I graduated from the publishing course in the 1990s. The publishing world I walked in to over 15 years ago was certainly very different from the industry today. But Whitireia gave me skills and confidence to try anything and be flexible in my approach.
I've worked in a variety of companies and roles, from the wonderful Godwit (still, then, independent) to Little, Brown UK, and now am the marketing director at Penguin Books UK. In 2013 we won 'best marketing campaign' at the British Book Awards! I love publishing as much as ever and always love to hear from new Whitireia graduates who are testing out the British book industry. My New Zealand publishing experience set me in good stead for working in London.