Graduate profiles in Economics

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.

Nick Ross

Bachelor of Business
Black Sticks hockey player Nick Ross credits the analytical and business skills he honed at Waikato Management School for securing a career at Fonterra that he enjoys so much.

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."

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.

Courtney Dick

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
"By going in-house, I have been able to utilise both my degrees. It’s nice to be part of the business process and strategic management, and I work with multiple teams including finance, creative, procurement and strategic."

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."

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."

David Dai

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
The future looks promising for David Dai, who’s landed a top role as a senior associate at BNZ Waikato – normally reserved for the best and brightest graduates after 12 months of intensive training.

Bradley Sam

Bachelor of Laws with Honours, 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.”"

Kale Isaac

Bachelor of Business, 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."

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!"

Nathan Carrasco

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Nathan Carrasco feels grateful for the many opportunities he’s enjoyed as part of his management degree at Waikato. They include some incredible lecturers, a summer internship at the Commerce Commission in Wellington, and the WMS Case Competition. "I thought Waikato was the right place for me because it’s slightly smaller scale, so it’s really friendly and supportive. I liked the lecturers as well; their office was always open to have a chat.”

Angus Macdonald

Bachelor of Business
Angus Macdonald will be saying adiós to New Zealand and 'hola' to Mexico, as the recipient of a Prime Minister's Scholarship to Latin America.

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."

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.