PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2020
Work experience gives scholar direction
Having meaningful conversations with his mentor throughout the programme was also invaluable, says Joel, who studied management studies (with honours) at Waikato University.
“It allowed me to expand my horizons and do things out of my comfort zone.”
Joel is deeply grateful for the opportunities provided by his scholarship experience.
“I was lucky enough to be partnered with Fonterra, who like all the partnering organisations went above and beyond.
“When you provide a First Foundation scholarship, not only do you give a job, but you give a vote of confidence in rangitahi and those additional opportunities that come from the skills you teach.”
“After these wonderful four years, the critical lesson is although you work hard and take all the opportunities you can, enjoy the journey as you’re going to work the rest of your life – unless you win Lotto. Therefore, make every day count like it’s your last and enjoy that.”