When Michelle Thomson graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Health Sciences conjoint, she pursued a diverse and exciting career path.
“I knew that I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, but that I didn’t want to be a doctor.
“My Commerce and Health Sciences conjoint gave me an insight into two separate worlds. This enabled me to gain knowledge I needed for the diverse and exciting career that I am currently pursuing.
“After I completed my BCom/BHSc I initially worked at Auckland District Health Board as a Project Manager in Digital Innovation. I worked across many different projects, from researching process efficiency for community nurses to implementing virtual reality to distract and prepare children at Starship.
I leverage my health systems knowledge whenever I work on healthcare engagement, and this is when I am at my best.
“I left Auckland DHB in October of last year, travelled for 5 months, and started working in Strategy and Operations Consulting at Deloitte in February of this year. Since then I have worked not only in health projects, but across diverse industries and strategic projects. I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the smartest and most brilliant people I have ever met.
“My Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Health Sciences conjoint helped me develop many of the skills I employ on a day-to-day basis at Deloitte. I leverage my health systems knowledge whenever I work on healthcare engagement, and this is when I am at my best. Time management and the ability to deliver great work to a high standard are also crucial skills that I developed through my studies.”