Melanie Langlotz
Melanie Langlotz  -  Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise

Born in Germany, SIT Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise student Melanie Langlotz came to New Zealand to work at a film post-production facility in Auckland after her career in film had taken her all around the UK and Europe. Dramatic changes in the film industry led Melanie to pursue a career in augmented reality and take up the role as Business Development Manager for Augview.

Melanie stumbled across SIT and the zero fees scheme while looking at education options for a friend online and once she had identified the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise via SIT2LRN distance learning, she knew this was the perfect professional development opportunity to complement her new business development role.

Melanie found the course gave her the skills and knowledge to bring her start up project in partnership with the Otorohanga District Development Board and The Otorohanga Kiwi House into fruition. Her company Augview have developed a smart device app which simulates augmented reality similar to a hologram. This project incorporates bringing back extinct Moas in an interactive virtual reality form so that tourists can interact with them.

Melanie found that the programme facilitators have a large knowledge base and even though they communicate via distance found the communication and support offered of a high level that substantially met her needs.

Melanie’s vision for the future is to continue the expansion of the augmented reality app and enhance the capabilities of virtual reality.