Business and Engineering student team wins national IT Challenge

07 September 2018
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Raymond Wang, Shurui Li, Zi Yuan Tee and Benny Chun

Congratulations to a team of undergraduate students from the University of Auckland who recently won the MYOB IT Challenge, an annual nationwide competition looking for young talent with a blend of business acumen, technological smarts and presentation skills. Fifty-five teams totalling 220 students from five New Zealand universities competed.

Team Steak won the final at MYOB’s head office on Saturday 1 September, taking away a large share of the $5000 prize fund. Their winning entry was a solution that provides businesses with a cashflow visualisation tool, while runners-up Team Nebula, also University of Auckland students, developed a benchmarking app for business metrics.  

The four team members in the final were Raymond Wang (Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)), Shurui Li (Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)) and Zi Yuan Tee and Benny Chun, both studying Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) conjoint degrees.

MYOB New Zealand General Manager Carolyn Luey says the Challenge builds on key skills that employers look for.

“Companies today are seeking employees with different types of skill sets – hiring graduates has evolved from looking for technical competency, to looking for the ability to collaborate and work as a team.

“The MYOB IT Challenge offers young Kiwis exactly that. It gives tertiary students real-life experience of a team environment, while growing New Zealand’s tech talent pipeline,” she says.

The business management solutions company MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) launched the competition in 2015, in conjunction with the University of Auckland Management Consulting Club (MCC). For more information, visit www.myobitchallenge.co.nz.