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Early 2017 – One evening a week for nine weeks

CO.STARTERS

We are looking for AUT alumni, staff, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to take part in the 9-week CO.STARTERS programme that will give you the necessary tools, insights and networks. The next cohort starts July 2017. Register your interest now at Costarters.co.nz to become a Co.Starters and take your idea further!

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1st Oct 2017 7:00pm-9:00pm

International alumni networking event in Jakarta

New Zealand education providers request the pleasure of your company for a networking evening hosted by Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson and Education New Zealand.

Dress code: business casual

RSVP: RSVP here by Wednesday, 20 September 2017

This invite is not valid for entrance to the event. You must fill in the RSVP form.

Add to Calendar 2017-10-01 19:00 2017-10-01 21:00 Pacific/Auckland International alumni networking event in Jakarta New Zealand education providers request the pleasure of your company for a networking evening hosted by Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson and Education New Zealand.Dress code: business casualRSVP: RSVP here by Wednesday, 20 September 2017This invite is not valid for entrance to the event. You must fill in the RSVP form. Auckland
TBC

Breakfast Club speaker series

AUT alumni are warmly invited to the Breakfast Club speaker events, that run every 2 months. Recent Breakfast Club speakers have included the founder of GrabOne Shane Bradley, ASB CEO Barbara Chapman, Ryman Healthcare CFO Gordon MacLeod, New Zealand Oil & Gas CEO Andrew Knight and Prime Minister Bill English.

Join the Breakfast Club on Facebook for details and events

Add to Calendar 2017-10-05 00:00 2017-10-05 00:00 Pacific/Auckland Breakfast Club speaker series AUT alumni are warmly invited to the Breakfast Club speaker events, that run every 2 months. Recent Breakfast Club speakers have included the founder of GrabOne Shane Bradley, ASB CEO Barbara Chapman, Ryman Healthcare CFO Gordon MacLeod, New Zealand Oil & Gas CEO Andrew Knight and Prime Minister Bill English.Join the Breakfast Club on Facebook for details and events Auckland
20th Oct 2017 6:30pm-9:30pm

International alumni event in Beijing

Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.

RSVP: By 6 Oct 2017

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.

Connect with us on WeChat: 9855353

Add to Calendar 2017-10-20 18:30 2017-10-20 21:30 Pacific/Auckland International alumni event in Beijing Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.RSVP: By 6 Oct 2017LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.Connect with us on WeChat: 9855353 Auckland
21st Oct 2017 5:00pm-8:00pm

International alumni event in Shanghai

Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.

RSVP: Email by 6 Oct 2017

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Connect with us on WeChat: 9855353

Add to Calendar 2017-10-21 17:00 2017-10-21 20:00 Pacific/Auckland International alumni event in Shanghai Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.RSVP: Email by 6 Oct 2017LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLEConnect with us on WeChat: 9855353 Auckland
November 2017

AUT Rookie Fashion Show

Rookie is the showcase of the future talent of the New Zealand fashion industry. The AUT Rookie graduate fashion show is one of the most prestigious fashion events on the Auckland calendar. The show features collections by a selection of our top final year students. We encourage design alumni to attend and celebrate with us the success of our talented fashion students.

Add to Calendar 2017-11-01 00:00 2017-11-01 00:00 Pacific/Auckland AUT Rookie Fashion Show Rookie is the showcase of the future talent of the New Zealand fashion industry. The AUT Rookie graduate fashion show is one of the most prestigious fashion events on the Auckland calendar. The show features collections by a selection of our top final year students. We encourage design alumni to attend and celebrate with us the success of our talented fashion students. Auckland
15th Nov 2017 - 18th Nov 2017

The Sports Thorax with Dr. Linda-Joy Lee

On this four day course, you will learn the manual skills and clinical reasoning framework of the Thoracic Ring Approach™ and ConnectTherapy™ to determine when the thorax is or is not the primary driver for pain or reduced performance during whole body movements. These skills provide the base to examine the thoracic rings across a wide variety of meaningful tasks. Specific thoracic ring treatment techniques developed by LJ will be practised, along with specific exercise prescription and program design for optimal neuromuscular control and loading of the thoracic rings.

Register for course on Dr LJ Lee website
Download course details (PDF)

Add to Calendar 2017-11-15 00:00 2017-11-18 00:00 Pacific/Auckland The Sports Thorax with Dr. Linda-Joy Lee On this four day course, you will learn the manual skills and clinical reasoning framework of the Thoracic Ring Approach™ and ConnectTherapy™ to determine when the thorax is or is not the primary driver for pain or reduced performance during whole body movements. These skills provide the base to examine the thoracic rings across a wide variety of meaningful tasks. Specific thoracic ring treatment techniques developed by LJ will be practised, along with specific exercise prescription and program design for optimal neuromuscular control and loading of the thoracic rings.Register for course on Dr LJ Lee website Download course details (PDF) Auckland
24th Nov 2017 11:28am - 27th Nov 2017 11:28am

Signs of Professionalism (New Zealand Sign Language)

A conference reflecting on the last 25 years of NZSL interpreting, teaching, and development.

More information will be released soon, but any enquiries can be directed to Susie Ovens, susie.ovens@aut.ac.nz.

This conference is a joint venture brought to you by AUT, NZSLTA, SLIANZ and Victoria University.

Add to Calendar 2017-11-24 11:28 2017-11-27 11:28 Pacific/Auckland Signs of Professionalism (New Zealand Sign Language) A conference reflecting on the last 25 years of NZSL interpreting, teaching, and development.More information will be released soon, but any enquiries can be directed to Susie Ovens, susie.ovens@aut.ac.nz.This conference is a joint venture brought to you by AUT, NZSLTA, SLIANZ and Victoria University. Auckland
22nd Sep 2017 9:30am-2:30pm

Ethnicity in the Workspace Summit

Navigating ethnicity in the world of work presents the opportunity for discussion that can rock the boat.

13th Sep 2017 3:00pm-4:30pm

Women in Leadership

The AUT Accounting Association club and the AUT Business Faculty are hosting an event specifically for young women interested in a career in Leadership.
13th Sep 2017 9:00am-12:00pm

Brand Strategy Masterclass

Project Connect presents Andy Cunningham, founder of Cunningham Collective. Starting in 1983 with Steve Jobs and the Macintosh personal computer, Andy has helped many of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs create categories, introduce new brands, and launch hundreds of products.

11th Sep 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm

Brand Strategy by Design

Project Connect presents Andy Cunningham, founder of Cunningham Collective. Starting in 1983 with Steve Jobs and the Macintosh personal computer, Andy has helped many of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs create categories, introduce new brands, and launch hundreds of products.

10th Aug 2017 6:00pm-8:30pm

International alumni event in Thailand

AUT is sponsoring a Thailand alumni and business networking event in Bangkok. We cordially invite you to take part in it.

Come and meet with AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International Nigel Hemmington, government officials , industry leaders, friends & guests!

Don't mix this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your network and  career opportunities.

RSVP via email by 31 July 2017

Limited spaces available

8th Aug 2017 6:00pm-8:30pm

International alumni event in Vietnam

AUT is sponsoring a Viet Nam alumni and business networking event in Ho Chi Minh  City. We cordially invite you to take part in it.

Come and meet with AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International Nigel Hemmington, New Zealand ambassador  to Vietnam Ms Wendy Matthews, government officials , industry leaders, friends & guests!

Don't mix this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your network and  career opportunities.

RSVP via email by 31 July 2017

Limited spaces available

26th Jul 2017 11:00am-2:00pm

AUT ICT and Engineering Careers Fair

Current students and alumni are invited to the AUT ICT and Engineering careers fair on Wednesday July 26.

We have an inspiring line-up of employers attending to showcase their businesses and recruit talented students. They may be offering part-time, summer internships, and graduate programmes. Take the opportunity to network with potential employers in your chosen field.

6th Jul 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm

Get Cut Through

Get Cut Through - Job Seeker Digital Brand Seminar

Come along to our event on Thursday 6 July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm in Room WF 710, AUT City Campus, and hear Matt Pontin (General Manager of Drake New Zealand) and Mark Sumner (Recruitment Manager at Fletcher Building) talk about the winning formula for creating the CV that surpasses all other applicants, and get the exclusive inside scoop on what really matters when building your digital brand

1st Jul 2017 7:30pm-9:30pm

Think Inc. Present – An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall

Two free A -reserve tickets especially offered for alumni. Please email us at alumni@aut.ac.nz. First come, first served.

Dr Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace returns to New Zealand to discuss hope for the natural world in challenging times.

Think Inc., alongside the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT and Loop, are excited to announce the arrival of Dr Jane Goodall to New Zealand this year as part of Tomorrow & Beyond Tour.

28th Jun 2017 6:00pm-8:30pm

Refactor 2017

It's Refactor time again! There is an awesome line-up to warm up the winter blues, with speakers Katherine Barrow from Pixel Fusion, Bridget Beh from Serato and AUT's very own Dr Rhema Vaithianathan.

The event is presented in conjunction with sponsors AUT, Pushpay, Microsoft, and Catalyst.

22nd Jun 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm

Wine Tasting and Networking Event for MBA Alumni

Please join us for an evening of fine wine and even finer conversations with your MBA alumni cohort. Dhall and Nash (dnfinewine.com) are hosting the wine tasting. They provide unique rare wines to the premium hospitality sector in NZ, so expect your taste buds to be impressed!

The CEO of Dhall and Nash, Puneet Dhall will be the host for the night.  Puneet really brings you on a journey as he explains the history of the winemakers and the heritage of the wine – so prepare to be entertained!  After a stint in the Cellar at Sacred Hill, he spent several years as a merchant in London working at ‘Fine and Rare Wines’ – a foremost wine brokerage firm with an international clientele.  We will have the chance to buy the wines he presents on the night at discounted prices.

This event is limited to 50 people on a first in basis and limited to MBA Alumni and a maximum of one business guest.  Please RSVP to by confirming your attendance on AUTConnect, or emailing Sagar Verma (vee.sagz@gmail.com).

21st Jun 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm

Friends of Human Rights

Professor Judy McGregor and Dr Jane Verbitsky invite you to Friends of Human Rights Launch

  • Launch of a new network of AUT human rights students
  • Update on youth homelessness project
  • Launch of a new book on human dignity
  • Possible guest speaker on human rights and the internet (Deputy Chief Privacy Commissioner)

Friends of Human Rights is the new AUT alumni network for Master of Human Rights students, alumni and members of the wider human rights community interested in contemporary social justice issues.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

RSVP to Stevie at stevie.davis-tana@aut.ac.nz by 16 June 2017.

21st Jun 2017 4:00pm-6:30pm

Kea Inspire

Kea Inspire 2017

Inspiring a global future for the next generation of NZ leaders

Two free tickets especially offered to alumni. Please email us at alumni@aut.ac.nz. First come, first served.

Now in its sixth year, Kea Inspire returns to bring Auckland’s entrepreneurial and innovation communities the inspiring stories of world-leading Kiwis from around the globe showcasing the power of New Zealand’s borderless nation.

Be inspired by the personal stories of triumph and lessons learned from leaders in sustainability, cyber intelligence and threats, contemporary artists and more.

This year we welcome Dr Privahini Bradoo, Ian Wright, Jonty Kelt, Sir Rob Fenwick KNZM KStJ, Maru Nihoniho and Brylee Mills as guest speakers to the event, which will be MC'd by multi-platinum selling international recording artist and entrepreneur Geoff Sewell.

Early 2017 – One evening a week for nine weeks

CO.STARTERS

We are looking for AUT alumni, staff, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to take part in the 9-week CO.STARTERS programme that will give you the necessary tools, insights and networks. The next cohort starts July 2017. Register your interest now at Costarters.co.nz to become a Co.Starters and take your idea further!

1st Jun 2017 5:30pm

Garage Ventures' BILL REICHERT

The Project presents two exclusive events with Bill Reichert - a three hour morning Masterclass on Thursday, 25th May and an evening Keynote on Thursday, 1st June. Bill is in Auckland as AUT's inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence and has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and Silicon Valley insider. Since co-founding Garage Ventures in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

Keynote
Thu 1 June 5:30-7:30pm
21st Century Entrepreneurship

The international ecosystem supporting innovation and entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in just the last ten years. As the global hub of venture capital and entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley has also changed. In this session, Bill Reichert, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, will outline the key changes that entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers need to understand to be successful in this new world.

25th May 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm

MBA alumni learn the value of telling stories when doing business

AUT's MBA alumni learnt how to employ communication skills to create a strong and lasting presence in the workplace, at a recent networking event. Guest speaker Maggie Eyre, the Director of Fresh Eyre, a niche training company that specialises in teaching presentation and media skills, gave her top tips on how to create presence at work, particularly when giving speeches.

Hosted by the Business School and the Alumni team, the event also provided alumni with a key opportunity to network, something AUT's MBA alumni have cited as a high priority.

Ken Lee, Director MBA and Professional Masters said: "We want to help our alumni update their industry knowledge, grow their life experience and improve on their personal and professional skills. A workshop with Maggie, who offers expert advice on communication skills in the workplace, is one of the ways in which we can do this."​

"Our graduates are our ambassadors so holding dedicated events also helps maintain that sense of connection to AUT," Sam Mickell, Director of Alumni Relations added.

Maggie's top tips - creating presence

"Stories are gold and are nearly always the most memorable part of a speech. Be confident telling them, use your own language and bring them to life. If the audience can relate to your stories, they will connect with you," Maggie said.

Here are some of Maggie's tips to create presence when giving a speech.

  • Research your audience - who are they, what are they interested in.
  • Isolate your over-arching message - the 3-5 points you want to make to put it across, and the stories, anecdotes, and memorable statistics you will use to illustrate it.
  • Develop a powerful, memorable, opening & closing - supported by a coherent structure.
  • Write your speech to be spoken, not read - use plain English, words and phrases that paint a picture, evoke a feeling or a memory. Dump the jargon!
  • Warm up - walk, sing, dance, breathe and/or run through some basic exercises to focus your mind and body before you speak.
  • Believe in yourself - the audience will believe you if you show them you're confident and comfortable in front of them. Be positive. Affirm yourself.
  • Body language - remember, good posture, smile, make eye contact with all sections of your audience, and use gestures.
  • Voice - vary your pitch and pace, emphasize key words, pause and breath.
  • First impressions count - clothing has a language and is a key part of your message.
  • Connect with your audience - ask them questions, give them a short inter-active exercise to demonstrate a point.
  • Rehearse - practice in front of a mirror, present to your team or someone you trust who will give you constructive feedback.
  • Power Point can be deadly - use PowerPoint to add visual impact to what you're saying or highlight, substantiate or make explicit key parts of your presentation.
  • Review every performance and become a student of your own game.

14th Mar 2017 - 15th Mar 2017

Better By Design CEO Summit

Better By Design CEO Summit is a two-day, inspirational design conference that explores how design can be implemented into any business. The conference brings together international guest speakers, thinkers and innovators, alongside top New Zealand professionals from the largest and most innovative companies. AUT is a principal sponsor and would encourage alumni to attend the event with us.

16th Dec 2016

Vietnam alumni Christmas function

With over 75,000 alumni spread around the world, the reach and influence of AUT’s alumni is growing rapidly. None more so than in Vietnam, where AUT has alumni at the highest ranks of government, the private sector, and sustainability. On the 16th of December 2016, a group of  AUT Alumni in Vietnam were brought together to celebrate another successful year.

9th Dec 2016

Seddon Memorial Technical College annual event

More than 60 of our oldest alumni recently came together for the annual Seddon Memorial Technical College morning tea, hosted by the AUT alumni office. This event offers our Seddon alumni the opportunity to reconnect with their old classmates and reminisce about their time at the Technical College.

2nd Dec 2016

MBA Alumni End of Year Function

The alumni department and the MBA office hosted an exclusive networking event this month for over 50 prominent MBA and MPA alumni at the Auckland Art Gallery. The event also saw the launch of a digital alumni platform for this group.

Alumni events

1st Oct 2017 7:00pm - 1st Oct 2017 9:00pm
International alumni networking event in Jakarta

International alumni networking event in Jakarta

New Zealand education providers request the pleasure of your company for a networking evening hosted by Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson and Education New Zealand.

Dress code: business casual

RSVP: RSVP here by Wednesday, 20 September 2017

This invite is not valid for entrance to the event. You must fill in the RSVP form.

21st Oct 2017 5:00pm - 21st Oct 2017 8:00pm
International alumni event in Shanghai

International alumni event in Shanghai

Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.

RSVP: Email by 6 Oct 2017

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Connect with us on WeChat: 9855353

20th Oct 2017 6:30pm - 20th Oct 2017 9:30pm
International alumni event in Beijing

International alumni event in Beijing

Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.

RSVP: By 6 Oct 2017

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.

Connect with us on WeChat: 9855353

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