Top students receive Intergen Young Achievers Award prizes at VUW

15 October 2015

Wellington, New Zealand — October 13, 2015 —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.

First place in the Intergen Young Achiever awards went to Reuben Cox, who received a Microsoft Surface 3. Second place prize winners, Hadassah France and Jack Clarke, received Microsoft Lumia Windows Phones.

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. Intergen and Victoria University of Wellington have a close longstanding relationship, and this award is testimony to this.

 “As an employer, we strongly believe it is our role to foster up-and-coming IT talent, to encourage future generations to consider careers in IT and to help showcase what a career in the technology world can look like. The award, which also comprises lectures from senior Intergenites to the students on real world technology examples, helps us to do this.”   

Intergen Young Achiever Awards winners

As a company enthusiastic about promoting opportunities for professional development in ICT, Intergen believes it is important to start with the students who will shape the future of the industry. In sponsoring these awards, Intergen hopes to further its reputation for introducing promising young professionals to the growing New Zealand market. The past decade has seen Intergen bring more than 100 graduates into the ICT industry, and these awards will go a long way in attracting more prospective applicants for the future.

Pak Yoong, Professor of Information Systems, Victoria University of Wellington, says, “It is a great pleasure to be associated with Intergen in the continuing development of budding IT professionals through practice-based lectures and the Young Achievers Awards. For the INFO 101 students, this series of engagements not only inspire their career aspirations but also provide valuable practical insights into the realities of IT practice. On behalf of the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington, I would like to thank Intergen for such wonderful generosity and the sharing of practical wisdom."

 

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For more information please contact:

Katy Sweetman
Marketing and Communications Manager
Intergen
+64 21 955 303
katy.sweetman@intergen.co.nz

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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