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Introducing Ronika Lal

Posted on 03/03/2015 by
Ronika Lal loves travelling and meeting new people

ITC’s new Academic Services Assistant Ronika Lal loves travelling and meeting new people. Here she is pictured in Glenorchy, Queenstown

Ronika is our new Academic Services Assistant. She joins ITC from a customer service and administration background. Below she tells us why she decided to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

I studied a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland initially majoring in Accounting. However, in my second year I realised it just wasn’t for me. So I had a big think and ended up majoring in International Business and Management. It just was not worth committing money, time and effort into something I didn’t love. (more…)

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Don’t they look smart?

Posted on 24/02/2015 by
ITC students look smart and ready for the workforce since the college introduced a corporate black and white dress code

ITC students look smart and ready for the workforce since the college introduced a corporate black and white dress code

By ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley

This is a phrase an old Aunty, or maybe your parents say, when you dress up for a wedding, family dinner or a job interview. You probably cringe and go bright red! It’s just so embarrassing, why do people care what you look like?

Well, I am sure there are some clever scientists who will explain it better than I, but basically, people form impressions based on how you look. What you are wearing will help people form instant opinions on who you are, how trustworthy you are, your social status, and even how likely you are to be promoted. (more…)

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Congratulations to ITC scholarship winners for 2015

Posted on 16/02/2015 by
ITC Short Course Tutor Ali Rigby (middle) with 2015 scholarship winners (from left to right): Tobius, Falestina, Anita, Natasha and Alexi

ITC Short Course Tutor Ali Rigby (middle) with 2015 scholarship winners (from left to right): Tobius, Falestina, Anita, Natasha and Alex

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) recently awarded scholarships to six talented students.

To apply for a 2015 scholarship, students were asked to submit a video or blog demonstrating their passion for travel and tourism.

ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins was very impressed with the quality of this year’s entries.

“Overall there was a very high standard of applicants for 2015 and this year attracted more applications than ever before,” Ceri said. (more…)

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My Disney Experience

Posted on 03/02/2015 by
Jordana Grace (in the green and black dress) with friends and Donald Duck at Disney World, Orlando

Jordana (in the green and black dress) with friends and Donald Duck at Disney World, Orlando

ITC Graduate Jordana Grace has been living and working at Disney World, Orlando for the past six months. As her adventure comes to an end, she reflects on the amazing experience.

If someone came up and told me a year ago when I started at ITC, that when you finish there you will have a job at Disney World, I probably would have laughed at them and been like yeah right. But that all changed when I found a job vacancy on the notice board that said they were looking for people to apply for the Disney college program so I decided that I would go for it. (more…)

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What’s wrong with New Year resolutions?

Posted on 27/01/2015 by
The best goals take time and perseverance: perfection doesn't happen overnight!

The best goals take time and perseverance: perfection doesn’t happen overnight!

Every January, everyone shares their plans for what they are going to change and how they will succeed in the next year. Often, these best intentions fail, and we beat ourselves up about an inability to do what we said we were going to do so well earlier in the year.

I am fairly cynical about New Year’s resolutions for several reasons, however I think the most important thing is not the goal. I am all for change and trying to improve and modify behaviour and habits, it is just why does it have to be January when we make the decision to form a new habit or try and curb a bad habit? (more…)

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Introducing Takeyuki Morita

Posted on 20/01/2015 by
In addition to being a Travel and Tourism tutor, Takeyuki also teaches a type of martial arts called Shorinji Kempo

In addition to being a Travel and Tourism tutor, Takeyuki also teaches a type of martial arts called Shorinji Kempo

Takeyuki Morita is a new Travel and Tourism tutor at ITC’s Botany Campus. He is covering for Sio Alatini while she is on maternity leave. Takeyuki tells us why he decided to move to New Zealand from his hometown of Okinawa, Japan. (more…)

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Another ITC work experience success story!

Posted on 19/12/2014 by
ITC students Tala and Lita have both secured permanent roles at Base Backpackers thanks to the College's work experience programme

ITC students Tala and Lita have both secured permanent roles at Base Backpackers thanks to the College’s work experience programme

Two more students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) have landed exciting new roles in the tourism industry.

Lita Lamipeti and Tala Time have both been offered permanent roles at Base Backpackers in Auckland after successfully completing work experience at the Queen Street branch.

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Thank you Disney World!

Posted on 16/12/2014 by
Cara Adams has been living and working at Disney World since graduating from ITC

Cara Adams has been living and working at Disney World since graduating from ITC. Here she is pictured in her costume for the ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ playground.

ITC graduate Cara Adams has been living and working at Disney World for the past year. What a journey it has been! She shares some of her favourite memories as she prepares to fly back home to New Zealand.

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ITC short course inspires Rotorua students

Posted on 10/12/2014 by
ITC short course students get a taste of adventure with Kawarau Jet Boats!

ITC short course students get a taste of adventure with Kawarau Jet Boats!

The International Travel College (ITC) recently delivered a short course in one of the North Island’s most popular tourist hubs, Rotorua. Home to bubbling geysers, beautiful lakes and an awesome collection of adventure activities, you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop to teach about travel and tourism.

Although ITC’s campuses are based in Auckland, the College has a team dedicated to delivering offsite short courses around New Zealand. Rotorua was the last offsite destination for 2014 and it certainly ended the year on a high note.

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ITC student scores highest IATA mark in New Zealand

Posted on 09/12/2014 by
International Travel College student Anastasiya Kolchunova is awarded her IATA Foundation Exam certificate by tutor Steve Burke

International Travel College student Anastasiya Kolchunova is awarded her IATA Foundation Exam certificate by tutor Steve Burke

One very bright student at the International Travel College (ITC) has scored the highest mark in New Zealand for the IATA Foundation Exam.

Anastasiya Kolchunova is an international student from Russia who has been at ITC since February 2013. She has completed Level 3 and Level 4 and is now studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management.

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