Working with industry

Unitec believes that when students work with industry professionals they learn hands-on what it’s like in the work force, and can learn the skills to excel when they find a job. Our teaching approach of Think.Do combines with this industry learning to instill innovative thinking along with a proactive approach to work. Below are a few articles covering how our students have been working with industry and how well they’ve been doing.

If you’re interested in how your business may be able to work with Unitec and our students, you can find more information around helping our students to get work ready:

Learning in action

Creating the flavour of Unitec

We gave students the task to devise a promotion and recruitment campaign for Unitec itself - here's what they came up with.

Delivering the future of marketing

For Graduate Diploma of Business (Marketing) student Carl Albert Villaluz, Facebook plays an important role in 'Learning in Action'.

Explore our students' industry work

Waiheke Gateway Pavilion Wins Architecture Award

The Waiheke Gateway Pavilion designed by Stevens Lawson Architects and built with the assistance of students.

Like a duck to water

Student Andrew Long went on work experience with the engineering and design consultancy Harrison Grierson.

The mark of a master is the work of the student

Every year, Sir Ray Avery takes on Unitec students like Mike Czarny to help with projects and mentor them in return.

Students add value to neo-natal incubator

Students from Unitec’s Bachelor of Creative Enterprise applied their design to create the next iteration of Medicine Mondiale’s LifePod neonatal incubator.

Giving premature babies the best shot at life

Unitec’s Creative Industries student, Mike Czarny is making a real difference to the lives of premature babies. Mike is working with the world-famous inventor, Sir Ray Avery, on The Life Pod.

Building The Grand Pavilion

Rohini Contractor was still a student when she volunteered to help in Sculpture on the Gulf 2017.

Sculpture on the Gulf

Designed by Stephens Lawson Architects, the 16-metre structure was built by students from Architecture, Construction and Engineering.

The magic of students supporting students

There's a common belief that higher education is an individual's game, but that may not be the case.

He ringa āwhina ki ngā take mōrearea ā-whare

The housing crisis in Auckland is a big talking point at the moment. So what are our students doing to help?

Tackling the housing crisis head-on

Student Andrew Long was the lead engineer for the detailed design and construction observation of the stormwater/wastewater at Hobsonville Point. 

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