Graduate profiles in Marketing

Ellyse Bowen

Bachelor of Communication Studies
Ellyse Bowen started out as a marketing intern at the University of Waikato, and she jumped at the chance to work here full-time.

Luke Coxhead

Bachelor of Management Studies
Walking in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary on a trek through the Himalayas is just one of the many incredible memories that Luke Coxhead will treasure from his time at Waikato University.

Holly Crowe

Bachelor of Communication Studies
After gaining several years' invaluable marketing experience in New Zealand, Bachelor of Communication Studies graduate Holly Crowe has relocated to Canada on a two-year working visa.

Ebony de Thierry

Master of Management Studies
Master of Management Studies graduate Ebony de Thierry says "digital marketing is massive at the moment", and she's enjoying her new career as a digital marketing manager in London.

Marina Doretto

Master of Management Studies
For Marina Doretto, the lure of New Zealand was too hard to resist. That, combined with a desire to upskill in her profession saw Marina leave her native Brazil to begin postgraduate studies in marketing at Waikato Management School.

Luana Dow

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Mathematically gifted, Luana Dow works as an analyst at Statistics New Zealand in Wellington, where she writes press releases about the latest labour and income statistics.

James Forster

Bachelor of Communication Studies
Working for the Chiefs Rugby franchise has been the perfect career start for James Forster, a social media marketing specialist who did his Bachelor of Communication Studies degree at Waikato University.

Emily Gallagher

Bachelor of Communication Studies
When Emily Gallagher graduated from the University of Waikato in December, she didn’t have to move very far. As a communications student she had already been offered her dream job as the University’s Communications Adviser – Students.

Christine Hall

Master of Business Administration
Coming from a health background as an occupational therapist, Christine Hall wanted a business qualification that would enable her to progress her career and move into management roles in other industries.

Kym Hambly

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Human Resources hadn’t really crossed Kym Hambly's mind as a potential career option until she took a paper on organisational behaviour in the second year of her Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours degree.

Kendl Hambly

Bachelor of Management Studies
Seeing ideas go from concept development to reality has been rewarding for Kendl Hambly, a marketing specialist who graduated from Waikato with a BMS(Hons). During her time at uni her team won the WMS Case Competition 2012 for Good George brewery.

Abbey Hilson

Bachelor of Communication Studies

Matt Kenrick

Bachelor of Electronic Commerce
Completing a Bachelor of Electronic Commerce was a natural choice for Matt Kenrick, whose parents are both marketers.

Alex Kravchenko

Master of Management Studies, PhD

Paul Millward

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
BMS(Hons) alumnus Paul Millward has been promoted to DB Breweries' senior leadership team as their new sales director.

Davis Palmer

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Bachelor of Management Studies student Davis Palmer, 21, is studying in Hong Kong for a semester after winning a prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia.

Stevie Ward

Bachelor of Communication Studies
As the Human Resources Advisor at Skyline Rotorua, she gets to look out over the luge and gondolas every day, knowing she’s helping to bring an iconic New Zealand experience to life.

Louis Wilks

Bachelor of Management Studies
BMS graduate Louis Wilks is currently working as a Marketing Manager for Manta5, the start-up company behind the world’s first hydrofoil waterbike.

Dillon Williams

Bachelor of Management Studies
As the marketing manager for Flex Fitness New Zealand, Dillon Williams is responsible for developing monthly campaigns to generate new customer leads, boost the profile of Flex Fitness clubs, as well as finding ways to improve customer service and retention of gym members.