Exciting news for anyone interested in the potential-filled markets of North Asia, Southeast Asia and Latin America!

The North Asia, Southeast Asia and Latin America Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) are joining forces to offer the nationwide 2019 Market Insights Programme (MIP).

The MIP is a project-based, guided internship programme that harnesses the market and culture-specific insights of domestic and international tertiary students and matches these to the needs of New Zealand businesses.

Last year, the programme was piloted to great acclaim by the Southeast Asia and Latin America CAPEs in Hamilton and Wellington.

This year, the cross-CAPEs programme will engage with students, businesses and expert partners in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.

Students are selected through a competitive application process and are guided by dedicated academic mentors throughout the programme. Expert partners join the programme to host specialist workshops and facilitate valuable networking opportunities.

The 2018 MIP earned high praise from participants. Student Sarah Shum said the programme offered a real-world environment and gave her access to mentors in the industry.

Richard Wanhill, of Taratahi Instiute of Agriculture, said his MIP experience was invaluable – so much so, that his company is now allocating budget to off-shore investment opportunities based on the work of the “motivated and excited” MIP students.

Watch the short video about the Market Insights Programme below:


The CAPEs are seeking students, businesses, and expert partners to take part in our 2019 MIP programme. Find out more and register your interest before 7th June 2019 here.

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