Otago tertiary students collectively earned more than $8
million last year through Student Job Search, the organisation
Information it released this week showed Otago students
earned $8,051,814 in 2012, a 15% increase on the 2011 figure
Research by the Otago University Students Association (OUSA)
suggested there had been an increase in the number of
students using Student Job Search, from 69% in 2010 to 76%
OUSA president Francisco Hernandez said it was encouraging
students were able to earn more money.
''We are absolutely rapt with the news that Student Job
Search has helped our students earn so much more.
''With government support becoming tougher for students to
gain every year, any extra money they can earn is really
important,'' he said.
Student Job Search said a slowing labour market in 2012
resulted in a decrease in placements, but those who found
work through the service earned 22% more on average per
placement than in 2011.
Mr Hernandez said the OUSA had worked with Student Job Search
to improve on-campus promotion, social media exposure and
kiosks in offices to ensure students were able to access jobs