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Five tips for overcoming shyness in the classroom

Posted on 16/07/2019 by

Taking small steps out of your comfort zone can take you from shyness to confidence.

It’s normal to feel shy in class. Many of our students feel this way when they start, but they soon come out of their shell once they realise ITC offers a supportive learning environment.

If you’re starting a new class soon – or you’re currently studying but feeling shy – here are five tips to help you overcome shyness. 


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Three inspiring videos by ITC students

Posted on 09/07/2019 by

Hear from ITC students in one of our inspiring videos below. 

Want to learn more about studying airline, travel and tourism at the International Travel College?

One of the best ways to get a peek behind-the-scenes of life at ITC is to watch one of our many student videos over on our Facebook page

From videos of students bungy jumping to classes on work experience, we’re building quite the library of epic video content.

Here are three of our most inspiring videos. 


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How to make the next six months of 2019 count

Posted on 02/07/2019 by

July is the perfect time to revisit your goals from January and make a plan for the rest of the year.

We’re officially halfway through 2019.

With six months to go until another new year dawns, now is a good time to reflect on your goals for 2019 and make any necessary adjustments.

Here are some tips for making the next six months of 2019 count.


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In memory of our cherished colleague Richard Euston

Posted on 27/06/2019 by

Richard Euston was a cherished colleague and friend and we all miss him so much.

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the sudden death of Richard Euston. Richard was the Team Leader of our Study From Home team, and had been at ITC since 2015. He was a dedicated team member who always went above and beyond for his students, he loved hearing about their success and was genuinely devoted to helping people into the industry he loved.

He was the most diligent, hard-working and amiable guy who we all loved working with, and he would happily accept all challenges. He was also funny, smart, humble, resourceful and the most flexible of people, nothing was too much trouble.

We will all miss him so much. Everyone he worked with cherished his humour, good heart and caring nature. We are so saddened, shocked and our love and thoughts are with Stacey and his family. 

Richard’s life will be celebrated on Saturday 29th June – 11am Howick Funeral Home. All students are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

This is also a very sad time for the ITC team as we have lost a cherished colleague and friend, so thank you in advance for your kind words, love and understanding.

We also understand that many of you may be feeling shocked and grieved by this news. If you would like to speak to someone, please call Lifeline (open 24/7) on 0800 543 354.

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Upcoming Open Days and Events at ITC

Posted on 25/06/2019 by

An ITC event or open day is coming to a campus near you soon.

Thinking about studying airline, travel or tourism in 2019 or 2020?

Visit ITC to get a taste of what this industry is all about!

We have several Open Days and Events coming up over the next few months.


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ITC helps NZ dance group attend global dance competition

Posted on 18/06/2019 by

ITC recently sponsored Jaye’s Dance Group t-shirts for a global dance competition in Hawaii.

ITC has a long, proud history of supporting community organisations. From raising money for various charities to donating Christmas gifts to the Auckland City Mission, the College supports a wide variety of worthy organisations every year.

So, it’s no surprise that when ITC chief executive Claire Huxley came across a young dance group fundraising to attend a global competition in Hawaii, she wanted to help.


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Be Inspired: ‘ITC opened the door to my future career’

Posted on 11/06/2019 by

ITC graduate Michelle Coutts is about to start a new job at Disney World in Florida.

Welcome to ‘Be Inspired’. Every few months, we will give you a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse into the journey of an inspirational ITC student and share what it took for them to achieve their goals. Everyone climbs their own Everest, and these students hope to inspire others by sharing the truth of their journey to the summit.

Sometimes, a small step can change your life.

For Michelle Coutts, that small (yet significant) step was choosing to study at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC).

“I didn’t know it when I enrolled, but I had just opened the door into my future career – making it the best decision I ever made,” says Michelle, who recently graduated and secured a job at Disney World in Florida.


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ITC students impress at Go With Tourism Expo

Posted on 04/06/2019 by

Some of the students who volunteered at the Go With Tourism Expo in May.

Several students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) volunteered at the Go with Tourism Expo in late May – and they made a fantastic impression on attendees.

The students were assigned various responsibilities, such as assisting with Flight Attending workshops, participating in an Inflight Safety Demo, hosting delegates, and making mocktails.

ITC Tourism Educator, Daniel Maine, says he was proud to work alongside the students at the Expo.


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Meet the ITC graduate working in New York

Posted on 28/05/2019 by

ITC graduate Rachel Beausang is the USA Corporate Sales Account Manager for Norwegian Air.

A qualification from The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) sets you up for an international career.

We have students working in all corners of the globe, including Dubai, Australia, Tahiti, India, and even New York.

Rachel Beausang is the USA Corporate Sales Account Manager for Norwegian Air. She’s had a varied and illustrious career since she graduated from ITC in 2002.

We recently interviewed Rachel about her incredible career. Below, she shares insight into how she got to where she is today, as well as some tips for future and current students.


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Where are ITC graduates working now?

Posted on 21/05/2019 by

The JUCY offices; one of the many tourism businesses where ITC graduates have found work.

ITC’s number one goal is to help our students find work in the airline, travel and tourism industry when they graduate.

We have a dedicated team of employment consultants who mentor students (past and present) on things like job applications, CV writing, work experience and more.

“Nothing makes us happier than seeing our students get jobs in the industry,” says Sarndra Stephens, an employment consultant based in the City Campus.


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