Medical and Health Sciences

Bhavya is a Bachelor of Health Sciences graduate. She has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. She is now employed as a business analyst/evaluation officer.

A programme that highlights broad issues

“Initially, I wanted to work as a clinical professional. But my degree highlighted broad issues across the public sector – and showed how these manifest as health inequities. I decided I wanted to make an impact on a systemic level.”

“In my third year, I did an internship focusing on procurement for DHBs nationally. This was a foundation for my career. It gave me insight into the commercial and contract management aspects of the health sector. I also developed skills in data analysis and stakeholder management. These complimented the big-picuture thinking I was developing in my studies.”

In my third year, I did an internship focusing on procurement for DHBs nationally. This was a foundation for my career.

A rich social and academic environment

“It was invaluable to mix with passionate, driven students who challenge my thinking. I learnt about professional areas I didn’t know existed, and explored what different career paths might look like. I also regularly attended the School of Population Health’s careers evenings.

“The knowledge and skills I gained allow me to think creatively and identify the root causes of complex issues. Having these types of conversation as a graduate looking for work meant I’ve connected with employers – and demonstrated that I could add value to their organisation.”