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.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
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:
All of these qualifications will prepare you for a career in the airline, travel and tourism industry – both here in New Zealand and abroad.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
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.News, Staff News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
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
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
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.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
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.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply