Empowering career pathways for Pasifika students & graduates
Developing our Pasifika talent to thrive, being grounded in their roots as they navigate their path to a successful career. Collaborating with our industry business partners to ensure we have a more inclusive and innovative Aotearoa.
Make your mark in this world
Niu Pathways offers empowering career pathways for Pasifika students and graduates. Our goal is to see community-minded young professionals transform the local landscape of work. Our programme will develop our Pasifika talent to thrive, being grounded in their roots as they navigate their path to a successful career. Collaborating with our industry business partners to ensure we have a more inclusive and innovative Aotearoa.
Through joining Niu Pathways, you’ll be gaining access to:
Strength & Career Mapping Talanoa
Onboarding and access to an online community with your peers and networking across the ICE (Inspire, Create & Engage) student community
Ongoing professional development workshops
Job readiness support including things like CV and Interview Preparation support
Access to an employer network with jobs from across various sectors such as; IT, Marketing, Law, Health, Engineering etc.
As a collective, our students will be empowered to develop together, supporting their village, Anau/Famili/Aiga and transforming world of work.
Why 'Niu' pathways?
The word Niu (pronounced 'new') has the same shared meaning and translation across all the pacific languages: coconut. It unites the Pasifika cultures whilst celebrating their uniqueness.
From its creation, the initial stages of niu are soft and fragile. We liken our Pasifika students' progress to be similar transitioning from high school to further education or the workforce are also new and fresh.
As the niu grows, the shell and flesh harden and can be transformed from a food source to a beauty product, versatile in its purpose. Our Pasifika students' similarly develop a versatile toolkit of skills applicable to a range of purposes.
When the niu sprouts and becomes a coconut tree, its strength and stature continue to support its village and community. Our Pasifika students will be equipped to make their mark in the world and strive for successful careers. The niu never grows alone, it is always surrounded by other niu.
Join our village
To be eligible for Niu Pathways, you must:
Identify as Pacific ethnicity
Be studying in tertiary or have recently completed (up to 24 months) a tertiary qualification
Be eligible to live and work in New Zealand
Have great communication skills – both verbal and written
Be enthusiastic about their professional growth and keen to explore different career opportunities