Alena Choong

Smartrak - Hamilton, New Zealand

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Software Engineering

I grew up playing computer games and when I decided to pursue software engineering, I came into it thinking that I was only going to make computer games once I graduated. What I really liked about the software engineering programme at Waikato University was the breadth of computer science topics taught. Whilst I was studying, I thought it was a shame that you couldn’t pick any electives until fourth year - but after my first work placement at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, I realised that the degree structure at Waikato prepares you to become an engineer fit for any industry.

I am currently working at Smartrak where I help create and maintain software used in tracking and aiding over 23,000 assets across Australasia each day. I go to work everyday excited to work with intelligent and creative people on various projects to help customers make smart business decisions remotely. I absolutely love my job and am happy that I chose to study at the University of Waikato.

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