Posts by Jess O'Connor
Studying can be hard work – but with the right attitude, it can also be a lot of fun.
Here are five tips for making studying easier so you can achieve your tourism qualification with less stress and more enjoyment.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
One of the best things about studying at ITC is that you’ll make lifelong friends. ITC is a social college – many students say that ITC is “just like one big family!”
If you visit ITC, you’ll see students laughing in corridors, sharing a meal in the common area, practising role-play assignments in the Airport Training Centre, or studying together for a test.
Most courses involve a lot of group work, so it’s important that you can be productive and have fun with your classmates at the same time. Here are five tips for studying with friends without getting too distracted.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
“Thank you ITC for opening my eyes to what is out there in the world.”
These are the words of Sarah Collins, an ITC graduate who is now working as a ticket agent in the beautiful alpine town of Jasper in Canada. Set on a lake and surrounded by snowcapped mountains, Jasper is a popular tourism destination renowned for its stunning natural beauty.
“Everything is going so amazing over here!” says Sarah, who has been working in Jasper since May.
“I’m absolutely in love with the town. There are so many New Zealanders and Australians here so I don’t feel far from home.”
We caught up with Sarah to learn more about her exciting Canadian adventure and to get some tips for future ITC graduates looking to pursue an international career.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Do you love to travel? Are you a ‘people person’? Are you passionate about New Zealand?
If you’re nodding ‘yes’, then a career in New Zealand’s growing tourism industry could be your calling – and ITC has just the qualification to help you get there.
The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel Level 3 is a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
New Zealand is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world – so it’s no surprise that many international students choose to study here.
In 2016 alone, more than 131,000 international students studied in New Zealand, with the majority (63%) based in Auckland.
Whether they are here for six months or six years, these students bring diversity, culture, knowledge, and so much more to our Pacific nation.
We believe that international students make New Zealand a better place – here’s seven reasons why.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Did you know that ITC has two dedicated Employment Consultants whose job is to help you find work?
Sarndra Stephens and Catherine Alder are committed to helping ITC students (past and present) gain employment in the airline, travel and tourism industry.
Whether you are looking for work experience while you study, your first job after graduating, or your third or fourth job opportunity since leaving ITC, Sarndra and Cathy can help.
They know about the latest airline, travel and tourism jobs and can assist you with preparing for an interview and making an excellent first impression (once you have your CV ready).
Here are some tips for making the most of this incredible service.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
The International Travel College is delighted to welcome a new tutor to the team, Sarah Boyd. Below, Sarah shares her career highlights, including how she caught the travel bug and fell in love with teaching tourism.
The best feeling in the world is that feeling you get in the pit of your tummy when a plane starts speeding down the runway, engines blasting, and the nose tips upwards and the wheels leave the tar.
I was five years old the first time I experienced this feeling, on a family trip to Malta. It was then that I knew I had been bitten by the travel bug.
Born in Newcastle (the North East of England), I travelled extensively to Europe on family vacations during my childhood, until we immigrated to South Africa when I was 10.
Growing up, all I ever wanted to do was travel. So I was delighted when I was offered a job selling vacations to exclusive members of RCI and Southern Sun holiday reservations, first in Africa, and then internationally. For eight years, I learned how to sell travel, deal with clients, and master technical booking systems.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Just a few months ago, Sharon Beardsmore was working as a waitress at Denny’s while she saved for the trip of a lifetime.
Now, Sharon is living and working at Disney World in Orlando, Florida – a childhood dream come true.
We caught up with Sharon just before she left to Disney to learn about her studies at ITC, her passion for travel, and what the future has in store.News, Student success | Tagged Disney Cultural Exchange Program, Disney World, Student success | Leave a reply
Two ITC students recently attended the Discussing Tourism event in Auckland on 27 July.
Talei Halofaki and Justine Tai both received special invitations to attend the event after they were nominated by their tutor, Kirsten Leith, for their excellent standard of work and passion and enthusiasm for working in the tourism industry.
Kirsten accompanied the students to the event, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Auckland.In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
Every year, the International Travel College holds a glamorous graduation ceremony at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. This special event is a chance to celebrate every new ITC graduate – and it’s always a night to remember.
This year, the ceremony was held on the evening of Friday 21st July. The theme was ‘Your Culture’, where everyone dressed up as something from their own country. As always, everyone made an amazing effort – the array of colours and costumes was nothing short of spectacular.
Here are some highlights from the evening.News, Student success | Tagged Graduation | Leave a reply