Our graduates have careers in a wide range of fields, both in New Zealand and overseas.

With opportunities to deepen specialist knowledge, enhance transferable skills and experience personal growth, postgraduate study can be an advantage for many careers.

Our graduates have gone on to roles such as:

  • Archaeologist with Clough & Associates
  • Director of the New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Senior Content & Publications Editor for the Auckland Arts Festival
  • Graduate Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Content Writer for Castleford Media


Find out where an Arts degree could take you in our Careers ebook.


Bernie Larsen

Bernie completed a Master of Arts in Anthropology and is now and Archaeologist with Clough & Associates.

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Research, evaluation and policy lead


Hector completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music conjoint and a Master of Arts in Māori Studies and now works as the Research, Evaluation and policy sead for Hāpai Te Hauora, a Māori public health provider.

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Development officer

Esther Jens

Esther completed a Master of Arts in Development Studies and now works as a development officer in the Sustainable Economic Development Division of the New Zealand Aid Programme within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Events and activation coordinator

Mikayla Journee

Mikayla completed a Master of Arts in Art History and now works as the events and activation coordinator at the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

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Strategy and stakeholder manager

Mara Bebich

Mara completed a Master of Arts in History and is now the strategy and stakeholder manager for the Infrastructure and Environmental Services directorate at Auckland Council.

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Paul Brobbel

Paul completed a Master of Arts in Ancient History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Museums and Cultural Heritage and is now the Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

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People and capability graduate

Daniel Haines

Daniel completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in History and Politics and International Relations and is now part of the Auckland Council graduate programme.

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Graduate policy analyst

Nayana Islam

Nayana completed a Master of Public Policy and is currently working as a graduate policy analyst at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Meet more of our graduates.