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Meet our student: Shimali Fernando

Shimali Fernando completed the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) and is now working as a Technical Consultant at Davanti Consulting. Shimali talks to us about her experience of the programme and how it helped with advancing her career.
Ramneek Kaur

Suchi Undevia
One of the standout aspects of Auckland ICT Graduate School is the strong connections it fosters with the wider New Zealand technology industry.

Yihao Wang

Jingyuan Zhang
Before joining the ICT Graduate School, I was in a construction company working as a project administrator. 

Yihao Wang

Yihao Wang
What I enjoyed most about the programme was that it was structured around hands-on practice. We also had the opportunity to build full-stack projects end to end. 

Ramneek Kaur

Ramneek Kaur
I chose MInfoTech to accelerate my career and improve my position in the IT sector in NZ.  My expectations were fulfilled when I secured an internship at Fidelity Life.  

George Wu
The microinternship definitely added to my first-hand experience of project management and system dynamics.  It gave me experience on how to work remotely in a group setting, and enhanced my soft skills.  

Zijan Mark Mo

Mark Mo
Mark’s MInfoTech degree enabled him to swap electrical engineering for a career in IT.   Following his internship he signed a contract with DS Consulting (NZ).

Yihao Wang

Sharath Bhopal
Before joining the ICT Graduate School, I studied Electronics and Communications Engineering.  The programme had a range of papers that prepared me to work with software. 

Manvi Madan
The thing that got me excited about the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) was the chance to gain exposure in an NZ based company through an internship.  

Alma Soriano
I am interested in leveraging technology to improve the way we do business, so when I received a scholarship from my employer, I decided to pursue a qualification.


Weijun Mao
I chose to study the MInfoTech because of the real workplace experience offered by the integrated internship.


Rose McColl
Rose’s first degree was a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Molecular Pathology, but she wanted to develop her interest in IT.


Gulnar Grover
Gulnar graduated with a conjoint Bachelor of Business Studies / Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Resource Management and Psychology.


Michael Potts
Michael comes from a very strong background in the Arts studies and a talent for opera singing.


Bryan Chen
Before I began my postgraduate study, I worked as a TV journalist on one of the Asian channels.


William Asiata
When I graduated with a BSc in Mathematics a few years ago I wasn’t really sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue.


Preethi Nair
I wanted a deeper understanding of emerging technologies, data science, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, all areas which will be leading the future of the IT industry.


Speed Networking Event connects Auckland ICT Graduate School students with industry leaders for internships

“The Speed Networking Event is a vital part of the Auckland ICT Graduate school, connecting students with Industry and creating opportunities for a Internship partnering. It is just one of the ways we connect with Industry,” says Cathy Forth, industry engagement manager at the graduate school.

ICT Grad School adopts AWS

Auckland ICT Graduate School has fully subscribed to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Academy as part of its ICT skills curriculum
“By 2025, we expect to have prepared over 500 extra people for the NZ ICT sector, and around 300 of them will have AWS certification as part of their preparation,” says Gillian Dobbie, director of the Auckland ICT Graduate School.

Computer Science Schools with world-class industry links

With innumerable job opportunities in this ever-expanding sector, choosing a career in ICT or Computer Science at a school with world class industry connections will put you ahead of the curve in the next generation of graduates.
Digital specialist says being tech-savvy is not enough to succeed in the ICT industry

People are in demand in New Zealand’s ICT industry – but these days it is no longer enough to have tech skills. So says Māori digital specialist Warren Williams, head of Digital Taniwha and a member of the advisory group for the Auckland ICT Graduate School which offers postgraduate programmes to develop smart, industry-ready professionals.

Viva and the University of Auckland celebrate women on the cutting edge of business success

There’s no denying Nuwanthie Samarakone is a bright spark. After graduating at the University of Auckland almost 10 years ago, Nuwanthie’s light bulb moment came when she thought to connect new graduates with organisations who were looking to reimagine their people strategies. And so ICE was born.
Students working as interns are proving a real asset to companies that take them on

Some businesses who want forward thinkers to help them develop are mining a rich new seam of talent – university student internships. They can not only help postgraduate students gain valuable experience in the workplace but can also provide significant advantages for the companies which take them on.