Porou, Ngaai Tamanuhiri, Ngaati Rangitihi, Ngaati Kahu.
of Rachel’s career has been spent in the education sector with a focus on
tertiary education, and she is currently the National Marketing Manager for Te
Waananga o Aotearoa. Rachel has
experience in distance learning, programme development and business management to
name a few.
attractive learning environment (Te Ao Maaori), indigenous focus, and network opportunities
are what attracted Rachel to the Waikato MBA at the Waikato-Tainui College.
Rachel saw the MBA as an investment in career development.
"The MBA programme gave me opportunities to
learn about creating effective relationships and affirm that some of the things
I do, has a connection to theory.”
Rachel describes the course as unrelenting, she believes that it was a programme
well worth the effort, and the journey was made easier with the support from
whaanau and colleagues.
MBA classroom was full of amazing, intelligent, thoughtful and creative minds.
My study colleagues were people I looked up to; they contributed greatly and,
on many occasions I learnt from them more than from a PowerPoint presentation. I
believe that education and happiness is the key to success in life; from
learning comes knowing, then understanding and thus, empowerment. Education
contributes to making the world a better place” says Rachel.