Cristian Cornejo

Posts by Cristian Cornejo for Graduate profiles

Laila Farah

"Diversity in the public service plays an important part in shaping, maintaining and improving social policies and the quality of public services. It allows for new voices to be heard and for new ideas and systems to be founded based on diverse experiences", says Laila Farah, a graduate at Inland Revenue, Te Tari Taake.

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Posted 13 days ago by Cristian Cornejo

Rachel Liao

"As an Ethnic Communities graduate, I am extremely humbled to be part of something that is more than just a job; it represents meaningful progress towards Aotearoa’s future of diverse and inclusive leadership", says Rachel Liao, a Graduate Advisor at Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa New Zealand Customs Service.

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Posted 48 days ago by Cristian Cornejo

Shina Asadi

"The Ethnic Communities graduate programme is the perfect opportunity to influence and drive positive change for the benefit of people and communities across Aotearoa New Zealand', says Shina Asadi, whose work with the New Zealand Police is improving police service to victims of crime.

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Posted 2 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Chikita Kodikal

"I truly believe magic can happen if we set aside our perceived differences, recognise each other’s talents and abilities, and meaningfully collaborate and contribute to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable public service", says Chikita Kodikal, a graduate with Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission.

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Posted 3 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Gaurav Bhim

"I think a diverse Public Service will help shape our future. If we want a future where all cultures are understood and welcomed in New Zealand, then this is a step in the right direction", says Gaurav Bhim, whose work at the Ministry of Social Development is helping the Government understand and diminish barriers to employment faced by minority groups.

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Posted 3 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Maha Jaffari

"Having a diverse public sector can help to reach political, social, and economical goals such as social stability, equality and innovation" says Maha Jaffari, whose career goal is to become a senior policy advisor and bring positive change for our communities and society.

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Posted 4 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Manisha Viyakesparan

Manisha was born in England to a Sri Lankan Tamil family and is hoping her placement with the Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme is the beginning of a long and fulfilling career in government. "New Zealand is home to many cultures that have valuable knowledge and experience to share. Graduate Programmes such as this are vital in providing that ‘foot in the door’ for those wanting a career in government", she says.

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Posted 5 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Edward Ennion-Dickison

"Any system benefits when you have a diverse range of lived experiences to draw from", says Edward Ennion-Dickison, whose work in the Regional Development Policy team at the Ministry of Social Development is promoting better connections and cooperation between government agencies in the various regions across the country.

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Posted 6 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

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