Student and alumni profiles

Find out what study in our School is like—read what our current and past students have to say about their experiences.

Meenu Jose draws images on a whiteboard.

Meenu Jose

With a career path firmly set in teaching, PhD candidate Meenu Mariya Jose, realised that to be a great teacher she first had to be a great student.

Master's graduate, Maddie White sits in front of a window.

Maddie White

Master of Applied Statistics graduate, Maddie White, now works in public health research.

Darcy Webber sits at a computer that shows a graph.

Darcy Webber

A passion for fishing and the outdoors saw Darcy Webber gravitate towards a related career, only to discover that statistics is applicable to almost any field.

Master's candidate, Grace Clendon, stands in front of green vegetation at Kelburn campus.

Grace Clendon

With a BSc in Ecology and Biodiversity, Grace decided that a Master of Applied Statistics would help set her up for a career in conservation.

Ross Engelbrecht stands in the corridor of the ACC building.

Ross Engelbrecht

Ross always knew he wanted to be an actuary, so when the Actuarial Science major was introduced, there was no question that that was where he was meant to be.

Clea Molano sits at a table with a laptop in front of her and a blackboard with white chalk writing behind her.

Clea Molano

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics graduate Clea Molano now works at a data analyst at Garage Project.

Emma Vitz in front of a dark background.

Emma Vitz

Emma started with a single major in Psychology but found she really enjoyed the statistics element, and began taking more and more statistics courses.

Kylie Reiri, wearing a white shirt and black jacket, stands in front of a white background.

Kylie Reiri

Kylie completed a Master of Science in Applied Statistics at this University and has been involved with data ever since.

Stefan stands in front Wellington city, wearing glasses and a cap.

Stefan Krawczyk

Victoria University of Wellington alumnus, Stefan, uses data science and software engineering to help clients find clothes that they love at Stitch Fix.

A close up of Lindsay, wearing a white cap, looking at the camera with a waterfall and plants behind him.

Lindsay Morris

A combination of the University’s reputation and the School’s supportive staff saw Lindsay Morris decide to pursue a PhD in Statistics.

Sebastian stands in a corridor, leaning against a wall and looks outside at the plants.

Sebastian Schuster

A great supervisor, supportive department, and a diverse range of teaching opportunities were highlights of Dr Sebastian Schuster’s time as a PhD candidate.

Emma Greenbank writes mathematical equations on a whiteboard with an book propped open.

Emma Greenbank

As a born problem-solver, it was Emma’s endless questions about how the world functions that drew her to a degree in Physics and Mathematics.

Adam faces the camera with a staircase behind him.

Adam Day

Reading ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ made Adam Day realise how much he loved mathematics and saw him decide to study it further.

Jessica Santiago

Jessica Santiago

Having always loved learning about stars, galaxies and the universe, Jessica began a degree in physics with the intention of studying astronomy.

Seyedvahid Amirinezhad on graduation day.

Seyedvahid Amirinezhad

Whilst completing his PhD in Mathematics Seyedvahid made the most of the opportunities that Victoria University of Wellington afforded him.