Career slam-dunk for University of Canterbury graduate
A Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree from the University of Canterbury (UC) combined with years of voluntary work have helped Cam Wilson shoot for, and land, his dream job.
Cam, 22, says the connections made while he was studying and the practical experience that was part of his degree definitely helped him get “a foot in the door”.
“With Sport Coaching at UC, you’re coming out of university with experience already. Being able to put what you’ve learned in class into practice straight away definitely helped me get this job.”
He spent the last the last two years of his study working part-time for the Canterbury Rams, Canterbury’s premier basketball team, providing performance analysis and development coaching.
He also coached voluntarily in Kaiapoi and Rangiora while he was a student and had a paid coaching job at St Andrew’s College.