Bachelor of Environmental Planning (Environmental Planning)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
After spending a year abroad on a cultural exchange in Egypt, Tauranga-born Daisy returned to New Zealand to commence her tertiary studies at Waikato. “Hamilton was close to home, but at the same time a new place to live and explore.”
Having been top of her high school geography class, she decided to pursue geography at university with the addition of social policy and politics under the Bachelor of Environmental Planning degree.
“My degree taught me the background needed to move into a career in planning, as well as a number of skills, such as public speaking, mediating and negotiating, which helped me secure a job within this industry.”
As the Graduate Planner for KTB Planning Consultants Limited, Daisy works across a variety of different areas within the business including, helping private clients gain resource consents and liaising with a number of district and regional councils.
“From report writing and using different mapping systems to developing site plans and completing site visits, my role is diverse and interesting. I have the best of both worlds really, a job I love which has me working hard, but also one which allows me to still have a good lifestyle.”
Daisy has aims to progress her career in the field of planning, as well as the possibility of future study in the areas of urban design or GIS mapping.
“For anyone considering a career in planning, Waikato provides a great foundation for the knowledge needed to become a successful planner.”