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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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Disney Exchange inspires two friends to return to ITC

Posted on 14/05/2019 by

ITC graduates Aunima (left, middle) and Amina (right) recently returned home from 12 months at Disney World and are now studying towards a Level 5 Diploma at ITC.

When good friends Amina Tipuna and Aunima Haque graduated from ITC and travelled to Disney World for work experience, they weren’t sure what to expect.

Now, after spending an incredible 12 months living and working at “the Happiest Place on Earth”, Amina and Aunima have returned to ITC to further their education with a Diploma in Tourism.

They say their time at Disney was so inspiring, it really cemented their passion for the tourism industry.

“I came back from Disney determined to extend my knowledge of the travel and tourism industry and gain a higher qualification,” says Amina.

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Airline, travel and tourism courses for everyone

Posted on 07/05/2019 by

Kickstart your airline, travel and tourism career with a qualification from ITC.

At ITC, we understand there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to study. That’s why we offer a range of study options and courses.

We want to make studying airline, travel and tourism accessible to everyone who’s passionate about this exciting industry.

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Five ways ITC brings real-world learning to the classroom

Posted on 30/04/2019 by

Study at ITC and benefit from real-world learning, such as work experience, industry speakers, career expos and more.

At ITC, we believe for students to thrive in the tourism industry, they need to learn from more than just textbooks.

That’s why we pride ourselves on bringing ‘real-world learning’ to the classroom.

“The tourism industry is about people, first and foremost,” says ITC Marketing Manager Mel Jenkins.

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‘Studying at ITC was one of the best decisions I ever made’

Posted on 16/04/2019 by

ITC graduate Eileen enjoys a well-deserved break in beautiful Rarotonga.

In November 2012, Eileen Verona left her home country of the Philippines and travelled to New Zealand to study at ITC.

She says that it was “one of the best decisions” she ever made – and after reading her story, you’ll find it easy to see why.

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Meet the ITC graduate making headlines

Posted on 09/04/2019 by

ITC graduate Leo Seuula recently appeared on Seven Sharp and the New Zealand Herald.

Does the name Leo Seuula ring a bell? Even if his name doesn’t sound familiar, you might recognise his friendly face – because Leo has been making headlines left, right and centre!

The ITC graduate has been featured on Seven Sharp and the New Zealand Herald, described as “the man living the dream helping thrill seekers jump off Auckland’s Sky Tower”.

Leo works for AJ Hackett, helping tourists and adventure seekers walk around (or jump off!) the ring of the Sky Tower – some 192m above street level.

For most people, this would be a terrifying thing to do once – let alone for your day job – but Leo says he’s living his dream.

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ITC students get epic work experience at Polyfest

Posted on 02/04/2019 by

ITC tutor Daniel Maine says he was blown away by his students professionalism, passion and positive attitude at Polyfest.

Staff and students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) had an awesome time at the 2019 ASB Polyfest last month.

ITC tourism educator and marketing support person, Daniel Maine, hosted the ITC stall at the event, along with several student helpers.

For ITC students, being at Polyfest was a fantastic work experience and networking opportunity.

Daniel says he was blown away by the students professionalism, passion, and all-round amazing attitude on what was an action-packed, epic day.

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