Nicole Davey

Bachelor of Business

Strategic Management, Human Resource Management

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Waikato OE/CRCC Asia Travel Award
  • WMS International Exchange Scholarship

What made you choose to study at Waikato?

I wanted to study business and Waikato Management School is globally recognised – plus the lecturers are such good value.

What’s your favourite subject and why?

I really enjoy Strategic Management because you're able to transfer theory into real world experiences. For example, the Waikato Management School Case Competition gives you the chance to create a strategy about a real company.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I'm on campus for most of my day because the atmosphere inspires me to work hard. When I’m not studying, I’m preparing myself for my role as the Vice-President of the 2019 WMSSA board, which is exciting. On my weekends I like to head back to the Bay of Plenty to spend time with family.

Congratulations on being offered an internship in Japan next year with CRCC Asia. What are you looking forward to most about your internship in Tokyo?

I’m really excited to learn about the Japanese culture both in and outside of business. I'm ready to go out of my comfort zone and embrace the opportunities that arise while I’m there. I can’t wait to network with international students and learn about the Japanese economy and business practices.

How have you changed in your time at Waikato?

I’ve gained a lot of confidence in various areas of my life and I’ve learnt a lot – this has added value to whatever I undertake, both in the workplace and in social situations. My degree has taught me to frequently update my goals and aim higher.

How do you think you can make a difference through your studies?

A lot of the cases that I’ve worked on throughout my degree have focussed on sustainability and the impact business practices have on the planet. When I enter the workforce I hope to embrace those values and better the industry.

What do you plan on doing when you finish your degree?

I would love to work overseas, preferably in Japan. I want to work in strategy, in the realm of business analysis or business advisory. Aligning my values with a company is more important to me than choosing a certain industry – this is how I can make the best impact.

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