I originally wanted to go straight into the workforce so I could earn money and travel. But a teacher encouraged me to continue with my maths so here I am! Civil engineering is a great way to have a well-paying job that can still take me all over the world.
I'd love to go to Africa. I've always wanted to visit and as an engineer you can make a big difference over there.
100%. Engineering at UC has such a big name. There are so many different fields, from mechatronics to chemical to civil. You definitely have to put in the work, but it's such a reputable university. There are graduates all over the world and it's a recognised name in the workforce.
It is. I'm a Pacifica/Māori student so I get support from the Pacific and Māori Development Teams as well. They offer a lot of resources and as many tutorials as I want to go to.
It's like having a second family. When I moved down from Wellington I didn't know anyone but I've been welcomed and looked after. I've been a mentor in return, checking in with students and making sure they're getting on all right. I really enjoy helping people – and it looks good on your CV too!
"I've gained so much independence, it's prepared me for the real world and I've had a lot of fun along the way."
I'm on the Ensoc exec, that's the engineering society. It's extremely fun and great for making friends. I'm the sports officer so I look after all the sporting events and social tournaments. Lawn bowls is always a good time!
I've enjoyed everything, but a highlight was being in the halls first year. You get chucked in with everyone and it's extremely easy to make friends. I've loved being a UC student. I've had to grow up extremely fast but it's been amazing. I've gained so much independence, it's prepared me for the real world and I've had a lot of fun along the way.