Raees Ali

Raees Ali

Student, Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Psychology
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations and Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology conjoint programmes

Studying conjoint programmes is a great way to double your career opportunities, says Raees Ali who studied both business and psychology.

“I initially enrolled in the psychology degree but decided to take on the conjoint in my second year because it seemed like a smart option.

“Studying conjoint programmes gives me a lot of freedom in terms of postgraduate study and career opportunities. I can choose to either go into business or health, or even do something that mixes both. I can see myself as either a practising psychologist or working in training and recruitment in the future.”

A wide range of papers
Being able to choose from a vast range of papers was one of the highlight of his studies, Raees says.

“Diversity at Work was great because it focused on issues in the modern-day workforce. There was also a lot of opportunity to discuss and present your opinions.

“Social Psychology was another favourite because it was about how our brains worked in a social context. It covered many interesting topics, including theories on attraction.”

Networking and leadership opportunities
Now enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours), Raees says he has enjoyed the many opportunities his studies offer.

“I’ve had multiple opportunities to meet with business and health professionals. I’ve also taken part in the AUT Shadow a Leader day, an opportunity to spend the day with a New Zealand business leader,” says Raees.

“All these opportunities have helped me build my professional network and learn practical tips.”

In addition to postgraduate study, Raees is also working part-time as a data analyst at AUT’s Office of Pacific Advancement.

Social and supportive
Feeling like you belong can be challenging for first-year students, Raees says.

“It can be easy to get lost, both physically and mentally. This is especially true if your high school friends have gone to other universities. But AUT has so many services to help you settle in and make friends.

“AUT’s orientation programmes helped me make friends before I even started uni. I also made a lot of friends through AUT’s clubs and the many fun events on campus. The culture at AUT is really vibrant, and there’s always something going on.”

Last updated: 14-Jul-2017 2.36pm

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