Small classes point of difference in landing dream job for Georgie

06 September 2022 | News

New graduate Georgie Dalgety has secured the jet-setting role in the primary industries she always wanted and credits Lincoln's small classes and leading lecturers as influential in getting her there.

The Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing graduate will be at the Lincoln University Graduation Celebration Ceremony on 23 September in the Christchurch Town Hall. Though she already has her qualification, the ceremony is a recognition of graduates' achievements and hard work, as the university's original Graduation Ceremony in May had to postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"I was lucky enough to secure my dream job coming out of Lincoln as the management trainee for Atkins Ranch," Georgie said.

Then she will be jetting away to the United States to merchandise meat products as part of the role.

She said the primary sector had many different career pathways and "this was helped from my time at Lincoln learning about a vast variety of industries from one end of the supply chain to the other".

"We were lucky enough to have small lecture theatres filled with mostly your friends you’d met at uni, which were led by world-leading lecturers who often gave us one-on-one help to get us through exams. 

This was the point of difference that helped many of us gain our degree and come out with successful jobs in the primary sector.

Atkins Ranch is a meat processing company who toll process through Progressive Meats Ltd in Hawke's Bay.

Georgie said she secured the job largely due to completing her practical work at ANZCO Foods during her summer holidays.

"I’m proud to be working for them as they are an exciting company that is forward thinking and doing great things in the marketplace, and I'm looking forward to going overseas."


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"I thoroughly enjoyed this degree and would recommend it to anyone unsure on what they want to study while at University.

"I was lucky enough to know what I wanted to do from growing up on a Sheep and Beef farm in Hunterville. I knew I was passionate about pursuing a career in the primary sector but particularly around Food Marketing.

"Thank you, Lincoln University, for giving many of us the best years of our life and to Dr Nic Lees for helping many of us kick-start our working careers."

Georgie was also a recipient of the Lincoln University Māori and Pasifika Accommodation Scholarship, which assists towards costs while studying.

Image; Georgie Dalgety, left, with her fellow graduates when she received her degree in May.