Where are our Student Ambassadors now?

Melanie Harris

Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

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Employed by Horizons Unlimited

Melanie studied a Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education because of her love for the outdoors. After she graduated her tutor at Ara helped her get a job at Horizons Unlimited an independent Christchurch team building, training and development company.

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Michael Down

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

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Employed by Tait Electronics (studying part time)

Michael was highly recommended to come to Ara because of his interest in electronics. After completing his intial Diploma in ElectroTechnology qualification he started working for Tait Electronics and came back to study towards a Bachelor of Engineering Technology and volunteers for Futureintech.

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Huy Ba Nguyen

National Diploma in Hospitality Management

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Employed by the Christchurch Casino (graduated in 2012)

Huy's dreams of opening his own catering business one day, led him to study a National Diploma in Hospitality Management at Ara to gain the skills to help him build his future.

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Amber Bailey

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications)

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Employed by NoBull Design and BMD Creative (graduated in 2011)

Amber Bailey wanted the practical experience, autonomy and skills in all areas of design. Since she graduated with a Bachelor of Design she's gone on to work at NoBull Design and BMD Creative. She's worked on print media, social media apps and logos for the NZ Superbike.

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Josh Lau

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

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Employed by Motovated Design and Analysis (graduated in 2011)

During Josh's time at Ara he completed four qualifications, one of which was a Bachelor of Engineering Technology. On completion of his degree at Ara he began work at Motovated Design and Analysis Ltd as a Mechanical Design Engineer and has also lectured at Ara in several first year Diploma in Engineering courses.

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