Rachel Chandra Selvan

  • Rachel Chandra Selvan

JOB: Web Developer / Tester for www.nzherald.co.nz

QUALIFICATION: Master of Computing and Postgraduate Diploma in Computing 

"After working as a programme analyst in India for three years I wanted to enhance my career and study abroad. I fell in love with the beautiful green Unitec campus, and because the postgraduate computing classes were at the weekends, it was convenient to manage work and family. Unitec has amazing lecturers who teach what is relevant and in demand in the current IT market. They are also approachable and quick to respond if you need help.

One of my greatest achievements was being offered a scholarship to complete my masters. Now I work for the best online news website in New Zealand and I love my job. I get to develop new features and modules, and ensure we release products with the best user experience. The papers I studied at Unitec taught me a lot about the ins and outs of developing and maintaining a website, as well as the software development lifecycle and how businesses can leverage the Internet. I'm looking forward to gaining more knowledge in software development and new technologies, and the challenges my role will bring."