Meet our student: Shimali Fernando
One of the standout aspects of Auckland ICT Graduate School is the strong connections it fosters with the wider New Zealand technology industry.
Before joining the ICT Graduate School, I was in a construction company working as a project administrator.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
I chose to study the MInfoTech because of the real workplace experience offered by the integrated internship.
Rose’s first degree was a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Molecular Pathology, but she wanted to develop her interest in IT.
Michael comes from a very strong background in the Arts studies and a talent for opera singing.
Before I began my postgraduate study, I worked as a TV journalist on one of the Asian channels.
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.
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