BCMS(Hons) in Computer Science
Software Development Engineer, Microsoft, USA
Gabe completed his BCMS (First Class Honours) in 2011 and went to work at Microsoft HQ in Seattle, USA.
"It's an awesome place - I've learnt a lot and met some great people,” says Gabe. "After Microsoft I would like to get into some start-up work and come up with some really cool ideas.” While Gabe was still a student he did an internship for Google in Sydney. "The internship was a really good way to put the skills I learned into practice and it validated that Waikato was teaching me the right stuff."
He's a former world lightweight blokarting champion - lucky enough to travel overseas and compete during semester time without missing too many classes. He was also a Sir Edmund Hillary scholar and met with other scholars twice a week to keep fit. Gabe spent three years in the halls and loved every minute. He paid his rent by taking a senior residential assistant position in the halls. "It was an awesome experience and I took heaps away from my time there. The halls are definitely a great place to stay, you’ll make lifelong friends and make some good memories."