Leila Hansen

Leila Hansen

3rd-year student, Bachelor of Arts in Event Management with a minor in Marketing

She has always wanted to do something creative, says Leila Hansen who is studying a Bachelor of Arts in Event Management with a minor in Marketing.

“I’ve always felt a pull towards the more creative industries, and a Bachelor of Arts seemed like a great way to begin my journey. I had heard great things about AUTs event management programme, and I really liked the friendly and open culture at AUT.”

Now in the final year of her studies, she has been thoroughly enjoying her time at AUT.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know the students in my classes, and also really like the general vibe at AUT where there is always something fun happening somewhere around the campus. Because the classes include practical and more hands-on learning, everyone gets a chance to showcase their strengths, and I love that many of the assignments in my degree are very creative.”

The flexibility to choose
Leila says she has appreciated being able to tailor her studies to her interests and include subjects from across AUT.

“I chose to major in event management as it has always been a dream of mine to be a wedding planner one day and have a career where I can travel. I also decided to add a minor in marketing as I thought the business skills I’ll learn in this subject would be helpful if I ever own my own event business.”

She wouldn’t hesitate to recommend AUT’s Bachelor of Arts in Event Management to other students.

“I’d highly recommend this programme – it’s a great way to gain insights into your chosen field and make connections with people who are going into the same field of work as you.”

Advice for other students
Expecting to complete her degree in 2024, Leila has some great advice for other students.

“I think it’s important that you are doing something you love and are passionate about.”

You can change your pathway if it doesn’t work out, she adds.

“Don’t be afraid to change your path if it means that you will be happier and more fulfilled in the long run.”