We can help you on your career journey

The Career and Employability Team has a range of services to support you in your journey throughout your career, as well as hosting workshops throughout the year within Unitec programmes.


Meet the Career and Employability Team

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.


Career Workshops for students

The Career and Employability Team hosts workshops throughout the year within Unitec programmes.  We also host workshops independently and you can see the schedule and book these here.

See Career and Employability Workshops here

Employability Resources

Access resources to support your career journey, whether that be planning or deciding on your next career move, writing CVs and Cover Letters or developing your job search skills.

View our employability resources

Moodle resources

If you are a student, you may also find more services on our Career and Employability Moodle page.

Career and Employability Moodle

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.

CV 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 Monday, 11.30am - 1.30pm
Building 510, Social Commons

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment with the Career and Employability Team, although due to COVID-19 this may need to be conducted online.

Book a face to face appointment online

You can also make an appointment by email, calling us, at the Ask Me desk.

Wellbeing support for students

Times of transition can feel overwhelming and confusing. It is important to acknowledge this and take care of yourself.  Pressures such as financial concerns or the stresses of our Covid-19 environment may make it difficult for you to focus on your career planning and decision making.

These resources are designed to provide support for you duing this time.

Building Resilience Access our counseling services

Find Budgeting Advice Get help to cope with Covid-19?

Contact the Careers team

Careers Self-Service See all our Employability Resources
Phone 0800 10 75 10
Email careers@unitec.ac.nz
Book a phone and video appointment Book a phone or video call appointment online
Book Book a face-to-face appointment online
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