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Kanthy Aneesh

Graduate Diploma in Accounting Graduate

A photograph of UCOL Graduate Kanthy Aneesh

Class of 2018 Graduand Kanthy Aneesh is already succeeding in her chosen career-path, having turned her internship into a permanent role.

Originally from India, Kanthy has a wealth of experience as a computer engineer in both India and the UK. In 2013 Kanthy and her family relocated to New Zealand where her passion for numbers had a chance to grow.  

“I had wanted to do something different for a while. I had looked at a number of different courses but I wanted to do a hands-on course that would give me experience and lead onto an internship, and with having kids, a place of study in the centre of town meant I could still take them to school.”

Kanthy began her UCOL Graduate Diploma in Accounting at the Palmerston North Campus in June 2017. From here she worked towards finding an internship that would offer her experience to compliment her studies.

“I went and knocked on every door. I had originally emailed out my resume but after having no responses I decided to go door-knocking and I was offered an internship with Greer and Wong Accounting.” 

Her internship meant that she needed to take her course at a slower pace to balance it all with having kids, and her lecturers were more than willing to help make that happen.

“Originally I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it all, but my lecturers were very supportive. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and I completed my Graduate Diploma in November 2018.” 

Now working permanently for the company she was interning for, Kanthy is grateful that she was able to turn her passion into a career so efficiently while being able to still look after her kids and have an active family life. 

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