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Taylors College Auckland: The start of your future career

Taylors College Auckland’s mission is to help international students do well in their foundation programme and university studies to kickstart their future career. With the University of Auckland ranked #1 in New Zealand and 68th worldwide for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022), it has a proven focus on not only academic studies but practical experience to help you get to where you want to be.

Taylors College and the University of Auckland are proud of the success their graduates enjoy. A great example is Kyle Hang, from China’s Jiangsu Province. At 17, after high school, he left his hometown just two hours’ drive from Shanghai for New Zealand to complete the Foundation Studies Certificate at Taylors College Auckland. He was looking for a quality education to ensure his career aspirations and of course an adventure in a different part of the world.

Hang took four subjects alongside his English course: Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Chemistry. “These subjects really prepared me well for my Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Auckland,” he says. “It gave me the opportunity to work towards a chartership in professional engineering which can only be achieved if you complete your degree at the University of Auckland or University of Canterbury.”

Hang recognised the benefits of a degree from a top 100 university in the world with 12 subjects that are in the top 50 of QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, including Engineering – Civil and Structural. “This means it is a really high-quality education and that your degree is recognised worldwide,” he says. “So even if you are going abroad in the future to seek international opportunities, everybody will know what kind of university you graduated from.”

Clearly so. Today, Hang works as a civil engineer at AECOM, a Fortune 500 company.

The best part? For Hang, it was the people he met and connected with along his journey. “From my personal experience, I made a lot of friends in the foundation course because you go to classes every day with your classmates who have all just come to the country so you get to know some of the guys really well. It’s really easy to make friends and explore new places,” says Hang. “I have a few mates from my time at Taylors.”

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Taylors College Auckland engineered Kyle Hang’s journey to becoming a professional engineer in New Zealand. Source: Taylors College Auckland

Amy Ma, who attended Taylors College Auckland in 2018, is one semester away from graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at the University of Auckland. She’s currently a summer intern in enterprise risk at one of the big four business consulting firms EY, part of Ernst and Young Global.

“If you do well in your internship at EY, it is possible they will offer you a graduate position once you have completed your studies,” she says. “I hope that once I graduate and return to New Zealand after spending some time back home with my family in China, I can work at EY in consulting.”

Now that Ma has completed her internships, she’s found that she really likes consulting. “Once I started interning in consulting across human resources, project management and enterprise risk, I immediately realised I really like consulting and it is the area of business I would like to pursue when I graduate – at least for the next five years,” she says. “The human interaction and problem-solving really appeals to me.”

Ma’s confident of her future — and that is due, in no small part, to how Taylors College Auckland gave her the right start. “I love Taylors College Auckland for three reasons — the people, the academic papers, and how it helped me prepare for life in New Zealand. Over the year that I studied Foundation Studies, it gave me plenty of time for me to adapt to life in Auckland and basically help me be prepared for my future life in New Zealand,” she says.

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Taylors College is known for its student success. Since 2016, students who have completed the Foundation Studies Certificate have a higher than 90% pass rate at stage one at university or higher. The latest statistics put this figure at 92%.

Students are set to thrive at the University of Auckland before seizing opportunities to work in New Zealand. The country welcomes talented people from all over the world, especially those with skills that are in-demand here, such as audiologist, cardiologist, chemical engineer, ICT managers, and more.

Keen to start your career journey at Taylors College Auckland, your pathway to New Zealand’s top-ranked university? The college offers three intakes throughout the year. You can pick from two programme lengths: standard (four terms) or intensive (three terms), depending on your academic grades and proficiency with the English language.

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