Students benefit from transition to work initiatives
18 February 2019
Accounting software provider MYOB has taken steps to enhance students’ work experience, by running a number of initiatives, in conjunction with the University.
Transitioning into the workforce following the completion of tertiary study is not always as straight forward as many students hope.
Real life on the job experience is often what is missing from graduates’ CVs and this is where proactive employers can make a world of difference.
For final-year Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science conjoint degree student Keddy Shen, taking advantage of MYOB events has allowed him to learn more about the industry, its culture, and form valuable connections, something that can’t always be gained through standard University experience alone.
Shen’s participation in Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the accounting, finance and information systems student club at the University of Auckland, presented him with an opportunity to tour a MYOB office in 2017.
Since then, Shen has participated in multiple MYOB Hackdays as well as collaborating on specific events run in conjunction with MYOB and BAP.
This in turn led to a MYOB internship for Shen as a developer.
The CV I submitted mentioned one of the MYOB Hackdays that I attended, and the experience I had gained by taking part in that.
“The CV I submitted mentioned one of the MYOB Hackdays that I attended, and the experience I had gained by taking part in that,” he says.
New Zealand is a small place, but by interacting with corporations like MYOB through various events and projects, ongoing development and help can give students the extra knowledge and skills needed to secure a career in their preferred field.
Miranda Playfair | Media Adviser
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