When new graduate Elise Le Compte completed her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Supply Chain Management and Global Business, she was offered jobs by three different industry-leading companies, one overseas and two domestically.
She hadn’t applied for any of them.
“However, I wasn’t quite ready to part ways with Lincoln yet…so spent another year completing my Master of Business majoring in Global Management and Marketing. Again, the skills and knowledge I gained from this degree meant I was offered another three jobs upon completion,” Elise said.
She was raised in central Wellington and completed secondary school at Christchurch Girls’ High. It was at Careers Days in Year 13 that she learnt about what Lincoln offered in business majors.
“What appealed most about these was how practical and tailored they were to the New Zealand economy, yet how applicable they were on a global scale as well. By that night, I had enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Supply Chain Management and Global Business.”
She said the numerous job offers she received were in part due to her academic achievement, “they were also presented due to the fact Lincoln business degrees and graduates are known to have a unique, commercially focused mindset that is applicable in almost any industry.”
She now works at Silver Fern Farms, and is one of the first two graduates in the business’s Graduate Programme.
“This is a three-year rotational programme which to date, has enabled me to travel around the country and work on domestic and international projects in the Marketing and Supply Chain teams.
“My time at Lincoln University and the degrees I have attained have helped me to establish a unique and competitive position in the workforce, which has proven to be in high demand.”
“Whilst my majors have helped focused my studies, the structure of these degrees are comprehensive and build skills and knowledge that span across various business disciplines and industries.”