Digital Marketing Coordinator at Xero
Building on her arts and commerce background, Nicole Verano graduated with a Master of Commerce in Marketing.
Career: Digital Marketing Coordinator
Programme: Master of Commerce
“During postgraduate studies, students work very closely with their lecturers. They got to know me, my skill set and interests quite well. With the support of the Department of Marketing, I was fortunate to gain relevant work experience, while my lecturers recommended job opportunities that were a good fit for me.”
“I chose the University of Auckland because of its international standing and its position as the highest-ranked university in New Zealand. The University’s international connections were an important facet for me as I knew I wanted to participate in an exchange programme. As a graduate, I know the University’s international reputation can help me professionally if I choose to work outside of New Zealand.
“After completing a conjoint degree in Arts and Commerce and choosing a major for my masters, Marketing was a clear and easy choice. The interdisciplinary nature of Marketing
allowed me to make use of the knowledge and skills I gained through both my conjoint degrees. My masters dissertation was about media entertainment. When researching and writing my dissertation, I was able to draw from my background in both Marketing and Media, Film and Television.
“My most memorable experience is with the business student organisation AIESEC. I gained transferrable skills that I use at work today and it’s where I met most of my university friends. When I participated in the 360 International exchange programme in the US, I was fortunate enough to attend an AIESEC conference in New York, where I met AIESEC members from North American universities such as Yale, Columbia and McGill.”