What are you currently doing? What’s a regular day like for you?
Currently, I’m studying on exchange for a semester at Kings College London so I’m getting a bit of a taster of the big, bustling city life!
Outside of my academic studies, I’ve found a real enjoyment for doing business case competitions. Last year, as an executive committee member of the Management Consulting Club, I ran a national Business & IT Challenge that gained participation of over 200 tertiary students across New Zealand. I’ve also led teams to take out first place in multiple university-wide competitions in areas such as marketing for Contiki; introducing electric vehicles into New Zealand; and using technology in conservation.
I’ve been in a few all female teams too, some of which have been very successful. To me, this shows that young women can be so powerful when we put our minds together. I love that we can bring a very unique mindset to the table.
How did your experience at EGGS help you prepare for university?
EGGS taught me to take opportunities. It set me up with life-long friends, and I know that I had teachers who cared about me. Through the awesome community I was surrounded by, I developed a love for learning.
More specifically, when I was in year 13 my digital technology teacher, Ms Anderson, encouraged me to do a stage one computer science course at the University of Auckland. Alongside my studies at school, I was going to evening labs or tutorials at the University and watching lectures online. Through this I was able to get a taster of what university life would be like. It helped me to solidify what I wanted to study as one of my majors now is computer science. I will always be grateful to Ms Anderson and to EGGS for supporting and funding that experience. It pushed me out of my comfort zone at the time but it was so worthwhile.
What advice do you have for current students?
I know it sounds cheesy, but take every opportunity that you can! High school is the best time to get involved with co-curricular activities. Over the five years, you really get a chance to discover your passions and your strengths. Now that I’m at university, I realise that I had a lot more free time on my hands back in high school, so definitely make use of it.
If you had it to do all over again, what would you do differently?
Honestly, I wouldn’t really change too much. Whenever I think about EGGS, I always think of the absolutely incredible time I spent there and the awesome sisterhood I was a part of and still am a part of. I feel so much school pride that it makes me think ‘I did it right, and don’t feel the need to have to change a thing!’
Describe EGGS in 5 words.
Girls who do life together.