School: Palmerston North Girls’ High School
University: Massey 2015-2017
Current employment: DairyNZ, Trainee Consulting Officer.
Job description: I am currently in training to become a Consulting Officer. This role involves being the farmer facing side of DairyNZ, and sharing information with farmers. A large component of the role is running the discussion group process, where I receive training throughout the year to improve my facilitation and technical skills.
Comments on the scholarship: The scholarship was an incredible support throughout my third year. The guidance given helped me to explore further what I wanted to do, and meant I felt prepared when applying for this job. The networking opportunities were not only a great place to meet new people, but a fantastic time to practice networking with others.
Future plans: This year I am working towards becoming a Consulting Officer, where I will have my own area of farmers. Once in this role, I aim to build trust and relationships with these farmers over a few years, while developing my skills and knowledge towards becoming a Senior Consulting Officer. Long term, I aim to be on-farm, while still being involved with promoting the dairy industry.
Scholarship recipient: 1 year