10 Minute Lessons

10 Minute Lessons

Your education doesn’t need to end when your course does.


We’ve approached some of the best minds in the industry and asked them to talk about the things that they think matter most when it comes to career success.


Whether you’ve finished your course, or have only just begun it, these short lessons will teach you the invaluable knowledge gained by the people who had to learn it the hard way.

Dr Lorne Roberts – Finding Your Passion

Dr Lorne Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Animal Sciences at Unitec, discusses finding your passion, persuing it, and making sure that you’re getting the most out of it. He also talks about taking hundreds of blurry photos of local birds on his journey to find his passion.

Diane Crawford-Errington – Pathways into building your own business

Diane Crawford-Errington, President of ICNZB, talks about the 10 most important lessons she’s learnt from starting her own business, and how you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that new business owners fall into.

Shailan Patel – Adapting to Change

Shailan Patel, MYOB Education Manager NZ, talks about today’s fast moving world, and how adapting to change is critical to surviving and thriving in it. He also talks about MYOBs own journey of adaptation over the last 20 years.

Jane Bollard – Volunteering

Jane Bollard, Chief Executive of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, speaks about volunteering – finding the right volunteering work for you, getting the most out of it, and the practical skills that appeal to employers you can pick up along the way.