Future of Work and the role technology is playing in all our lives.

Deb Crossan

Career Development Consultant
B Com, GradDip in Career Development

I have worked in a variety of roles and industries throughout my career and have really enjoyed the different experiences that I’ve had along the way. These experiences have included a number of marketing roles in the telecommunications industry, both here and in the UK, working with young people as a music teacher and working with young athletes and their families as a manager of various sports teams.  As a career consultant I love the opportunity to work with students and graduates as they develop their career goals and strategies and assist them with the various activities needed to help them reach those goals. I am a mother of 3 and outside of work, I love spending time with my family, listening to and playing music and spending time outdoors.

Brigette Shutkowski

Team Leader, Career Development Services
DipOT, Grad Dip Career Development

Kia ora! I am the Team Leader of our Career Development Team. The thing I like most about being part of this innovative team is providing programmes and services to support students develop essential career skills and competencies. These will ultimately help students make successful transitions when they graduate. With many years’ experience as a Career Consultant, I enjoy having that guiding role in helping people find their pathway and making goals a reality. It is a wonderful thing to see others succeed! My background as an Occupational Therapist in mental health rehabilitation, has given me a strong foundation in helping people build resilience and other essential employability and life skills. I believe it is our role to support students to develop the ability to manage their career and challenges that life brings, throughout their whole lifetime. I am an amateur photographer and am on a constant learning journey as I develop my skills and niche in this space.

Di Bluck

Career Development Consultant   
GradCert in Career Development, BCApSc
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I am currently employed as a Career Development Consultant in the Career Centre at Unitec and have been working in the Career industry for over 10 years.  Previous to this, I have worked in a variety of industries including Food Science, Advertising & Marketing and in the Non for Profit sector.
I have a Consumer Food Science Degree, plus a Graduate Certificate in Career Development and have completed MBTI training.  I enjoy MBTI, as it helps people to understand themselves a little better and can assist them to figure out what work environments they may be attracted too.  I particularly enjoy watching clients having ‘A-Ha’ moments as to why they do certain things and why some things come easier to them than others.  I am passionate about helping people to uncover their potential, and encourage them to understand that many things are possible with just a little hard work and determination.


Services

CV and cover letter drop-in

We have drop-in times available, across both campuses, for those with quick questions on how to make their current CV and cover letter stand out.    

Drop-in hours and location

Mt Albert Monday to Friday, 11am - 1pm
Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 1, Space next to Nuri & Maru Sushi and Donburi
Waitākere Thursday, 12pm - 2pm
Building 510, Social Commons

Workshops

We host a range of workshops throughout the year. To see what workshops are available or to book in for one, visit the Career Centre Booking System.

Book a Career Centre workshop

Consultations

Whether it is one-on-one for an individual assignment or group work, you can book a consultation with our Academic Advisors for more support. These sessions can also be booked outside of normal hours by mutual arrangement. You can book an appointment in person or by phone, please see contact table below. 

Contact us

Where Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Mt Albert campus (campus map)
Hours Monday to Friday
Phone 0800 10 75 10
Email career@unitec.ac.nz
Website www.careers.unitec.ac.nz
Social Media Unitec Careers Centre on Facebook

Our Career Consultants are also available at our Waitākere campus.  If you’d like to see one of our Career Consultants, please be sure to make an appointment.