Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 21. 5th September 1973
Subject to vacancies arising, arts graduates in most disciplines are placed in almost every department. The work they do is usually of an advisory, investigating, research or clerical nature (the latter not to be confused with filing, typing or sorting invoices!). The emphasis in the selection of any arts graduate is placed on his or her ability to assess proposals and problems intelligently, and to be able to write clearly and coherently. The majority of positions occur in Wellington at Head Office level and it is rare for appointments to be made in Christ -church, Dunedin or Auckland.
For some careers, majors in specific subjects are required, (e.g. vocational guidance, town planning).