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30 CIE participants receive 2021 University of Auckland Distinguished Graduate Awards

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19 October 2021

Thirty student participants of the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) have had their newly acquired skills and extra-curricular work recognised with the University of Auckland Distinguished Graduate Award

The University of Auckland offers an array of opportunities for personal and professional development and, since last year, this can now be formally recognised on students’ transcripts, thanks to the redevelopment of the University’s Co-curricular Recognition Programme. With 80 hours of experience formally clocked, an interview and a professional development workshop attended, participants in the programme can receive a University of Auckland Distinguished Graduate Award which is formally recognised on academic transcripts. Recipients also receive a certificate signed by the Vice-Chancellor. 

Participants can have a wide range of co-curricular activities recognised, categorised within four paths – Community Engagement, Leadership, Global Citizens and Innovation.  Staff at CIE have contributed to Campus Life’s co-curricular programme through administering a range of opportunities. These include the Velocity organising committee, Unleash Space workshops and programmes such as Velocity, VentureLab and Summer Lab. 

Award recipient Alaa al Aamri, a Bachelor of Earth Science/Environmental Sciences conjoint student says “I like the idea of the Co-curricular Recognition Programme because it allows students to develop skills and learn in a meaningful way, encouraging them to achieve in areas outside of academics. For me, it was a great opportunity to be part of a fantastic team and develop my skills in different areas. I entered Summer Lab only with an idea, not having anyone in my circle at the time who might be interested in innovating. From day one at Summer Lab, I was able to have a great team that believed in my idea, helped me develop it further and won third place. The end of Summer Lab meant the beginning of our idea journey and we’re now in the development and prototyping phase – we hope to release our device to market by the end of 2022! We also entered the Velocity Innovation Challenge with our idea and won the Social prize. I’m proud that I was part of Summer Lab as it has opened many doors for me in the entrepreneurial space.”

Alaa feels that participating in the Co-curricular Recognition Programme has been an important part of her education. “This experience was an insightful & empowering one. I learned how to be the best version of myself, and it helps me reach my potential as I explore and develop my personality through each path in the programme. This experience helped me overcome challenges, develop more life skills, and complement the skills I gain from my education. Additionally, the process of completing the Distinguished Graduate Award made my job interviews easier because it helped me talk about my experience and education holistically, and show employers that I bring a great balance of a qualification along with soft skills.”

Mauricio Lozano, who led the development of the Co-Curricular Recognition Programme for Campus Life, says that the programme has been well received by students. “As well as the major award of the Distinguished Graduate Award, dozens of other students have achieved a minor Co-curricular Recognition Award and dozens more on top of this are working towards achieving awards in future years. Given that this is the second year we have run the programme, during a pandemic disruption, we anticipate further growth in 2022. It is wonderful to see these ambitious, community-minded students rewarded for their efforts”.

 

Alaa al Aamri (right) at Summer Lab 2021

 

Congratulations CIE award recipients!

  • Aashritha Vatsalan Santhan
  • Alaa Al Aamri
  • Alexander Johannes Lou Verkerk
  • Amy Lee
  • Angela Yang
  • Ben Tholen
  • Charlene Bungara
  • Danial Ahmed
  • Emma Kerr
  • Flynn Emilie Fromont
  • Hajar Sadek
  • Helen Chambers
  • Isha Nayyar
  • Jac Wye-Chan
  • Jasneel Deo
  • Jason Liu
  • Jeffrey Langley
  • Josh Ellwood
  • Kate Wallace-Boyd
  • Maral Ghamkar
  • Maria Khaydar
  • Mary Shaji
  • Maurycy Prystupa
  • Meera Viswanath Shanthy
  • Meet Shah
  • Michaela Dobson
  • Naning Tri Wahyuni
  • Sarah Albom
  • Shubham Gupta
  • Youyu Zhou
University of Auckland wins international award for entrepreneurship education
University of Auckland wins international award for entrepreneurship education

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19 October 2021

Thirty student participants of the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) have had their newly acquired skills and extra-curricular work recognised with the University of Auckland Distinguished Graduate Award

The University of Auckland offers an array of opportunities for personal and professional development and, since last year, this can now be formally recognised on students’ transcripts, thanks to the redevelopment of the University’s Co-curricular Recognition Programme. With 80 hours of experience formally clocked, an interview and a professional development workshop attended, participants in the programme can receive a University of Auckland Distinguished Graduate Award which is formally recognised on academic transcripts. Recipients also receive a certificate signed by the Vice-Chancellor. 

Participants can have a wide range of co-curricular activities recognised, categorised within four paths – Community Engagement, Leadership, Global Citizens and Innovation.  Staff at CIE have contributed to Campus Life’s co-curricular programme through administering a range of opportunities. These include the Velocity organising committee, Unleash Space workshops and programmes such as Velocity, VentureLab and Summer Lab. 

Award recipient Alaa al Aamri, a Bachelor of Earth Science/Environmental Sciences conjoint student says “I like the idea of the Co-curricular Recognition Programme because it allows students to develop skills and learn in a meaningful way, encouraging them to achieve in areas outside of academics. For me, it was a great opportunity to be part of a fantastic team and develop my skills in different areas. I entered Summer Lab only with an idea, not having anyone in my circle at the time who might be interested in innovating. From day one at Summer Lab, I was able to have a great team that believed in my idea, helped me develop it further and won third place. The end of Summer Lab meant the beginning of our idea journey and we’re now in the development and prototyping phase – we hope to release our device to market by the end of 2022! We also entered the Velocity Innovation Challenge with our idea and won the Social prize. I’m proud that I was part of Summer Lab as it has opened many doors for me in the entrepreneurial space.”

Alaa feels that participating in the Co-curricular Recognition Programme has been an important part of her education. “This experience was an insightful & empowering one. I learned how to be the best version of myself, and it helps me reach my potential as I explore and develop my personality through each path in the programme. This experience helped me overcome challenges, develop more life skills, and complement the skills I gain from my education. Additionally, the process of completing the Distinguished Graduate Award made my job interviews easier because it helped me talk about my experience and education holistically, and show employers that I bring a great balance of a qualification along with soft skills.”

Mauricio Lozano, who led the development of the Co-Curricular Recognition Programme for Campus Life, says that the programme has been well received by students. “As well as the major award of the Distinguished Graduate Award, dozens of other students have achieved a minor Co-curricular Recognition Award and dozens more on top of this are working towards achieving awards in future years. Given that this is the second year we have run the programme, during a pandemic disruption, we anticipate further growth in 2022. It is wonderful to see these ambitious, community-minded students rewarded for their efforts”.

 

Alaa al Aamri (right) at Summer Lab 2021

 

Congratulations CIE award recipients!

  • Aashritha Vatsalan Santhan
  • Alaa Al Aamri
  • Alexander Johannes Lou Verkerk
  • Amy Lee
  • Angela Yang
  • Ben Tholen
  • Charlene Bungara
  • Danial Ahmed
  • Emma Kerr
  • Flynn Emilie Fromont
  • Hajar Sadek
  • Helen Chambers
  • Isha Nayyar
  • Jac Wye-Chan
  • Jasneel Deo
  • Jason Liu
  • Jeffrey Langley
  • Josh Ellwood
  • Kate Wallace-Boyd
  • Maral Ghamkar
  • Maria Khaydar
  • Mary Shaji
  • Maurycy Prystupa
  • Meera Viswanath Shanthy
  • Meet Shah
  • Michaela Dobson
  • Naning Tri Wahyuni
  • Sarah Albom
  • Shubham Gupta
  • Youyu Zhou

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