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A business built on love

When Kirsten Unger and partner Dave Harris started an organic bakery, she signed up for Unitec’s Bachelor of Business. Fast forward 20 years and Bakeworks is one of New Zealand’s...

Growing New Zealand’s cybersecurity talent

The partnership between Spark and Unitec helped increase the pool of cybersecurity talent in New Zealand. We spoke to Spark’s Security Awareness & Operations Planning Chapter Lead, Carl Ling, about...

A bold career move from hospitality to construction

After moving to New Zealand from France in 2008, Clément Richer (middle) worked in hospitality for five years before deciding to go down the very Kiwi path of ‘becoming a...

Forging a path in local government

In 1998, Shelley Wharton (nee Renkema) decided to make a career change and signed up for Unitec’s Environmental Engineering degree. Now Infrastructure Programmes Department Manager at Whangārei District Council and...

Following her heart

After moving from China in 2013, Ciao Chen studied Event Communications at Unitec. It not only gave her an understanding of the New Zealand market, but the confidence to follow...

Finding her way as an international student amidst Covid

Jhanvi Barot moved to New Zealand from India in 2017 to study a Bachelor of Business (Management) at Unitec. Now working at Gilmours, the wholesale arm of Foodstuffs, she tells...

Flying the flag for women in IT

Amnah Sahi, Systems Administrator at Traverse Technologies in Melbourne, is a firm advocate for encouraging more females to get into the IT industry

A career with endless opportunities

Yaser Shakib completed a Bachelor of Engineering Technology and a Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) at Unitec. Now a Civil Engineer at engineering firm Maven, he says his studies helped him...
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