Insight magazine & news
The magazine includes information about AUT’s notable alumni succeeding overseas and showcases some of our best academic research and innovation, community and global achievements as well as alumni related events taking place all around the world and opportunities for further study.
AUT business and law student Charle Megala is looking forward to rubbing shoulders with the leaders of today and tomorrow as he begins his term on the US-NZ Youth Council.
AUT alumnus Mitchell Pham has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander.
Te Karere reporter Te Okiwa McLean of Ngāi Tūhoe has won a Broadcast Media Award at the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Awards.
Benjamin Mugisho came to New Zealand as a young man, having spent almost 10 years without his family when his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo was torn apart by war. Since then he has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Bachelor of Laws at AUT.
During her studies, Bachelor of International Tourism Management alumna Anna Rowlands took advantage of an international work opportunity.
Anna spent her final-year work placement for the Tourism Integrated Learning paper – the workplace experience tourism students complete in their third year at AUT – at Latino Australia Education (LAE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
AUT Bachelor of Māori Development alumna Matilda Poasa was selected from more than 250 applicants to intern at the Sundance Institute in Los Angeles.
The internship is an opportunity to give Native Americans a voice in the Sundance Film Festival. She received this internship thanks to the AUT Internz International Scholarships Programme.
New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.
On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.
Aotearoa start-up Titan Ideas has launched an augmented reality (AR) app, called Zippy's 3D Colouring App, that takes kids on adventures through educational cultural stories.
Communication studies student Arizona Leger was recently appointed to a Ministerial Advisory Group to review the current state of NCEA.
Bachelor of Communication Studies student Arizona Leger recently joined a group of innovative thinkers from across the education sector on a Ministerial Advisory Group tasked with reviewing NCEA.
28 AUT graduates have been chosen by major companies – including Facebook, Westpac, Lululemon and Allbirds – to be interns in their North American offices.
Aucklander Will Seal is a public affairs specialist who currently works for the US Consulate in Auckland. He recently spoke at a careers development day for Auckland Grammar School students where he explained what his role as Senior Public Affairs Specialist involves, and as an alumnus of AUT, offered great advice for young people thinking about careers and university.
AUT visited Beijing and Shanghai
AUT visited Beijing and Shanghai in late 2017 to meet with international alumni. The hugely popular events saw 200 alumni attend, some of whom had travelled for over 10 hours by night train to attend. Hear from some of our academic staff and AUT representatives about what makes the AUT experience so rewarding.
Julian Braatvedt is an AUT Communications alumni, who now works as a wildlife cameraman. He had the opportunity to work throughout Africa, filming everything from gorillas in Rwanda to elephants in Malawi.
Diversity has always been part of the mix of Aotearoa New Zealand. Diversity encourages us to imagine other worlds and other lives in the interstices beyond the binary oppositions in which we entrap ourselves.
Communication Design graduate Alistair McCready has won Australia’s single top graphic design award.
AUT hosted high-profile guests and alumni at a recent gala event in New York.
The event, held at the Water Club in Manhattan was held in conjunction with Kea New Zealand and AUT. Kea is an international network that aims to connect Kiwis and New Zealand businesses globally.
Alumna making waves at Uber
AUT alumna Jenna Hannon is now the Growth Marketing Manager for Uber USA. She studied Marketing at AUT and was able to use these valuable skills in San Francisco, which landed her a role at Uber. One of her highlights at Uber is working with people across the world on a daily basis.
We have been made aware an organisation calling itself Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (WANA) that has been contacting alumni from AUT and other New Zealand institutions offering a professional alumni network service for a fee. This is a known scam.
AUT Fashion Alumna Lucie is always in Vogue
AUT Fashion Design alumna Lucie Sutichunta is thriving in her role as fashion and lifestyle writer at Vogue Thailand. Lucie’s time as a student at AUT opened her eyes to the world of fashion, along with internships with Trelise Cooper and Karen Walker and Jeremy Scott in Los Angeles.
AUT Alumni Thailand Event 2017
AUT Alumni Event held in Bangkok, Thailand, brought AUT alumni, local Thai businesses, industry professionals, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and relevant government officials together for an evening networking event. AUT Alumni can be found in every corner of the world, and it’s important to the university to maintain relationships with our far-flung alumni, events such as this one are a great way to keep in touch.
AUT Alumni Vietnam Event 2017
AUT Alumni Event held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, brought AUT alumni, Vietnamese businesses, industry professionals and relevant government officials together for an evening networking event. AUT Alumni can be found in every corner of the world, and it’s important to the university to maintain relationships with our far-flung alumni, events such as this one are a great way to keep in touch.
While a cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and uncertain time, AUT Business School alumna Kamya Ghose, 25, turned her personal situation into an empowering business idea.
AUT graduates are behind an innovative company who just launched a $100k Kickstarter campaign. The REYEDR is a heads-up display that attaches to your motorcycle helmet and shows you speed, navigation, distance and more.
AUT's MBA alumni learnt how to employ communication skills to create a strong and lasting presence in the workplace, at a recent networking event.
Float Studios, a business started by six Bachelor of Creative Technologies alumni while they were studying at AUT, has recently been acquired by Sydney-based technology company Finch. Four of the team will move to Australia to head Finch’s VR and innovation team, while Float Studios will continue releasing games from New Zealand with Jake and Charlie working on VR and graphic design.