Institute: Victoria University of Wellington

Position: Teaching Fellow, Researcher, Work Experience Coordinator

As a mature student, Matt was an alumni of the Engineering Faculty’s WIL program in 2013. Having since graduated with a BE and ME, Matt now oversees the same program with ~200 students, whilst working toward a PhD in Engineering and teaching technical topics in IT and Cyber Security; including teaching in China, Vietnam and Samoa.

He has two conference papers published on WIL. The first on soft skills sought by the local IT sector, the second on our IT alumni’s early career experience within IT.

As well as being on the NZACE board, Matt is a member of Engineering New Zealand and is the Wellington Branch Treasurer. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and an associate of the institute of IT Professionals.