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Meet our student: Shimali Fernando

Shimali Fernando completed the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) in 2019 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.

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.

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

 

Preethi Nair
I wanted to get 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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