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University of Auckland student wins the 2015 Datacom Imagine Cup Scholarship

University of Auckland student wins the 2015 Datacom Imagine Cup Scholarship

"We’ve been running this competition for several years now and this year, as always, we are impressed by the calibre of the applicants."

Datacom has announced that University of Auckland BSc student Rhea Babbar is the winner of this year’s Datacom Imagine Cup Scholarship.

Babbar will have the opportunity to put her skills to the test and gain practical, real-world experience within New Zealand’s leading IT organisation.

The scholarship offers Babbar a paid six month internship working in Datacom’s Microsoft Solutions team in Auckland.

“We’ve been running this competition for several years now and this year, as always, we are impressed by the calibre of the applicants,” Greg Davidson, CEO, Datacom New Zealand.

“Microsoft Imagine Cup is a great initiative that lets students realise their creative ideas and encourages world-class IT talent.”

Babbar is studying a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Auckland with the team producing an app called aFOODable which acts as a one-stop hub to connect charities, donors and supermarkets.

The solution aims to create a three-way connection between donors, charities and supermarkets. Donors can donate food while they are grocery shopping, and charities can reduce the amount of money they spend on buying food items.

“I am extremely thankful to Datacom for giving me this opportunity and very excited to be part of the company,” Babbar adds.

“The journey I took to get to this point has been a rigorous test of my character with a steep learning curve. To be awarded this scholarship means a lot to me after the hard work I have put in.”

Datacom has offered this scholarship for the last five years with the company, every year, committing to hiring a large number of graduating students into permanent roles with around 70 graduates joining the software division alone in the past two years.


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