Business student Cassidy Gray already has a graduate role lined up for 2020 – a three-year position with MARS, a global food distributor in Auckland.
“I will be learning about various aspects of the business and at the end of the programme, I’ll move into a permanent position in the firm,” she says.
Cassidy is in her third year of a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Supply Chain Management and Global Business, and she loves the fact that there is so much assistance on offer at Lincoln.
“The small size of Lincoln means that the lecturers are better able to offer one-on-one help,” she says.
“With the support of lecturers and careers advisors, I have had the skills and confidence to go for several really good internships and work in some awesome part-time jobs.
“The Lincoln lecturers are so generous with their time because they have a genuine interest in seeing you succeed.”
When she first started planning her degree, Cassidy was impressed with the range of subjects available.
“I have enjoyed being able to study different elective papers, such as soil science and environmental management.”
She also loves the activities and events organised by the university.
“It’s nice to have things to look forward to in study weeks,” she says. “Events such as Winter Ball and Garden Party are definitely highlights on the calendar.”
Above all, Lincoln has helped her to grow by giving her the opportunity to meet many like-minded people and enhancing her academic abilities.
“I have discovered how I learn, seek and retain information best and I believe that this will enable me to continue to grow, even after completing my degree at Lincoln,” she says.