Graduate stories

Our graduates share stories on their chosen professional paths and how studying at the Faculty of Engineering has been integral to their success.

After his PhD, Tūmanako found a path where he can continue to inspire a greater awareness of Te Ao Māori.

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John stays in touch with the Engineering alumni community through his role with the AUEA.

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As a sustainability-focused engineer, Kyle is following a lecturer’s mantra of “making change from the ground up”.

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Bowen still sees himself as an engineer in spite of the slight disconnections between his education and career path.

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Sherry has always enjoyed analysing problems and working with computers.

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The flexibility of an Engineering degree and the ability to try different things helped Emily find a niche she enjoys.

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Michael Rasmussen at Hampton Downs.

Michael's time with the Formula SAE team prepared him for a career following his passion for motorsport.

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Penelope’s pathway is determined by the open-ended variety she sees in engineering.

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Cara Berghan has always approached Engineering with the aim of pursuing all opportunities that were presented to her.

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Kat uses her Master of Disaster Management to help build global disaster resilience.

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Oliver grew a passion for sustainability during his degree that continues to develop in his work.

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Before he even sat down for his first lecture, Chester Booker was sure he wanted to specialise in Software Engineering.

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Lavannya Iliger

Lavannya Iliger saw the Master of Engineering Studies as a chance to grow her management expertise.

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Tommy says a degree from the University of Auckland is an awesome springboard to launch a career.

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Correy's experience as an engineering student inspired him to engage with outreach activities for those in his position.

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Sifa Pole found a role that allows him to learn about Engineering’s wider context while growing his career.

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Alex's Master of Energy gave him a thorough knowledge of geothermal energy that's fundamental to his current role.

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Eryn is motivated to focus on developing new techniques for forensic research, consequently helping make the world a safer place.

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The Master of Engineering Management gave Ryan the technical and commercial know-how to succeed.

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Havea Pamaka has an admirable goal: to make a difference in his home country of Tonga.

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Ivan found the Master of Engineering Studies invaluable to his job at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

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Karen chose a route that gives her various opportunities to make an impact on people’s lives.

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Neil wanted a flexible degree that wouldn't restrict him to a certain field or job so he chose a Master of Operations Research.

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With top researcher input and unique facilities, Gordon considers his PhD to be an exceptional experience.

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