Phillipa O'Driscoll

Class of: 2006
School: Catholic Cathedral College
Scholarship Partner: Fulton Hogan Ltd
At school Phillipa had a reputation for being a focused and motivated student. Her Careers Advisor at Catholic Cathedral College said "her work ethic, excellent level of output and attention to detail sets her apart from other students and allows her to achieve academically." Her academic and artistic talent were reflected in the prizes she won for Science, Business Studies and Art. Phillipa always had a lot to balance in her busy schedule, including Sports, Stage Challenge and part time work.

Tony McCabe at Fulton Hogan was impressed by Phillipa's preparation and knowledge of his company at the interview for a First Foundation Scholarship. "She also impressed with her intelligence and sense of humour. She has a good work-life balance with school/study, sport and family." At Fulton Hogan, Phillipa enjoyed developing skills in a variety of tasks that help contribute to the running of the business.

Phillipa studied at The University of Otago for conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. She then travelled through Australia, Asia and a number of other places worldwide before returning to Christchurch to work for the Earthquake Commission.

In 2015 Phillipa started a Masters in Health Science and Bachelor of Nursing.