Te Wainui Witika-Park
Wainui is coming to the end of her second year of study towards a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (majoring in Software Engineering) at Victoria University of Wellington.
She started university in Hamilton, choosing papers in the Arts and Business however never found a passion for these subjects. After researching the opportunities available for her in Wellington, Wainui found the Bachelor of Engineering course offered at Victoria University. She was very interested in this course as it involved various subjects that she was interested in such as Mathematics, Physics, designing systems, socialising and communicating ideas. She is loving every moment of her time in Wellington and at university, and also volunteers at the Wellington SPCA, working with puppies.
Wainui wants to be successful in something that she is passionate about. She believes that her chosen area of computer-based engineering will give her the ability to design and create machines that can improve people's lives. She would also like to spend some of her spare time volunteering for people and animals in need, as she believes that it is important to help others.
“My mother has raised me on her own for most of my life. She has always worked hard to provide an amazing life for me, full of love and opportunities. She has inspired me to always work hard and to try my best at everything I do. She has taught me to treat all people, animals and land with respect and to encourage others to pursue their passions”.
On graduation Wainui is planning to gain employment as a Software Engineer. Her dream career goal would be to work for Google.
Good luck Wainui!
Update - June 2018
Wainui is about to go into her next stage of exams for Software Engineering at Victoria University. She is enjoying studies this year and is striving to improve her academic work while continuing to volunteer for the Wellington SPCA