“The world around us is changing rapidly due to the constant development of new technologies. I’ve always wanted to be a part of this change. The technological community sees every day as a new day, and every new day we evolve. This outlook made me fall in love with Software Engineering. The atmosphere of betterment that surrounds studying and working with technology is what drives me.
“A huge advantage of pursuing an engineering degree at the University of Auckland is having the common first year. I got a good feel for what it would be like to study in each of the specialisations, and this helped me a lot in deciding which path I wanted to follow for the remainder of my degree.
“I really enjoyed making my first android app. It was a plain old contacts manager (found on even the simplest of phones), but that development experience helped me to secure my first job as a handset tester. I plan to go on to develop some really worthwhile software that will make the world a better place to live in.
“Besides making some really good friends, I’m glad I chose to study at one of the best engineering faculties around the world. It is a proud feeling to find out that your very own lecturer writes the textbook you are learning from.”