Industry Partners

Help talented postgraduate students become the next generation of tech professionals. Build a workforce with the skills your business is looking for.

“It’s great to be partnering with the Wellington ICT Graduate School to ensure we are building a talented, diverse pipeline of next generation technologists with the skills to meet future organisational needs.”

Craig BunyanGM Technology, ANZ New Zealand

How industry can get involved

Guest Lectures

We want your innovators and leaders to share their knowledge and experience with our students. Between August and February we’re seeking people from industry to come in on one Friday morning for 45 minutes talking about who they are and the kind of work they do. It could also be an opportunity to talk about your company and the kind of things that make you a good employer.

Internships

We partner with businesses to ​provide real world experience through paid internships. Promote your business to our students. Between March and June, full-time for 12 weeks the Master of UX Design and Master of Software Development students are available as paid interns to work with a business unit as a resource. There’s no pre-requisite on the type of technical work (i.e. x% of front-end, y% customer facing). Basically if it touches on the day to day work that the development or design team do then it fulfils the requirements of the internship.

Practicums

Between March and June teams of 2 to 3 Master of Professional Business Analysis students can work on-site for 20 hours a week for 12 weeks on a particular business problem your company may have. It can cover anything from the above papers whether it be IT strategy, security audits, wireframes and user stories. If it’s a business problem, our students will have a go at solving it.

After June

After they have finished their internship or practicum they have effectively graduated and are available to hire. If you are recruiting for a role, get in touch with us. ​

Projects

Our students start working on relevant real-world projects as quickly as possible. If you have projects on your “nice to do, if we had the time” list, we can take them on at no risk to you. Projects can cover a range of topics.

Examples are:

  • The​ BA​ Enterprise Architecture ​course could​ be applied to ​a new vendor’s product offering.The Enterprise Architecture paper the Business Analysis students do could work with a new vendor’s product offering. The students could examine its usefulness for the business unit and understand if it’s fit for purpose.
  • An application you would like developed to solve a business problem where a team of 4-6 software developers and a UX ​designer complete​ 1-2 sprints over 3 weeks to​ build the application.
  • Any technical problem you might not have a budget or time for, these students will have a go at solving it. Examples have included data mining (analysis and visualisations), web-based applications, and mobile phone apps.

Scholarships

Connect with talented students by contributing to their programme fees. Help make it easier for the less financially advantaged to start a career in tech.

Mentoring

The WICTGS Mentorship Programme seeks to build industry contacts and professional coaching opportunities for current students. Participating in a mentorship will help provide valuable exposure and advice to students from our programmes in Software Development, Business Analysis and User Experience (UX). Mentors will meet with 2 to 3 mentees (in a group), 6 times throughout the year for an hour (preferably on Friday mornings). This is also an opportunity for you to get some exposure some fresh talent that will be entering the field.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating as a mentor, or you would like further information, please download our Mentorship Programme Outline below or contact our Academic Advisor, Lauren Locke at lauren.locke@wellingtonict.ac.nz by Friday, August 31st.

View Mentorship Programme Outline (.pdf)

Talk to Us!

This is a unique opportunity to engage with the next generation of tech professionals and we welcome all organisations to take us up on it.

We aim to tap into non-traditional demographics and communities to bring fresh ideas, new outlooks and diversity to the tech workforce.

Get in touch with Aaron (Industry Engagement Manager) with any questions:

Aaron.Muñoz@wellingtonict.ac.nz or 022 044 2747

Aaron Muñoz