Three great AUT graduates have had their contracts extended from internships after impressing their employers at athletic clothing company Lululemon in Vancouver.
Bachelor of Design graduate Aishwarya Angadi and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Graduates Jessica Yeoman and Katrina Sharlott were awarded scholarships through AUT Internz, who provide both national and international internships to full-time AUT students in the final year of their degree.
Aishwarya describes her new role as a Design Assistant in the Concept Colour team a dream come true. Her team is responsible for creating and executing the creative vision through seasonal colour palettes and prints, and the role has taught her to be flexible with the changes that come with working for an international corporate company.
“All through university I was told how cutthroat the fashion industry is and how impossible it is to get your foot in the door. I am so grateful to AUT and Internz for giving me the opportunity to break through the walls of fashion and jumpstart my career.”
Katrina was offered a new role in Lululemon’s Whitespace Lab as an Applied Researcher. “Whitespace is a research and innovation lab looking after ‘the future of Lululemon’. We have a lot of state-of-the-art technology for conducting large business-shaping research studies, and with so many different projects on the go, every day here is different and exciting.”
Jessica says she was immediately interested in the role when she saw it advertised. “Research surrounding sports, the movement of the human body or sporting activities is something I’m extremely fascinated by. After reading the description of the internship, I knew it was a job that would expand my skills and experience while providing me with an amazing opportunity.”
All three graduates agree that AUT Internz provides amazing opportunities for graduating students. “The AUT Internz programme is life-changing for students. AUT is one of the only universities that offer these kinds of international connections to recent graduates, and this opportunity might shape the rest of your career,” Katrina says.