31 October 2016

Squiz Q&A with Project Coordinator, Elliot Judson

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This week, we caught up with Elliot Judson, one of our Project Coordinators based in New Zealand.

Squiz: In which office are you based?

Judson: Wellington, New Zealand

How long have you been part of the Squiz family?

Just over 7 weeks.

What was your path to get there?

After I finished my business diploma at MIT I started working in international logistics in Auckland. I moved to Wellington in June this year and I met Kathy. We had a few coffees and here I am, on a new and exciting career path.

What do you get up to on an average day?

On an average day I’ll check in with the projects I’m responsible for and make sure that they aren’t heading towards any icebergs, help with any issues that come up during the day, and help out sales when and where I can. Then, after work, I might catch-up with some friends and head over to Courtney Place for a bite to eat and maybe a show.

What do you love the most about working at Squiz?

I work with a great bunch of people who have made me feel very welcome here at Squiz and the challenge of learning a new field of work.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

10 year old me wanted to be a Policeman until many episodes of Police Ten 7 made me realise it’s not all car chases and explosions like in Hollywood.

When you’re not being a full time Squizzer, where do you most like to be?

Having a quiet Jameson’s with friends, going to live shows (so many to choose from at the moment), and exploring all the great places to eat down here.

What one thing do you wish you had (skill, thing or other)?

The power of flight so I could explore the world without paying for airline flights, plus the views would be amazing.

Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders or Hurricanes (or couldn’t care less)?

I was born in Hamilton and have lived in Auckland, so whoever is winning out of Blues, Chiefs, or Highlanders is my team for the match

Tell us something random about you.

I am learning New Zealand Sign Language in the hopes of one day volunteering as an interpreter, which is something I have wanted to do since I was little and saw someone interpreting at an event. I started my working life at the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs, so I have a keen interest in accessibility and knowing sign language is just another way I can help.

What attracted you to join Squiz?

The opportunity to learn something new and challenge myself, I love learning and problem solving which I get to do everyday at Squiz.

Finally, why Squiz?

The people and the challenge of learning something new. Both these things keep me engaged and interested in what I’m doing.

Elliot will be tweeting for @lifeatsquiz between 1-4 November - follow along during the week!

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