Our Finalists

Who will win Global Student Challenge 2021?

Welly Construction

Wellington Institute of Technology

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

Fiona Daniel

After spending 15 years working in the industry, I decided to come back to education to further develop my Architectural Technology and Quantity Surveying skills. Taking life experiences into this virtual competition allows me to view the learning landscape with a real-life lens, yet explore the knowledge I have yet to experience throughout my career. The takeaway for me from this experience will definitely set up my business practice and has given me the drive to understanding all aspects of business ownership on top of the working mechanics of owning a construction company.

Leona Zhang

Participating in CIOBGSC 2021 gave me a real thrill as an international student studying Quantity Surveying at WelTec, based in Wellington, New Zealand. CIOB is a simulation game about operating a construction company, in which I can connect my year1 learning content with "actual" situations. Through this competition, I learned a lot of knowledge about managing a construction company. This will be very useful for my future study and work. In addition, I can know more about the operation of overseas construction companies, and it is also helpful for my future career planning.

Paul James

I moved to New Zealand from Texas to study Quantity Surveying as a 'next step' in my career development. I've worked for years building websites and web apps, but I decided to make a change and pursue my ever-growing interest in construction and building science. Starting a new career in a new country is challenging, and I saw competing in the Global Student Challenge as an opportunity to increase my understanding of the construction industry and stand out in a competitive job market.

Jack Field

I am currently studying at WelTec and am in my second and final year of the course I am taking to become a Quantity Surveyor. I intend to be working in the industry by next year, and this competition is heaping a lot with the estimating, financial, overheads and project management of construction. I enjoyed the challenge.