Class of: 2004
School: One Tree Hill College
Scholarship Partner: Heidrick & Struggles
From Yr 9 Sergej achieved 1st or 2nd place in most subjects including English, a language he did not speak when he came to New Zealand from Yugoslavia aged five as a refugee. A particularly impressive academic achievement was attaining first in class for 7th maths with statistics whilst he was still in the 5th Form. Sergej was awarded the Top All Round Boy several years running. "He is an outstanding student in every way, with a warm and friendly personality," said his Principal. These qualities equipped Sergej to lead within school and in sports.
Stephen Leavy, Client Partner at Heidrick & Struggles speaks highly of this young man and Sergej values the business and networking skills that he developed during his work experience in this company.
Sergej is fulfilling his long-time dream, to become a doctor and help other people, through Medical studies at The University of Auckland. Sergej's 2011 overseas placement took him back to Yugoslavia to work in the Vojno Medicinska Akademija (the Military Medical Academy hospital of Belgrade, Serbia) where his father works. He graduates in 2012 as a Junior Doctor.