“Dedication is more important here, so people have to work hard and learn the technologies.”

Lavanya just secured her first ever job here in New Zealand and it’s thanks to her time with us!

She has just landed a job as a test engineer, and we couldn’t be happier for her!

We caught up with her to ask about her time with us and if she had any advice for people in the same situation.

First of all Lavanya, congratulations on your new job as a test engineer! What was your background before joining Industry Connect?

Thank you. I didn’t have any experience before! I completed my Masters in 2013 and after that I got married and moved to New Zealand. This is my first job in New Zealand!

How was your internship experience at Industry Connect?

It was a great experience, I learned a lot of technology and a lot of new knowledge and had good people around me.

I didn’t know where to go or where to start, I wanted get a job in a software company, but I didn’t know what to do. You guys created a nice way to help me learn the job.

I started with zero knowledge in software testing and after training I had a basic idea of the industry. After that I entered into MVP Studio as an intern.

During the internship I got nice teammates too, who helped me with the work. We discussed the projects and problems together and helped each other.

These are the things that made me feel great.

Would you recommend Industry Connect to others?

I would surely recommend Industry Connect to people who are passionate about IT and software. Dedication is more important here to go with the job, so people have to work hard and learn the technologies.

These are the things that helped me land my new job as a test engineer.

Thank you Lavanya, and good luck in your new career!


What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
  • Test Analyst

  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
  • Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.

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