HUEY VAN VLIET
Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Business Analyst, Landcorp Farming Ltd
Attending Lincoln University meant Huey van Vliet could combine his interests in the fields of agriculture and commerce.
“Lincoln provided me with a huge range of opportunities and throughout my studies I was able to relate what I was learning to my practical knowledge. I believe the network I have developed during my time there will become increasingly more valuable as I forge my career.”
Originally from the Wairarapa, Huey got a rugby contract in the Netherlands playing for both the national side and the Haagsche Rugby Club.
“Not only did I achieve my goals academically at Lincoln, but I had some great experiences and made lifelong friends. I’m really proud of what I have accomplished and it has definitely provided a launching pad for my future.”
Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
Rural Property Valuer, Landmass
Former BCom student Martyn Oostveen says Lincoln University is the future for specialist, land-based property degrees.
“Ever since I started working in the industry, I have noticed that employers are shouting out for motivated graduates,” he says.
Martyn completed his studies at Lincoln University in 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) in Rural Valuation and Agricultural Management.
He is now based in Tauranga, where he works as a rural property valuer for Landmass. The prospect of attending Lincoln University appealed to him because he knew he wanted an agricultural degree with a strong focus in property.
“Then I decided that valuation was what I wanted to do,” he says. “The best part of my study was inspecting properties for valuation reports. There were vacant blocks, improved residential properties and full-blown, intensive, irrigated dairy farms.”
Martyn stresses that it is important to ask questions during lectures, rather than simply sitting and listening.
“Even if you look dumb, get straight to the point,” he says. The courses offered him the technical skills he needed, as well as the terminology and he describes the lecturers as “excellent and experienced”.