Posts Categorized: On Campus Experience

Introduction to Animal Science

Find out what it takes to work with animals or as a vet nurse, tour our facilities and meet some of our furry friends.Click here to register for the 23rd September

Are you interested in studying Radiation Therapy … combining healthcare with incredible technology?

An invitation for your Year 12 & 13 students to find out more about studying Radiation Therapy with the University of Otago:

Are you interested in studying radiation therapy … combining healthcare with incredible technology? Join us for a cancer centre tour and find out all about this great career choice.

CLICK HERE for Christchurch dates and more information

For full details and registration go to:

Science and our Environment

Science and our Environment


Certificate in Laboratory Technician Skills

Find out all about study and career options in science while checking out our facilities, then test aspects of our environment using professional laboratory techniques and equipment.


CLICK HERE for more information and to register

Sportsmart – interested in fitness, nutrition and well-being?



Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

Designed for students with an interest in fitness, nutrition and wellbeing. Discover the science behind nutrition and peak sports performance, and how this science is applied when working with elite athletes. SportSmart takes place at The Zone, a purpose designed facility with world-class high performance sport analysis equipment. Lunch and morning tea are provided. An interactive one day workshop.

How to register

To register for a place at one of our Experience Ara offerings, please select register below for the date you wish to attend and complete the registration form.

Many Experience Ara offerings are available on request. Contact discuss alternative options or questions you may have.

Upcoming dates

  • 16 July
    City campus
    09:00 am – 04:00 pm 
  • CLICK HERE For more information and to register

PIHMS Career Week

This email is to let you know about PIHMS up and coming Career Week opportunity for students interested in finding out about a career in Tourism, Hotel or Hospitality Management. Our Career Week is from 9-12 July 2019, first week of the July school holidays and it is only $99 for any student that attends from the South Island!!


I would appreciate it greatly if you can pass this Career Week opportunity onto any interested student about a career in Tourism, Hotel or Hospitality Management.


Tourism and Hospitality Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job


PIHMS specialises in Tourism, Hotel and Hospitality Management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of over $55,000 during the course.


Over the past 24 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 3300 young students through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.


Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a hotel:

·         Two sides of learning:

·         Practical training in our own PIHMS Hotel

·         Business/commerce based subjects


Paid Hotel employment throughout your study:

·         Two 6 month paid hotel internships (exclusive to PIHMS)

·         Paid employment in a top hotel around New Zealand or Australia – Experience a mini gap year while you study

·         Earn up to $55,000 during your study on a paid internship throughout your study


Positive graduate outcomes:

·         96% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS

·         Get your dream tourism, hotel or hospitality job


A qualification that helps you have a great career:

·         83 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating

·         59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)

·         The only provider in New Zealand where students graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work experience


PIHMS graduates have great careers and lifestyles earning good $$$

There are loads of different career pathways in NZ and all around the globe

·         Hotel Management

·         Event management

·         Marketing

·         Human resources

·         Revenue management

·         Run your own restaurant / Business

·         Food and beverage management / Front office management

·         Or maybe you want to make the best coffee anywhere in the world from Dunedin to Hawaii! – For general information about PIHMS’s tourism, hotel and hospitality management diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!



PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:

* Have a willingness to learn through training and working

* Have an interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management

* Are looking for a life-changing experience

* Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students only



Career Week –   


Next career week 9-12 July 2019 (1st week of July school holidays)


·         PIHMS career week provides any student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies


·         Get first-hand hand tips and information about the hospitality and tourism industry and find out how PIHMS works


·         $99 per person – Everything is included – Accommodation, all meals & beverages and scheduled activities


·         All students attending need to be motivated about considering PIHMS as an option for tertiary study


·         Places are limited as we only have a limited number of rooms available for accommodation – So apply asap to avoid missing out – Register for Career Week here!



New application process for Career Week:


·         Due to the popularity of our career week we are now implementing an informal application process as we only have 50-70 places available each career week

·         To ensure that keen students don’t miss out, we need to check that all students attending career week are motivated about finding out about how PIHMS works and a career in hospitality and tourism

·         Once interested students apply for our career week online at, we will ask for the schools support to check the students have a genuine interest



Please help spread the word



Thank you very much


PIHMS Student Recruitment Team


Andrew, Anita, Angie and Michelle



Freephone 0800 100 331

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Music Arts For A Day

Music Arts For A Day

Image of student playing the trumpet

Experience what it’s like to study music full-time at Ara Music Arts. Take a tour of the school and meet tutors and students and talk to current students and our passionate tutors.

This offering is for year 11, 12 and 13 students only.

How to register

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

If you plan on attending this Experience please ensure that your parent/guardian emails the school to let us know you will be absent.

Many Experience Ara offerings are available on request. Contact discuss alternative options or questions you may have.

NZ Defence Force information session

If you are considering a career in the New Zealand Defence Force or would like to know more about the career options we offer then come along to our free information night. Careers staff and service personnel will be present to discuss your options and interests. Parents, caregivers, friends & teachers are all welcome.


CLICK HERE for more information.

University of Otago Law presentation

University of Otago, – Faculty of Law Career Event


Fantastic opportunity to hear about what future pathways are available to students studying Law. This presentation is worth attending if you are considering studying Law even if you are not thinking of going to Dunedin.

Christchurch Hospital – Beaven Lecture Theatre

Monday, 10 June Christchurch 7:00pm – 9:00pm

There is also a sign up link for students who are interested in attending or who want more information about Law at Otago (


Ace of Trades Evening

Get an overview of all the Trades at Ara, check out our workshops and see the masters at work. Learn what it takes to be a builder, plumber, welder, panel beater, electrician and much more. Bring your family, whānau and friends. All welcome.

Ace of Trades Careers Evening
Christchurch – Woolston campus
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm 


CLICK HERE for more information and to register

Competenz Engineering and Manufacturing SpeedMeet

You can meet employers with real jobs!

Competenz has a great opportunity for you to meet engineering and manufacturing employers at SouthMACH, New Zealand’s largest technology trade show.

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

What is a SpeedMeet and how does it work?

It is kind of like speed interviewing for jobs. You will take part in a series of seven-minute interviews with employers who will ask you questions and find out what you’re interested in. These employers either have jobs available now or intend on hiring people in the near future. At the end of each interview, both the employers and you decide whether you’re keen to take the discussion further. If it’s a match, then Competenz put you both in touch, easy!

Who is SpeedMeet for?
SpeedMeet is for students and jobseekers who are ready and willing to start a career in engineering or manufacturing. You don’t need any work experience, just a good attitude and an interest in learning about a trade. You should come prepared to talk about yourself and the kind of work you’re interested in. You will get the chance to speak with leading employers about future career opportunities – and might even get a job out of it.