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Gabe Young

BCMS(Hons) in Computer Science

Gabe Young

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."