Career-boosting Hilti internship awarded to Engineering student

Part III Engineering student Tony Wang will start his final year of undergraduate study with an internship at Hilti New Zealand.

Tony specialises in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and has already had the chance to perform tests on Hilti products in a research environment. After talking to Hilti New Zealand Codes and Approval Manager Jerry Ma at an industry evening earlier this year, he learned about the opportunity to intern with the company.

Tony has been named on the Dean's Honours list in previous years, and is excited about how working with Hilti could benefit him as a budding engineer.

“I believe that real-life experience in Engineering and Project Management could greatly help me with my understanding of the industry, while it would also give me a good chance to revise and better understand the academic knowledge I've learnt so far,'' he said.

“I'm most looking forward to learning real-life skills and meeting new people with fantastic ideas.”

Hilti New Zealand has been a long-term member of the Nemarket Innovation Precinct (NIP), and this is just another example of the company engaging with the staff and students here. The company has ongoing research relationships with senior members of our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in particular, and has previously held careers workshops to explain the various pathways students could take if they were interested in working for the company.

We look forward to catching up with Tony in the new year to find out what he learned from his internship.