Creative Arts and Industries
Charlie is a Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) graduate. He is currently employed as a resource consent planner at Auckland Council.
A broad understanding
“Being a good planner requires a broad understanding so you can work with specialists in other fields and make fully-informed decisions. I soon learned the importance of history, economics, social sciences, law, community engagement, policy, engineering, architectural drawing and computer modelling.”
Being a good planner requires a broad understanding so you can work with specialists in other fields and make fully-informed decisions.
Gearing up for professional life
“My studies at Auckland were always geared towards professional life. We had a dedicated studio space that mimicked a professional, collaborative working environment.
“There were many networking opportunities, including career evenings and the annual prize-giving. Representatives of many leading businesses shared how they were making our city a better place. It was a great way to see diverse career opportunities. I’m still in contact with many of my lecturers to share the latest industry knowledge.”