Class of: 2005
School: Onehunga High School
Scholarship Partner: House of Travel
Renee was the top female academic performer in her Yr 11. Her focus and enthusiasm impressed those around her said her Yr 12 Dean. "She brings her own personality and strong leadership skills as well as a desire to get the most out of every learning experience." A young woman with an interest in business, Renee's ambition was to study for a Commerce degree at University.
When awarding Renee a First Foundation Scholarship Julie Bohneen, Director of House of Travel said of this Scholar: "When you combine enthusiasm, high energy levels and a 'can do' attitude with intelligence you know you're on to a winner. Renee impressed us as a young woman who will succeed in whatever she decides to put her mind to. Behind this determination are strong positive values provided to her through the foundation built by her family. We are really looking forward to welcoming her into the House of Travel family knowing that she will bring vibrancy to our business." Renee built a strong portfolio of business experience at the House of Travel.
Having studied at AUT, Renee graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2009. She relished the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands on an academic exchange in 2008. She was employed by a sizeable advertising and media company DraftFCB in Auckland, NZ and left in 2012 to travel back to live and work in The Netherlands. Renee now works for Zuru as a Global Marketing Manger.