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Tips for juggling work and study

Posted on 14/11/2017 by

If you’d like to work and study at the same time, it’s important to have a plan. Read on for some tips on juggling the two commitments.

Working while you study is an excellent way to gain customer service experience, add to your CV, and keep your bank account looking healthy.

However, a part-time job can be time-consuming, so it’s important to avoid overcommitting yourself. Study should always come first!

It is possible to do both if you’re organised and motivated. In fact, we often encourage students to work a few hours a week so they can gain some real-world experience while they study.

Here are some tips for juggling work and study from Cathy Alder, one of our employment consultants.

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Apply now to study travel & tourism in 2018

Posted on 24/10/2017 by

ITC has courses starting in January, February, and March 2018 – apply now to secure your spot!

Want to make 2018 your best year yet? Study travel & tourism with the International Travel College of New Zealand!

ITC has three qualifications starting in early 2018:

15 January – New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Travel & Tourism Level 3

19 February – New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3

19 March Diploma in International Tourism and Travel Management Level 5

All of these qualifications will prepare you for a career in the airline, travel and tourism industry – both here in New Zealand and abroad.

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A day in the life of John Armstrong – ITC tutor

Posted on 17/10/2017 by

ITC Tutor John Armstrong shares his daily routine, including some tips for students about staying motivated.

Known for his friendly nature and great sense of humour, John has been a tutor at ITC for twelve years (and counting). He loves helping students discover the magic of a career in travel and tourism. 

Describe your typical day

I spend my day teaching, marking, prepping, researching, and updating myself. I also help with referrals for both new students and alumni students (graduates).

I teach Level 3 Tourism, Level 3 Aviation, Level 4 Travel, and I’ve recently taken on Foundation IATA, which is an external paper and recognised globally. I enjoy teaching IATA because it’s a new challenge, and I tell my students each time I teach it that we are embarking on a long journey together. We learn so much. IATA is changing as this is a fast and rapidly growing industry, it’s really exciting.

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Five ways to make studying easier

Posted on 10/10/2017 by

A simple way to make studying easier is to come to class every day so you can get good support from your tutors.

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.

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Five tips for studying with friends

Posted on 03/10/2017 by

Studying with friends can be a great way to learn – as long as you stay focused.

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.

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Meet the ITC graduate working in Canada

Posted on 26/09/2017 by

ITC graduate Sarah Collins is living and working in Jasper, a beautiful alpine town in Canada.

“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.

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All about the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel

Posted on 19/09/2017 by

The NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel will help prepare you for a job in NZ’s exciting tourism industry.

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.

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How to find a tourism job with ITC’s Employment Consultants

Posted on 05/09/2017 by

Are you a past or present ITC student looking for work? Come and visit our Employment Consultants today!

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.

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Take your career to the next level with the NZ Diploma in Tourism (Level 5)

Posted on 01/08/2017 by

Prepare for a career in tourism management with the New Zealand Diploma of Tourism (Level 5).

Are you ambitious, self-motivated, passionate about tourism, a natural leader, and great with people?

If so, a management career could be your calling – and the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism (Level 5) could help you fulfil your leadership potential.

This Level 5 Diploma helps to prepare you for a management career in the airline, travel and tourism industry. It builds on the topics covered throughout the Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications, and arms you with the skills necessary to take on a leadership role.

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3 reasons to return to study after you get your first tourism job

Posted on 25/07/2017 by

Returning to study after a few years in the tourism workforce can be a great way to take your career to the next level.

If you’ve been working in tourism for a while, and you’re looking for your next career opportunity, returning to study at Level 5 could help you get a better, higher paid job.

Your first tourism job is just the beginning. Here are three reasons to return to study after you’ve had some work experience.

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