Information for Students

Want to spend a day with an inspirational woman working in the tech sector? Find out how to earn more than any other career in New Zealand? See how working in IT can be fun? Be a part of ShadowTech!

Spend a day with tech-oriented companies like Air New Zealand, BNZ, Orion Health, Spark and Xero, shadowing a women working in IT and get inside information on tech career opportunities.

Check out the highlights from 2017

Watch the highlights video and see who participated.

About ShadowTech

Shadow a woman working in Information Technology for the day and find out what the job is like, what a daily routine is, and what the benefits and challenges are.

“ShadowTech made me realise that there are a lot more different opportunities for IT jobs than I imagined. I never knew that some jobs exist! It isn’t scary and not as serious as I thought it would be. Spending the day with my mentor has made me a lot more interested in a career in IT.”   – ShadowTech 2017 Participant

  • Workplace tour
  • Team meetings
  • Client meetings
  • Sales and marketing discussions
  • Lunch with your mentor – a great time to ask about career paths and options

Join ShadowTech, meet a mentor and discover the wide range of tech careers available including:

  • Business analyst
  • Customer service
  • Mobile app developer
  • Project manager
  • Sales and marketing
  • Service desk engineer
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Tester
  • Website developer

Note. The terms ‘tech’ and ‘IT’ (Information Technology) have the same meaning, and relate to jobs in technology and computing.

The ShadowTech mentor scheme is for female students in years 9 – 11. Speak to your teacher to see if your school is participating in ShadowTech this year.

Your school will provide more details about the day and a link for your ShadowTech  registration, which will include you setting up a Youth Hub profile.  Then we will work to match you with a suitable mentor in your nearest main centre.

For schools wanting to get involved, contact us or get in touch with your local tertiary partner.

What is Youth Hub?

Youth Hub is a free online platform, endorsed by the Ministry of Youth Development, to empower young people and to bridge the gap between education and employment.

NZTech have teamed up with Youth Hub to create an easy and interactive way for students to register for ShadowTech.

Your Youth Hub profile will be used to manage your involvement in ShadowTech, and can also be useful to continue connecting with those you meet on the day, build your personal brand, showcase your talents via pictures and videos, find connections and discover other opportunities in your local areas.

YouthHub logo

Career Ideas

The careers.govt.nz website has helpful tools to guide you with career planning, discovery and ideas. Checkout them out and get some career researching tips!

Future Careers Inspiration

Have a look at some articles and videos to find out about what’s happening in the tech sector and beyond.

An introduction to ShadowTech from Director Edwina Mistry

Hear from students who have attended ShadowTech