Can you believe that 2018 is nearly over?!
It’s been a massive, wonderful year for ITC, with many student successes to celebrate. Here are some of our top stories from 2018.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
When an ITC student goes on work experience, they could be meeting their future employer for the first time.
Many students who participate in work experience end up working for that employer later down the track – sometimes as soon as one week later.
For example, Brookglenn Olsen recently started a job at InterCity after doing work experience there in late November. She got a call one week after her work experience offering her a job. She’s now working part-time in the afternoons and will go full-time in January once she’s finished her qualification.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Tagged Tourism Industry, tourism jobs, Work Experience | Leave a reply
Nicola (Nicky) McCutcheon is the newest Employment Consultant at ITC. Her role is to help students find employment in the airline, travel and tourism industry.
She shares this role with Sarndra Stephens, a long-serving ITC employee. Together, they help students with their job search through initiatives such as:
- On-campus CV workshops
- Interview preparation
- Work experience and volunteer opportunities
- General support, encouragement, and advice
Past and present students can use the Employment Consultants in their job search. Whether you’re currently studying or you’ve already graduated, you can reach out to Nicky or Sarndra for support. (more…)Posted in News, Staff News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
This year, several ITC students sat down to complete a very challenging test: the IATA Foundation Course final exam.
The exam (like the entire IATA course) is intensive and demanding, but ITC is pleased to announce that 100% of its students passed – a great result considering the nature of the test. (more…)Posted in News, Student success | Tagged IATA | Leave a reply
Earlier this month (Nov 8), the Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018 was held in Wellington.
Hundreds of tourism delegates met at Te Papa to discuss the future of tourism and exchange ideas, opportunities, and challenges.
Here are some of the key announcements and talking points from the day.In the Community, News, Study inspiration, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply
Imagine being able to wake up every morning and say “I work at the happiest place on earth”.
That’s a reality for ITC graduate Benjamin Strickland. He is working at Disney World in America as a Quick Service Food and Beverage Attendant. He’s stationed in the Pinocchio Village Haus in the Magic Kingdom.
“I work for one of the most well-known companies in the world and the location I work at is the happiest place on earth,” says Benjamin.News, Student success | Leave a reply
Several travel and tourism students from ITC are participating in an exciting work experience opportunity next week.
They will be volunteering at the annual CATE (Careers & Transition Education Association Aotearoa) Conference at SkyCity from Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Tourism is a fun, rewarding industry, but like any sector, it takes hard work, commitment, and a positive attitude to climb the career ladder.
Whether you’re a high school student, a recent graduate, or 20 years into your career, watching inspiring speeches is a great way to stay motivated (and an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s wisest people).
Here are three of our favourite inspiring speeches to watch (and rewatch) at all stages of your tourism career.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Normally, the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) enforces a strict black and white dress code (to help students get into the habit of dressing professionally).
However, if you walked into the ITC City Campus on October 3, black was almost nowhere to be seen.
Everyone turned up to College in their brightest colours to raise money for Kidscan.News, Student success | Leave a reply
After graduating with a Level 4 qualification seven years ago, Laura Orsbourn has returned to ITC to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism Level 5.
Laura has spent the past seven years working in hotels, and is studying Level 5 to pursue her lifelong dream of working at Disney World.
“I have come back to ITC to apply for the Walt Disney Cultural Program 2020,” says Laura.News, Student success | Leave a reply