Top VUW students receive Intergen Young Achievers Awards

31 May 2016

Wellington, New Zealand — May 31, 2016 — Intergen continues to sponsor an academic award for top students in a first-year Information Systems course at Victoria University of Wellington.

The Intergen Young Achiever Awards are aimed at acknowledging the success of the three best performing students in INFO101: Foundations of Information Systems. With 1300 students enrolled each year, this paper was singled out in particular for the award as the mandatory first-year course for undergraduate students across a wide variety of disciplines, including commerce, information technology and law.

Top students are selected based on strong academic performance and active engagement with the programme.

At the INFO101 Intergen Young Achiever prize giving held at Victoria University this week, first place was awarded to Etienne Wain. Second and third place prizes were awarded to Liam Dennis (absent) and Natasha Patel, respectively.

Top VUW students received Intergen Young Achievers Award

Intergen’s Director of Solutions and Services, Emma Barrett, says, “It is a real honour for Intergen to be able to sponsor the Intergen Young Achiever Awards. The Young Achiever Awards are now in their third year at Victoria University. Intergen has a longstanding partnership working with Victoria University and it is fantastic to see us furthering this strong relationship as the award programme continues.”

“With the Intergen Young Achiever award also established at WelTec this year, we’re extremely proud to be recognising 12 up-and-coming future IT professionals each year. It’s incredibly important for us to play a role in encouraging students to consider careers in IT and showing them what a great industry it is to work in.  The Young Achiever awards help us to promote this,” Emma says.

As part of the Young Achiever initiative, Intergen also presents a guest lecture to the first year students each trimester, sharing IT trends and insights and giving students a glimpse into what life in a career of IT is like.

Bringing the gap between the classroom and the working world
Bridging the gap between the classroom and the working world: Katherine Raureti, graduate intake January 2016; Dharmistha Jeram, graduate intake January 2014; Soing Kim, graduate intake January 2016; Emma Barrett, Director of Solutions and Services.

On 7 April Emma Barrett took the opportunity to deliver this trimester’s lecture, joined by three recent Victoria University graduates, Kat Raureti, Dharmistha Jeram and Soing Kim, who now work for Intergen. The group braved the windy Wellington weather to share their experiences and insights. Dharmistha, Kat and Soing spoke individually about day-to-day activities in their roles, and what they had studied throughout their time at Victoria University to get there. They also described how Intergen helped them transition smoothly into their first job and the exciting projects they have worked on so far. 




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Katy Sweetman 
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About Intergen

Intergen, a subsidiary of Empired Limited, is one of Australasia’s leading dedicated Microsoft solutions providers and a leading member of the Microsoft Partner Network, with staff delivering information technology solutions across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Its key offerings include portals, content and collaboration solutions, web and digital strategy and delivery, user experience design, Microsoft Dynamics financial and customer relationship management, custom software development, management consulting, infrastructure consulting and hosting services.


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