Graduate profiles in Economics

Anna Caudwell

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
The business degree at Waikato involves so much group work which helps you learn how to work with others to achieve a common goal, rather than competing against others – I think this aligns really well with working in the real world.

David Dai

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
"Waikato Management School is the only business school in the country that gets third-year students competing in groups in a Case Competition, where you’re challenged to formulate a business strategy for a real-life company."

Taylor Hamlin

Bachelor of Laws
"The support from my lecturers has been great – I feel like Waikato is very collaborative and my tutors are very understanding of my extra-curricular activities and basketball in relation to my studies."

Kale Isaac

Bachelor of Laws
"The high calibre of academic programmes and lecturers was one of the primary reasons I chose to study here. Waikato is also very strong at promoting teamwork in a supportive environment."

Kiran Kaur

Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Teaching
"Going to Waikato helped me to not only find some great friends but also forge fantastic professional connections all of whom helped me make the decision to go into teaching after my Bachelors."

Alex Kravchenko

Master of Management Studies, PhD
"The technical and academic skills I learnt at Waikato I use every day. I first felt a bit humbled when I started [at the UN] as some interns came from Harvard, the London School of Economics, Oxford, but I was happy to realise that the education I received put me on an equal footing with them in terms of my ability to perform."

Angus Macdonald

Bachelor of Business Analysis
Angus Macdonald will be saying adiós to New Zealand and 'hola' to Mexico early next year.

Molly McGregor

Bachelor of Business, Certificate of University Preparation
"Go for it! CUP and the student advisors have strengthened my decision to attain a higher education. The support systems at Waikato University are there to help you so bring your passion, your drive and a willingness to learn."

Zaira Najam

"I chose Waikato for its quality education, world-class ranking, good faculties and supporting staff. When I got here I couldn’t believe how beautiful the campus was and how friendly the other students were. Life in New Zealand is so different. You can live your life to the fullest and I have meet so many friends here from New Zealand and all around the world."

Ruan Nunes

Ruan Nunes loves being able to work outdoors all summer as the manager of several kiwifruit orchards. He says his Bachelor of Management Studies degree from Waikato gave him the confidence to believe in himself and the decisions he makes.

Matthew Osborne

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
When he’s not focused on the financial markets, Matthew Osborne is enjoying the waves on Sydney’s northern beaches. The BMS(Hons) graduate works for the financial markets team at Westpac Institutional Bank, where his expertise in in foreign exchange (FX) derivatives.

Nick Robertson

"I enjoyed studying Economics at high school, so after taking ECON100, Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy, I was certain this was what I wanted to major in. It gave me the confidence and skills to deal with large amounts of data and to deliver insights through the analysis of numbers."

Nick Ross

Bachelor of Business Analysis
"While studying, I became interested in understanding the dynamics of business and the economy, and the more I learnt about it, the more I discovered how economics can be applied to so many facets of everyday life."

Bradley Sam

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
"“My exchange was one of the best parts of my university life. It’s been a positive discussion point in job interviews and has definitely helped me get to where I am today.”"

Aidan Sarikaya

Bachelor of Laws
"I chose to study at Waikato because I was offered the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship which was a big drawcard. There’s also a strong hockey hub in Hamilton with Midlands being based here, so I knew I would be getting good training sessions as well."

Xiao Ying

Bachelor of Business Analysis
"I enjoyed studying with the joint institute and would love to go back to New Zealand one day. My advice for all current ZUCC students is just to enjoy the experience and make the most of all opportunities!"