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New students welcomed

We’re welcoming our first intake of new students for the year to the Auckland International Campus this week. Our incoming diploma, Bachelor, Graduate Diploma...
31 January, 2024
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Success Story: Ann Ivy Roselle Cabanero

Business student Ann Ivy Roselle Cabanero is looking forward to her new role on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand International Students'​ Associatio...
22 January, 2024
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Success Story: Gaurang Kadiya

Gaurang Kadiya had a rewarding experience interning in the Customer Services Management department at Cardinal Logistics. Gaurang is studying for a Bachelor of...
8 December, 2023
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Rere Āwhio - Call for Papers 2024

Rere Āwhio (Journal of Applied Research & Practice) is an open access, peer reviewed journal published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic Auckland Inte...
4 December, 2023
READ MORE

New issue of Rere Āwhio launched

We celebrated the launch of the third edition of Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus last...
23 November, 2023
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Celebrating Diwali

Happy Diwali to all who celebrate. Here are a few photos from our festivities on campus. Our Applied Management students organised today’s event which was ver...
15 November, 2023
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Success Story: Leijun Shi

Recent Construction graduate, Leijun Shi, has already landed a Quantity Surveying job. Leijun completed her Bachelor of Construction at OPAIC in September and i...
24 October, 2023
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New community launched for migrant women

Migrant women and allies from Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus and the wider community enjoyed an inspiring evening last night. We launched our M...
20 October, 2023
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Site visits for construction learners

Students had the opportunity to visit not just one but two residential building sites as part of their learning in the Construction Technology Small Buildings c...
12 October, 2023
READ MORE

IT students collaborate on real-world project

A team of Information Technology students has successfully completed a project that would allow St Pierre’s Sushi to print its labels onsite. The project was...
12 October, 2023
READ MORE

New faces on campus

It was great to see so many new faces at Orientation this morning as we met our final intake of learners for 2023. They were welcomed by Academic Director, Sean...
6 October, 2023
READ MORE

Construction student competes in national event

An OPAIC student teamed up with some of the brightest minds from around the country to design a climate-resilient community last month. Bachelor of Construction...
28 September, 2023
READ MORE

Emerging Visionaries share their research

The Emerging Visionaries Tertiary Learners Sustainability Symposium held at OPAIC on Thursday evening was a big success. Principal Lecturer and Employability Ma...
4 September, 2023
READ MORE

Graduate makes public proposal

Congratulations to our graduate Yashraj Chhabra and wife-to-be Riiya Shukla on their recent engagement.  Our Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management grad...
29 August, 2023
READ MORE

Graduate thankful for bonds formed at OPAIC

Kashmira Vikas More spoke about the value of friendship during her graduation address last week. Kashmira studied our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Manage...
21 August, 2023
READ MORE

Celebrating our newest graduates

We celebrated the achievements of graduates from a wide range of programmes at the Auckland Town Hall today. Graduates from OPAIC, Future Skills Academy, Otago...
18 August, 2023
READ MORE

Graduate performs at FIFA opening

An OPAIC graduate had the experience of a lifetime dancing in the opening ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup last week. Angela Louise (Angel) Arevalo stud...
27 July, 2023
READ MORE

Researching indigenous communities and data challenges

Information Technology HOD Farhad Mehdipour is part of a team working on a new research project focused on the challenges indigenous communities face when it co...
18 July, 2023
READ MORE

Management student bound for Harvard

Applied Management student Karl Ipong has just been accepted into the Sustainable Business Strategy program at Harvard Business School. Karl is completing the f...
17 July, 2023
READ MORE

Success Story: Jiawei (Vivi) Wang

Jiawei (Vivi) Wang has embraced OPAIC’s sustainability practices during her time at the campus. Vivi has been interning at our Green Office Toitū. The office...
7 July, 2023
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Success Story: Diogo Lara

Graduate Diogo Lara is enjoying his job working as Marketing Manager for a rapidly growing Kiwi company and is grateful for the hands-on education he received h...
6 July, 2023
READ MORE

English skills on show

Our New Zealand Certificate in English Language students had the opportunity to showcase their research and presentation skills at our first NZCEL Research Symp...
26 June, 2023
READ MORE

Merit award for OPAIC researcher

A Principal Lecturer has had his research around spirituality and service management recognised at an international conference. OPAIC Applied Management Princip...
26 June, 2023
READ MORE

Connecting with our agents

We hosted a number of East Asian agents at our Agent Connect event on campus yesterday. The workshop aimed to strengthen our collaboration with our agents and p...
23 June, 2023
READ MORE

Staying safe in the surf with AI

A team of our Information Technology lecturers is looking at how to use Artificial Intelligence to keep people safe in the water. Ganeshan, Farhad Mehdipour, Wa...
17 May, 2023
READ MORE

HR coffee connections

OPAIC students had the opportunity to connect and learn more about the Human Resources field in New Zealand today. Human Resources New Zealand (HRNZ) hosted an...
12 May, 2023
READ MORE

Meeting our newest arrivals

We’re welcoming another intake of students to Auckland City and Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus this week. We’ve held our Orientation events...
21 April, 2023
READ MORE

Introducing Student Representative Paolo Duran

New Student Representative Paolo Duran has embraced the New Zealand culture during his time here. Paolo first came to New Zealand from the Philippines in 2018 o...
17 April, 2023
READ MORE

Construction students enjoy interactive guest lecture

Construction Students had a very interactive and informative guest lecture about Dispute Resolution for Construction Projects recently. Our Construction team in...
14 March, 2023
READ MORE

IT collaborations planned with Japan

Our IT department had a visitor from Japan last week. Dr Farhad Mehdipour invited Dr Ari Aharari to visit OPAIC and explore opportunities for collaboration. Dr...
14 March, 2023
READ MORE

Success Story: Chengyun (Evan) Wang

Master’s graduate Chengyun (Evan) Wang is loving his work as a Payment and Settlement Analyst at the Bank of China New Zealand. Evan came to New Zealand from...
14 March, 2023
READ MORE

Success Story: Mohammad Deljoo

OPAIC student, Mohammad Deljoo, has just taken out seven gold medals at the New Zealand Masters Games 2023. Mohammad was a member of the Iranian national swimmi...
6 March, 2023
READ MORE

Studying to achieve management dreams

Online Applied Management student Mahyar Bahrami hopes to one day run his own international extreme sports business in Iran. Mahyar has worked as a human resour...
14 February, 2023
READ MORE

Success Story: Chun (Simon) Song

Chun (Simon) Song got a job interview with a construction company the day after he completed his Bachelor of Construction with us and is now working as an Earth...
13 February, 2023
READ MORE

Welcoming a new intake

We’re welcoming more than 180 new students to the campus this study block. Last Friday’s Orientation had to be moved online due to flooding in Auckland. We...
7 February, 2023
READ MORE

Success Story: Lloyd Anthony Aro

Student Lloyd Anthony Aro has landed a job as Health and Safety Adviser for a major Auckland infrastructure project after starting out as a cleaner on the site....
16 December, 2022
READ MORE

Sustainability projects showcased

We celebrated sustainable innovation at our inaugural Smart Aotearoa Sustainable Development Awards last night. The event was organised by a group of people fro...
30 November, 2022
READ MORE

City Rail Link visit for students

Our Construction Team took students for a site visit to Britomart Station, the construction site for the City Rail Link project, this month. Mark Lampad who is...
23 November, 2022
READ MORE

Industry insights shared

Our students enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers including our own alumni at the Applied Management Industry Open Day yesterday. Our first guest speaker wa...
18 November, 2022
READ MORE

Head of Department speaks at University

Our Head of Department for Information Technology gave a well-received presentation at Massey University recently. Massey’s Construction Department invited Dr...
8 November, 2022
READ MORE

Success Story: Rajesh Bilur

Rajesh Bilur says OPAIC provided him with technical expertise, soft skills, and tools to get ready to work in his chosen industry. Rajesh came to New Zealand fr...
7 November, 2022
READ MORE

Sustainability on the agenda at first Green Office conference

We heard from a range of experts about the value of sustainability at our first-ever Green Office Toitū conference on Friday evening. Green Office Movement Coo...
31 October, 2022
READ MORE

Success Story: Giang (Daniel) Tran

Recent Bachelor of Information Technology graduate, Giang (Daniel) Tran, has landed a job as a software engineer at a fast-growing start-up in the Conversationa...
28 October, 2022
READ MORE

Construction graduate finds his path

OPAIC helped Nikolai Kalininskii discover what he wanted to achieve in life. He gave the student address on behalf of OPAIC graduates at our Graduation last wee...
26 October, 2022
READ MORE

Celebrating our newest graduates

We celebrated success and resilience at our 15th Graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. A total of 149 graduates crossed the stage yesterday....
18 October, 2022
READ MORE

Settling into New Zealand life

Three of our previous Online Student Representatives from different parts of the world are happy to finally be together on campus. Raul Penaranda, Kashmira More...
14 October, 2022
READ MORE

Student Story: Erica Novianti

Erica Novianti loved the small class sizes and hands-on approach offered by OPAIC. She recently completed her Bachelor of Information Technology and was one of...
10 October, 2022
READ MORE

Success Story: Hetaswi Patel

Hetaswi Patel was able to move seamlessly from her study into her construction internship thanks to the hands-on nature of her programme. Heta has just complete...
7 October, 2022
READ MORE

Welcoming a diverse cohort

We welcomed students from more than 15 countries to the campus today at our final Orientation event for 2022. Our new students in this intake have come from Ind...
5 October, 2022
READ MORE

Delhi Real Estate Consultant enjoying the online experience

Offshore student Raman Verma has fond memories of a trip to New Zealand five years ago and hopes to return here to study and work. Raman lives in Delhi, India,...
20 September, 2022
READ MORE

Student Story: Kazuhisa Kondo

Japanese Information Technology student Kazuhisa Kondo is excelling in his progamme and helping others to succeed. Kazuhisa has received four Excellent Scholar...
20 September, 2022
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Student Testimonial: Nimisha Prajapati

Nimisha Prajapati says she’s on cloud nine now that she’s back in New Zealand and resuming her study after more than two years stuck offshore.   Nimisha wa...
5 September, 2022
READ MORE

Industry experts share experience with students

Our Construction students have benefitted from a number of industry guest speakers over the past month. Last week students enjoyed an insightful and interactive...
30 August, 2022
READ MORE

Nurturing links with industry

OPAIC Employability Manager, Dani Mao, visited our industry partner City Forex recently and was impressed with the support they’re providing to our internship...
18 August, 2022
READ MORE

Student Testimonial: Kashmira Vikas More

A passion for directing theatre led to an interest in management for student Kashmira Vikas More. Kashmira was involved in theatre from an early age. As a child...
15 August, 2022
READ MORE

Success Story: Guillaume Mallet

Guillaume Mallet turned his life around by coming to New Zealand as an international student. He says his studies were “terrible” before he left France, and...
9 August, 2022
READ MORE

Success Story: Yashraj Chhabra

Yashraj Chhabra loved the practicality of his programme at OPAIC and is putting the skills he learned to use in his banking job. Yashraj came to New Zealand fro...
2 August, 2022
READ MORE

Wait finally over for offshore students

Raul Penaranda is excited to have finally made it to New Zealand where he can now meet his classmates and lecturers in person and explore all the attractions th...
26 July, 2022
READ MORE

Celebrating our offshore student arrivals

Today we welcomed our first cohort of offshore students to the campus since the border closed more than two years ago. Many of those joining us in this intake w...
22 July, 2022
READ MORE

Graduate Success Story: Ishant Ghulyani

OPAIC graduate and former Student Representative Ishant Ghulyani is loving his role at the High Commission of India. Ishant began as Consular Executive in Decem...
13 July, 2022
READ MORE

Celebrating our graduates

This week’s graduation ceremony was an extra special one because of the challenges our latest batch of graduates have had to overcome in order to succeed. At...
1 July, 2022
READ MORE

Topical research projects showcased

Six students presented their research as part of the OPAIC Student Research Forum on Tuesday 24 May. This is the first time since the middle of 2021 that the st...
22 June, 2022
READ MORE

Gaining project management skills via internship

 Qi (Joanna) Wang has gained valuable work experience, learned new skills, and expanded her understanding of sustainability during her internship. Joanna has b...
22 June, 2022
READ MORE

Celebrating the Green Office Toitū

Our Green Office Toitū team held an event this week to celebrate the office and raise awareness of its work. The Green Office was launched last year to support...
15 June, 2022
READ MORE

Supporting senior student researchers toward scholarly publication

A group of OPAIC students are taking part in our Advanced Wānanga Kairangahau Workshops, set up to help them take the next step in their research journeys. The...
2 June, 2022
READ MORE

First Impressions results are in!

  Over the past two weeks, new OPAIC students have been invited to complete our First Impressions Survey. The survey helps us to see how new learners are settl...
25 May, 2022
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OPAIC staff present at Internship Summit

OPAIC Employability Manager Dani Mao and Learning and Teaching Specialist Bruno Balducci presented at the 2022 Internship Summit organised by the International...
25 May, 2022
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Event to showcase smart sustainability

The first Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development competition event will take place this November. The event will bring together experts from a range of sector...
24 May, 2022
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Mumbai mixologist enjoying online study experience

When offshore online student Mrinal Mahendra Govekar isn’t busy with his studies he can be found working as a bartender and mixologist in Mumbai, India. Mrina...
23 May, 2022
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Master’s graduate lands finance role

Master of Applied Management graduate Simranjit Kaur has landed a permanent full-time job at her internship company Cardinal Logistics. Simranjit spoke to our c...
18 May, 2022
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Hybrid celebration for top achievers

Our latest Excellent Scholars awards ceremony was celebrated on-campus and online. At this week’s ceremony, Applied Management Head of Department Russell Harr...
18 May, 2022
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Welcoming students to campus

It was great to be back on campus for Orientation today. Our last few Orientation events have taken place online due to Covid restrictions, but today we were ab...
22 April, 2022
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Building confidence through internship experience

Maimiti Manate says the opportunities provided at OPAIC allowed her to become a confident work-ready graduate. Students and alumni shared their internship exper...
21 April, 2022
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OPAIC students help with reforestation efforts

A group of volunteers from the Green Office Toitū at OPAIC had a memorable time contributing to reforestation efforts in Waihi this month. Volunteer, Hallie Du...
14 April, 2022
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Success Story: Yindi Fu

Yindi Fu is excelling in his studies and puts his recent improvement down to the support he’s received from teachers and peers. Yindi came to New Zealand seve...
24 March, 2022
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Celebrating our top achievers

We’ve once again celebrated our high-achieving students at an Excellent Scholars Awards Ceremony. This week’s ceremony was a little different to past events...
2 March, 2022
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Omer Altaf, Lecturer in Construction

Dr Farhad Mehdipour, Head of IT and Principal Lecturer

Dr Olufemi Omisakin, Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

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New students welcomed

We’re welcoming our first intake of new students for the year to the Auckland International Campus this week. Our incoming diploma, Bachelor, Graduate Diploma...
31 January, 2024
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Success Story: Ann Ivy Roselle Cabanero

Business student Ann Ivy Roselle Cabanero is looking forward to her new role on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand International Students'​ Associatio...
22 January, 2024
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Success Story: Gaurang Kadiya

Gaurang Kadiya had a rewarding experience interning in the Customer Services Management department at Cardinal Logistics. Gaurang is studying for a Bachelor of...
8 December, 2023
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Rere Āwhio - Call for Papers 2024

Rere Āwhio (Journal of Applied Research & Practice) is an open access, peer reviewed journal published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic Auckland Inte...
4 December, 2023
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New issue of Rere Āwhio launched

We celebrated the launch of the third edition of Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus last...
23 November, 2023
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Celebrating Diwali

Happy Diwali to all who celebrate. Here are a few photos from our festivities on campus. Our Applied Management students organised today’s event which was ver...
15 November, 2023
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Success Story: Leijun Shi

Recent Construction graduate, Leijun Shi, has already landed a Quantity Surveying job. Leijun completed her Bachelor of Construction at OPAIC in September and i...
24 October, 2023
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New community launched for migrant women

Migrant women and allies from Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus and the wider community enjoyed an inspiring evening last night. We launched our M...
20 October, 2023
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Site visits for construction learners

Students had the opportunity to visit not just one but two residential building sites as part of their learning in the Construction Technology Small Buildings c...
12 October, 2023
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IT students collaborate on real-world project

A team of Information Technology students has successfully completed a project that would allow St Pierre’s Sushi to print its labels onsite. The project was...
12 October, 2023
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New faces on campus

It was great to see so many new faces at Orientation this morning as we met our final intake of learners for 2023. They were welcomed by Academic Director, Sean...
6 October, 2023
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Construction student competes in national event

An OPAIC student teamed up with some of the brightest minds from around the country to design a climate-resilient community last month. Bachelor of Construction...
28 September, 2023
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Emerging Visionaries share their research

The Emerging Visionaries Tertiary Learners Sustainability Symposium held at OPAIC on Thursday evening was a big success. Principal Lecturer and Employability Ma...
4 September, 2023
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Graduate makes public proposal

Congratulations to our graduate Yashraj Chhabra and wife-to-be Riiya Shukla on their recent engagement.  Our Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management grad...
29 August, 2023
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Graduate thankful for bonds formed at OPAIC

Kashmira Vikas More spoke about the value of friendship during her graduation address last week. Kashmira studied our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Manage...
21 August, 2023
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Celebrating our newest graduates

We celebrated the achievements of graduates from a wide range of programmes at the Auckland Town Hall today. Graduates from OPAIC, Future Skills Academy, Otago...
18 August, 2023
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Graduate performs at FIFA opening

An OPAIC graduate had the experience of a lifetime dancing in the opening ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup last week. Angela Louise (Angel) Arevalo stud...
27 July, 2023
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Researching indigenous communities and data challenges

Information Technology HOD Farhad Mehdipour is part of a team working on a new research project focused on the challenges indigenous communities face when it co...
18 July, 2023
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Management student bound for Harvard

Applied Management student Karl Ipong has just been accepted into the Sustainable Business Strategy program at Harvard Business School. Karl is completing the f...
17 July, 2023
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Success Story: Jiawei (Vivi) Wang

Jiawei (Vivi) Wang has embraced OPAIC’s sustainability practices during her time at the campus. Vivi has been interning at our Green Office Toitū. The office...
7 July, 2023
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Success Story: Diogo Lara

Graduate Diogo Lara is enjoying his job working as Marketing Manager for a rapidly growing Kiwi company and is grateful for the hands-on education he received h...
6 July, 2023
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English skills on show

Our New Zealand Certificate in English Language students had the opportunity to showcase their research and presentation skills at our first NZCEL Research Symp...
26 June, 2023
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Merit award for OPAIC researcher

A Principal Lecturer has had his research around spirituality and service management recognised at an international conference. OPAIC Applied Management Princip...
26 June, 2023
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Connecting with our agents

We hosted a number of East Asian agents at our Agent Connect event on campus yesterday. The workshop aimed to strengthen our collaboration with our agents and p...
23 June, 2023
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Staying safe in the surf with AI

A team of our Information Technology lecturers is looking at how to use Artificial Intelligence to keep people safe in the water. Ganeshan, Farhad Mehdipour, Wa...
17 May, 2023
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HR coffee connections

OPAIC students had the opportunity to connect and learn more about the Human Resources field in New Zealand today. Human Resources New Zealand (HRNZ) hosted an...
12 May, 2023
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Meeting our newest arrivals

We’re welcoming another intake of students to Auckland City and Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus this week. We’ve held our Orientation events...
21 April, 2023
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Introducing Student Representative Paolo Duran

New Student Representative Paolo Duran has embraced the New Zealand culture during his time here. Paolo first came to New Zealand from the Philippines in 2018 o...
17 April, 2023
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Construction students enjoy interactive guest lecture

Construction Students had a very interactive and informative guest lecture about Dispute Resolution for Construction Projects recently. Our Construction team in...
14 March, 2023
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IT collaborations planned with Japan

Our IT department had a visitor from Japan last week. Dr Farhad Mehdipour invited Dr Ari Aharari to visit OPAIC and explore opportunities for collaboration. Dr...
14 March, 2023
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Success Story: Chengyun (Evan) Wang

Master’s graduate Chengyun (Evan) Wang is loving his work as a Payment and Settlement Analyst at the Bank of China New Zealand. Evan came to New Zealand from...
14 March, 2023
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Success Story: Mohammad Deljoo

OPAIC student, Mohammad Deljoo, has just taken out seven gold medals at the New Zealand Masters Games 2023. Mohammad was a member of the Iranian national swimmi...
6 March, 2023
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Studying to achieve management dreams

Online Applied Management student Mahyar Bahrami hopes to one day run his own international extreme sports business in Iran. Mahyar has worked as a human resour...
14 February, 2023
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Success Story: Chun (Simon) Song

Chun (Simon) Song got a job interview with a construction company the day after he completed his Bachelor of Construction with us and is now working as an Earth...
13 February, 2023
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Welcoming a new intake

We’re welcoming more than 180 new students to the campus this study block. Last Friday’s Orientation had to be moved online due to flooding in Auckland. We...
7 February, 2023
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Success Story: Lloyd Anthony Aro

Student Lloyd Anthony Aro has landed a job as Health and Safety Adviser for a major Auckland infrastructure project after starting out as a cleaner on the site....
16 December, 2022
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Sustainability projects showcased

We celebrated sustainable innovation at our inaugural Smart Aotearoa Sustainable Development Awards last night. The event was organised by a group of people fro...
30 November, 2022
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City Rail Link visit for students

Our Construction Team took students for a site visit to Britomart Station, the construction site for the City Rail Link project, this month. Mark Lampad who is...
23 November, 2022
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Industry insights shared

Our students enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers including our own alumni at the Applied Management Industry Open Day yesterday. Our first guest speaker wa...
18 November, 2022
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Head of Department speaks at University

Our Head of Department for Information Technology gave a well-received presentation at Massey University recently. Massey’s Construction Department invited Dr...
8 November, 2022
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Success Story: Rajesh Bilur

Rajesh Bilur says OPAIC provided him with technical expertise, soft skills, and tools to get ready to work in his chosen industry. Rajesh came to New Zealand fr...
7 November, 2022
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Sustainability on the agenda at first Green Office conference

We heard from a range of experts about the value of sustainability at our first-ever Green Office Toitū conference on Friday evening. Green Office Movement Coo...
31 October, 2022
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Success Story: Giang (Daniel) Tran

Recent Bachelor of Information Technology graduate, Giang (Daniel) Tran, has landed a job as a software engineer at a fast-growing start-up in the Conversationa...
28 October, 2022
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Construction graduate finds his path

OPAIC helped Nikolai Kalininskii discover what he wanted to achieve in life. He gave the student address on behalf of OPAIC graduates at our Graduation last wee...
26 October, 2022
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Celebrating our newest graduates

We celebrated success and resilience at our 15th Graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. A total of 149 graduates crossed the stage yesterday....
18 October, 2022
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Settling into New Zealand life

Three of our previous Online Student Representatives from different parts of the world are happy to finally be together on campus. Raul Penaranda, Kashmira More...
14 October, 2022
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Student Story: Erica Novianti

Erica Novianti loved the small class sizes and hands-on approach offered by OPAIC. She recently completed her Bachelor of Information Technology and was one of...
10 October, 2022
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Success Story: Hetaswi Patel

Hetaswi Patel was able to move seamlessly from her study into her construction internship thanks to the hands-on nature of her programme. Heta has just complete...
7 October, 2022
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Welcoming a diverse cohort

We welcomed students from more than 15 countries to the campus today at our final Orientation event for 2022. Our new students in this intake have come from Ind...
5 October, 2022
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Delhi Real Estate Consultant enjoying the online experience

Offshore student Raman Verma has fond memories of a trip to New Zealand five years ago and hopes to return here to study and work. Raman lives in Delhi, India,...
20 September, 2022
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Student Story: Kazuhisa Kondo

Japanese Information Technology student Kazuhisa Kondo is excelling in his progamme and helping others to succeed. Kazuhisa has received four Excellent Scholar...
20 September, 2022
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Student Testimonial: Nimisha Prajapati

Nimisha Prajapati says she’s on cloud nine now that she’s back in New Zealand and resuming her study after more than two years stuck offshore.   Nimisha wa...
5 September, 2022
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Industry experts share experience with students

Our Construction students have benefitted from a number of industry guest speakers over the past month. Last week students enjoyed an insightful and interactive...
30 August, 2022
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Nurturing links with industry

OPAIC Employability Manager, Dani Mao, visited our industry partner City Forex recently and was impressed with the support they’re providing to our internship...
18 August, 2022
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Student Testimonial: Kashmira Vikas More

A passion for directing theatre led to an interest in management for student Kashmira Vikas More. Kashmira was involved in theatre from an early age. As a child...
15 August, 2022
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Success Story: Guillaume Mallet

Guillaume Mallet turned his life around by coming to New Zealand as an international student. He says his studies were “terrible” before he left France, and...
9 August, 2022
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Success Story: Yashraj Chhabra

Yashraj Chhabra loved the practicality of his programme at OPAIC and is putting the skills he learned to use in his banking job. Yashraj came to New Zealand fro...
2 August, 2022
Raul

Wait finally over for offshore students

Raul Penaranda is excited to have finally made it to New Zealand where he can now meet his classmates and lecturers in person and explore all the attractions th...
26 July, 2022
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Celebrating our offshore student arrivals

Today we welcomed our first cohort of offshore students to the campus since the border closed more than two years ago. Many of those joining us in this intake w...
22 July, 2022
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Graduate Success Story: Ishant Ghulyani

OPAIC graduate and former Student Representative Ishant Ghulyani is loving his role at the High Commission of India. Ishant began as Consular Executive in Decem...
13 July, 2022
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Celebrating our graduates

This week’s graduation ceremony was an extra special one because of the challenges our latest batch of graduates have had to overcome in order to succeed. At...
1 July, 2022
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Topical research projects showcased

Six students presented their research as part of the OPAIC Student Research Forum on Tuesday 24 May. This is the first time since the middle of 2021 that the st...
22 June, 2022
Joanna

Gaining project management skills via internship

 Qi (Joanna) Wang has gained valuable work experience, learned new skills, and expanded her understanding of sustainability during her internship. Joanna has b...
22 June, 2022
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Celebrating the Green Office Toitū

Our Green Office Toitū team held an event this week to celebrate the office and raise awareness of its work. The Green Office was launched last year to support...
15 June, 2022
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Supporting senior student researchers toward scholarly publication

A group of OPAIC students are taking part in our Advanced Wānanga Kairangahau Workshops, set up to help them take the next step in their research journeys. The...
2 June, 2022
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First Impressions results are in!

  Over the past two weeks, new OPAIC students have been invited to complete our First Impressions Survey. The survey helps us to see how new learners are settl...
25 May, 2022
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OPAIC staff present at Internship Summit

OPAIC Employability Manager Dani Mao and Learning and Teaching Specialist Bruno Balducci presented at the 2022 Internship Summit organised by the International...
25 May, 2022
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Event to showcase smart sustainability

The first Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development competition event will take place this November. The event will bring together experts from a range of sector...
24 May, 2022
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Mumbai mixologist enjoying online study experience

When offshore online student Mrinal Mahendra Govekar isn’t busy with his studies he can be found working as a bartender and mixologist in Mumbai, India. Mrina...
23 May, 2022
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Master’s graduate lands finance role

Master of Applied Management graduate Simranjit Kaur has landed a permanent full-time job at her internship company Cardinal Logistics. Simranjit spoke to our c...
18 May, 2022
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Hybrid celebration for top achievers

Our latest Excellent Scholars awards ceremony was celebrated on-campus and online. At this week’s ceremony, Applied Management Head of Department Russell Harr...
18 May, 2022
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Welcoming students to campus

It was great to be back on campus for Orientation today. Our last few Orientation events have taken place online due to Covid restrictions, but today we were ab...
22 April, 2022
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Building confidence through internship experience

Maimiti Manate says the opportunities provided at OPAIC allowed her to become a confident work-ready graduate. Students and alumni shared their internship exper...
21 April, 2022
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OPAIC students help with reforestation efforts

A group of volunteers from the Green Office Toitū at OPAIC had a memorable time contributing to reforestation efforts in Waihi this month. Volunteer, Hallie Du...
14 April, 2022
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Success Story: Yindi Fu

Yindi Fu is excelling in his studies and puts his recent improvement down to the support he’s received from teachers and peers. Yindi came to New Zealand seve...
24 March, 2022
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Celebrating our top achievers

We’ve once again celebrated our high-achieving students at an Excellent Scholars Awards Ceremony. This week’s ceremony was a little different to past events...
2 March, 2022