High achieving Wintec students receive Baldwin scholarships
The New Zealand National Fieldays Society Inc was pleased to recognise academic success at a congratulatory ceremony held at Wintec.
The yearly scholarships given by the Society are awarded to Wintec students in their third year of study showcasing academic excellence in event management and applied management. Recipients will also participate in hands-on experience based at the Society’s headquarters.
Awarded the Doug Baldwin Event Management Scholarship Jamie Hodge is no stranger to Fieldays. Hodge regularly attends Fieldays with friends and said the scholarship was an exciting chance for her to get experience.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity in the events industry”. I’ve always had a passion for events and it doesn’t get much bigger than Fieldays, so this is a really exciting opportunity”.
The second scholarship, the Kaye Baldwin Bachelor of Applied Management Scholarship, was awarded to Kimberley Snook and demonstrates the diversity of the events industry. Snook who is a third-year accounting student will join the finance team and will gain hands on experience working on some specific projects related to both events and finance aspects.
“The scholarship will enable me to apply the theory I am studying into a practical environment and real-life situations”, said Snook.
“I am looking forward to learning about the systems and the integrations the finance team are implementing and how they contribute to the overall organisation”.
Life members Doug and Kaye Baldwin, who the awards are aptly named after, were also on hand to pass on their congratulations. The Baldwins have been involved with Fieldays since the event first began in 1969.
Society Chief Executive Peter Nation said the scholarships are about recognising and supporting young people coming into the event industry. We are delighted to be able to support these scholarships which have an overall value of $10,000 each in both cash, kind and work experience. We are also delighted to be able to name these scholarships after two long-serving life members recognising the enormous dedication of namesakes Doug and Kaye.
“These scholarships from the New Zealand National Fieldays Society are significant as they assist students greatly to achieve their education goals,” said Marlene Pouri-Lane, Acting Director, Wintec Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise.
“We enjoy seeing our students succeed in their studies; with the ultimate goal being to see them enter great careers and contribute to building better communities”.
To be eligible for the scholarship students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7). The scholar will receive both financial contribution and mentorship by the Society, with the opportunity to work alongside staff at Society events.