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2019 SHIFT Cohorts & Industry Guests

Monday March 18, 2019

Signal's SHIFT programme is now in its third year, and interest in it continues to grow, as do our cohorts.

At Signal we aim to bring together a diverse and talented cohort of students. This year we are again excited to have cohorts with a wonderful mix of gender, age, ethnicity, degree and professional backgrounds, and of course a wide range of career goals and aspirations.

This year we have students with backgrounds in accounting, sound recording, marketing, IT, linguistics, design, teaching, neuroscience, genetics, and many more.

Academic classes began in late February, and so did our industry engagement activities. Students across both Christchurch and Dunedin studios have been hearing about different tech roles, challenges and achievements of tech startups, undertaking workshops to come up to speed with such things as Design Thinking and Agile methodology, as well as hearing the inspirational career journeys of our guest speakers.

Getting personal and professional insights from our speakers, while also being able to ask them questions about the New Zealand tech sector is truly a priceless experience for our students.

Jason Leong from PocketSmith started his business in his living room, and summed up the unlimited possibilities for New Zealand's tech sector when he said, "We can touch the world from Dunedin and from throughout New Zealand”.

We sure can!

Guest speakers and workshops (so far) have included:

Our upcoming guest speakers and workshops can be viewed here.

Without the involvement of our industry partners we couldn't deliver the programme we do, nor give our students the experiences they receive. Whether you are a guest speaker, a project client or internship host, we truly value your support.

If you would like to share your tech experiences with our students, or future students at a recruitment event, please email info@signal.ac.nz or call 0800 990 024.

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