Posts by Jess O'Connor
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…)Posted in News, Staff News | Tagged ITC Staff, tourism careers, Travel and Tourism, travel careers | Leave a reply
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…)Posted in News, Student success | Tagged airline, black and white, corporate uniform, dress code, ITC, Travel and Tourism |
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…)Posted in News, Student success | Tagged scholarship, Travel and Tourism | Leave a reply
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…)Posted in Student success | Tagged Disney Experience, Disney World, Students working at Disney | Leave a reply
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…)Posted in In the Community | Tagged 2015, goal setting, resolutions | Leave a reply
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…)Posted in News, Staff News | Tagged Japan, Masters, Travel and Tourism | Leave a reply
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.Student success | Tagged Base Backpackers, ITC, jobs, Tourism Industry, Work Experience | Leave a reply
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.Student success | Tagged Disney World, ITC graduates, life experience, tourism jobs, Travel, Work Experience | Leave a reply
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.In Schools | Tagged aviation short courses, Base Backpackers, Flight attending, flight attending workshops, jet boating, Kawarau Jet Boat, New Zealand, Novotel, Rotorua, tourism short courses | Leave a reply
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.News, Student success | Tagged IATA, IATA Foundation Exam, international students in NZ |