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When Mitzi Arnott started looking for a job in office administration, she realised that there was a skill gap she needed to fill.

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Mitzi Arnott


Danielle studied agribusiness at Ara. The papers studied gave her a skill base that she is applying to the business aspects of her dairying work.

Danielle Bosch

Agribusiness graduate Daniel Holden works on a cropping farm outside of Timaru. He enjoyed the flexibility of study while working, and the topics covered relating directly to his work.

Daniel Holden

Event Management

“Completing my degree in 12 months was immensely rewarding.”

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Sharon Pendleton

Human Resources

Belinda Baird started her career in business administration and financial analysis. Then she owned and managed her own small businesses before returning to the corporate world 11 years ago to work in human resources.

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Belinda Baird

Despite challenges, Sheryll Anngow has embraced study and the rewards it brings.

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Sheryll Anngow

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Business Graduate Paul McKnight's career has taken him to Melbourne, Australia, where he has set up a forestry contracting business, Incite Silvaculture.

Paul McKnight

Project Management

Studying a Diploma in Leadership Management at Ara has given Jahan Miller new opportunities to succeed in the business world.

Jahan Miller

Even though he had a full time job and a busy family life, Gerald Mellish was able to complete a Bachelor of Applied Management in Project Management in half the time it normally takes.

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Gerald Mellish