Jessica du Preez
Meet Jessica, and find out how her Master’s degree prepared her for the corporate world.
Victoria University of Wellington has given me opportunities beyond my degrees. Since graduating, I have been working for an assurance, tax and advisory firm in Wellington.
However, I still do marking at Wellington School of Business and Government, and still have great networks and relationships with some of the staff. Occasionally I have the privilege to do presentations.
I did my undergraduate in accounting and commercial law, and then my Master's degree. With a post-graduate degree you get to experience autonomy and freedom to explore areas that you find personally interesting.
The Master's programme exceeded my expectations. The work you do is practical and applicable to real-life situations.
It is demanding, but it allows you to discover more about yourself and your capabilities, which prepares you for joining the corporate world.
One of the biggest reasons why I did my Master's at Wellington School of Business and Government is because of my supervisor and staff. The culture and support from this group of people was amazing and that’s what keeps me working here, and will draw me back in future to do further study.
I'm originally from South Africa and came to New Zealand with my family when I was 16. It was a big change, but Wellington has been inviting, accepting, and I consider it my home.