Getting to experience life in Silicon Valley straight after university is an amazing opportunity, says AUT business alumna Brooke Nolly who now works for Dropbox, San Francisco.
“My life here is but a dream! I work in one of the most beautiful offices in the world, alongside amazing, down to earth people. Dropboxers are so supportive, and embody teamwork and paying it forward on a daily basis. I seriously couldn’t ask for more.
“There are so many things I love about my role – the innovative technology, my diverse team, the corporate culture, and of course all the amazing food and perks of working in Silicon Valley,” says Brooke who graduated last July and moved to the USA thanks to an AUT Internz international scholarship.
“I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the AUT Internz scholarship. I initially came here to intern at RogenSi, and have since worked for two major Silicon Valley companies; Pinterest and Dropbox.”
Meaningful and ethical
She says her Bachelor of Business prepared her well for her work now, and she appreciated that each paper incorporated the importance of corporate social responsibility.
“I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am for the AUT Business School and its ethical standpoint. AUT really is the university for the changing world. I enjoyed discussing the pressing issues we face as consumers, debating the notion of right and wrong with my peers, and building lasting relationships with lecturers. For me, AUT was a modern, comfortable environment where I excelled academically because I had a passion for my degree.”
There were many highlights throughout her studies, Brooke says.
“I loved working on meaningful projects like mesothelioma law suits, understanding the raw creativity behind successful guerrilla and ambush marketing campaigns, and staying after class to discuss philosophers like Karl Marx and Immanuel Kant. I’m super proud of my grades as a whole, and of my research report on the experiences of vulnerable workers in the cleaning industry, which I completed in conjunction with the Service and Food Workers Union.”
* The Marketing major is now called Market Insights: Marketing, Advertising, Retailing, Sales.