Emerging Professional at Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Zain knew at high school that he wanted to study Commerce and decided to focus on what he enjoyed studying when choosing his majors.
Programme: Bachelor of Commerce
Subjects: Accounting and Commercial Law
“It wasn’t until I finished my first year of uni that I decided on my majors. I enjoyed subjects that dealt with numbers, so Accounting was a natural first choice. I decided to major in Commercial Law as it was the course I really enjoyed in my first year.
"The Emerging Professionals Graduate Programme at Waka Kotahi is structured a little differently to other programmes: you move between three teams in the first two years. I’m currently in the procurement team, which I chose as it aligns with my Commercial Law studies. We provide advice, support and guidance for all types of procurement activities, not just infrastructure.
I took advantage of several networking events and career support opportunities at the Business School.
"The networking events gave me a good understanding of different firms in the New Zealand business community, and the CV clinics helped me to adjust my CV to make it more effective.