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Waikato students off to Asia on PM's scholarships 28 Feb 2017

Four University of Waikato students have been awarded a combined total of more than $32,000 through the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA).

Top scholarship for Whitianga local 21 Feb 2017

Whitianga’s Hannah Trebes (17) has received a University of Waikato Te Paewai o te Rangi scholarship worth up to $25,000.

Matamata all-rounder awarded top scholarship 20 Feb 2017

Computer whiz, hockey player and music enthusiast Daniel Lansdaal (18) has received a University of Waikato Te Paewai o te Rangi scholarship worth up to $25,000.

Cyber security forum coming to New Zealand 23 Jan 2017

The annual International Organization for Standardization (ISO) event, responsible for cyber security international standards such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series, is coming to Hamilton in April this year.

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Upcoming Events

Seminar: Becoming your own Digital CEO Through Culture, Experiences/Education and Opportunity 24 Mar 2017
Want a top job? Or just a job? Want to be a CEO one day? First thing you do is start a business today. I’ll talk about this and more in my presentation. Secondly is to develop the following 3 (personal and professional) portfolios:

Culture – know who you are and where you’re from,
Experiences – discover, embrace, celebrate and learn from them, and
Opportunities– recognise opportunities that are around you everyday.

Overseas travel for personal and professional work broadens your world perspective and helps you appreciate your country, your culture and your place within them. Embracing new and different experiences widens your skillset and makes you multi-faceted. Change jobs, continuously learn, and celebrate change be it good or bad, because both will help you grow.

Opportunities appear around you all the time, you have to recognise them, chase them and make them - you gotta learn to ‘hustle’.

Your life is your first real company, your first business. You’ve chosen to be a digital CEO by being here, on this educational pathway. As a CEO, you’ve got to have a strategy and start executing!

Guest Lecture: A Day in the Life of an Information Security Manager 30 Mar 2017

Stephen Coates has worked in the IT industry ever since he left school to start as a student apprentice. Having completed his Bachelor's degree at Sheffield City Polytechnic, Stephen has been an enthusiastic distance learner, earning a Postgraduate Diploma with the Open University and converting it to a Master's degree with the University of Portsmouth. He is presently finishing his MBA with Edinburgh Business School. Stephen is a Chartered IT Professional and a keen member of ITP, IT Professionals New Zealand; last year he was elected to serve on its National Board.

For the past five and a half years, Stephen has been working in Hamilton as an Information Security Manager; his first three years in New Zealand were at Waikato District Health Board, before joining Gallagher Group. But, aside from health and manufacturing, his career has included stints in railway signalling, the defence industry, cross-channel ferries, power and gas, and education. Working in information security, Stephen is now the holder of an armful of certifications from the likes of (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS/GIAC and CSA.

His talk will begin with how he approached gaining CISSP certification. Then, as he steps through his journey to becoming an Information Security Manager, he will outline some of the more successful approaches he has seen or taken, and also some of the worst mistakes he has seen or made along the way.

University of Waikato Open Day 19 May 2017
The University of Waikato invites you to join us at our 2017 Open Day. 

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