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Kazuhisa Kondo

Bachelor of Information Technology

Japan

 

Japanese Information Technology student Kazuhisa Kondo is excelling in his progamme and helping others to succeed.

Kazuhisa has received four Excellent Scholar Awards for top marks in his courses. He’s also working as an IT peer tutor here, supporting IT students with their course work and helping other students with any technical issues.

He says he enjoys the peer tutor work which has taken place both in-person and online during Covid lockdowns.

“I was happy to get the IT peer tutor job because my work has always been to support people,” he says.

Kazuhisa had an impressive work history in Japan, where many of his jobs revolved around IT support.

He studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Science back home and has more than 20 years of experience in IT, system administration, and customer service for companies including the Toyota Motor Corporation.

Kazuhisa is from the Aichi prefecture in Japan, best known for being the home of Toyota. He arrived in New Zealand in 2018.

He came to New Zealand to improve his English as well as expand his knowledge of the IT field, which is always changing.

Kazuhisa first completed an English language course, then enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology at OPAIC.

One day he’d like to undertake a Master’s degree in IT, but first, he plans to complete his bachelor’s degree then spend some time working in the IT field in New Zealand.

He’ll complete his studies next September and would love to find work at a big company such as Xero, Amazon, or Microsoft.

Kazuhisa says he’s enjoying his time with OPAIC. His lecturers are very interesting, and his classmates come from all over the world.

He is here in New Zealand with his family including two children. They enjoy the New Zealand lifestyle, particularly the environment and the people.

Kazuhisa has a wide range of interests outside of study. He’s a keen ten-pin bowler and has been getting involved in student bowling nights.

He also loves cooking and coffee and recently completed a barista certificate here in New Zealand just for fun.