Bachelor of Applied Management
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 was set up in 2021 to promote and support sustainability initiatives.
During her internship, Vivi was responsible for event photography, editing newsletters, posting on social media, and conducting interviews for a sustainable development project on campus.
“These experiences allowed me to develop my skills and contribute to important initiatives,” she says.
Her achievements include capturing and documenting events, creating engaging content, and helping to shed light on sustainable development projects at our campus.
She says another highlight of her internship was her involvement in an Aureate Reforestation trip, where students and staff planted 152 New Zealand native trees.
“It was exciting and made me feel a sense of belonging to New Zealand,” she says.
Vivi comes from the Fujian Province in China. She says it’s a beautiful coastal city with a climate like New Zealand’s.
She decided to come to New Zealand for her studies because her family believed it was a beautiful place with a diverse culture.
“One of the best parts of my time at OPAIC has been the opportunity to meet friends from different backgrounds. We often go out together to experience the food of different countries, which has been exciting and enriching,” says Vivi.
Vivi has almost completed her internship and her Bachelor of Applied Management degree now. She plans to continue to further study and remain involved with sustainability initiatives.
“I believe in the importance of environmental conservation and want to contribute to creating a more sustainable world.”
Vivi’s advice for current and future students is to actively engage with the opportunities and resources available.
“Make the most of your time at OPAIC by participating in events, networking with fellow students, and seeking out internships or projects that align with your interests and career goals.”