Food Technologist, Loft Foods
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Food Science
Studying a double major is a great option if you want to prepare yourself for a varied and meaningful science career, says Hannah Gu who completed a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Chemistry.
“I had always been interested in food science and a career as a food technologist. I believe it’s a meaningful career path for my future. Chemistry is a great combination with food science, as these areas are closely linked. By studying both chemistry and food science, I built a solid foundation for my future career.”
While there have been many highlights throughout her studies so far, one paper has stood out, Hannah says.
“General Chemistry, which I took in my first semester, was one of my favourite papers. Professor Allan Blackman taught it in such a clear but interesting way – it really triggered my interest in chemistry.”
Hannah came to New Zealand as an international student from Jiaxing, near Shanghai in China.
“I’m always looking for something new, which is what drove me to New Zealand. AUT stood out for me as it’s known as a university that prepares students well for their future careers.”
It’s a decision she hasn’t regretted, Hannah says.
“The lecturers were all professional but friendly. The learning environment was comfortable, with a lot of services for students from different backgrounds. I also loved the fact that AUT is located in the city centre, so I could be close to what is happening in Auckland.”
Plenty of opportunities
The many opportunities students have access to are what makes university life so meaningful, Hannah says.
“I appreciate all the opportunities I was given at AUT. This kind of recognition means a lot to me.
“I was working as a peer tutor for other Chinese-speaking students, and over the summer break I also worked as a mentor on AUT’s university preparation programme, UniPrep. I’ve really enjoyed these experiences.”
Last updated: 02-Aug-2017 10.10am
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