If you dream of working in the airline, travel or tourism industry, a great way to kickstart your career is to volunteer for unpaid work experience.
Unpaid work experience might not pay in cash, but you will reap plenty of other rewards in exchange for just a few days (or hours!) of your time.
Here are five reasons to give unpaid work experience a try.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Imagine you are going for a job interview. You choose a professional outfit, practice speaking in front of the mirror, and get ready to impress your interviewer with your experience and dedication. You know you are going to make a wonderful first impression.
But, what if your first impression wasn’t when you walked into the interview room to meet your potential employer?
What if your first impression was when they did a quick Google search of your name and viewed your social media accounts?News, Study inspiration | Tagged industry employers, job interviews, job tips, social media |
Finding your dream travel or tourism job might take a few years, but ITC graduate Danielle Marescia says it’s well worth the wait.
Danielle has just been offered her dream job as Cabin Crew with Virgin Australia after years of working hard and gaining customer service experience.
“My dream job has always been to become a cabin crew member,” says Danielle.
“I’m so grateful for ITC’s support. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for ITC.”News, Student success, Study inspiration |
Are you thinking about making a career change and joining the tourism industry?
Firstly, great choice! New Zealand tourism is thriving and you’ll be stepping into an industry with so much potential for growth.
Secondly, we know changing careers is hard. So here are some tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.
1. Take your time (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration |
The New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4 is one of our most popular and comprehensive qualifications – and there are spaces available on our June, July and August intakes.
If you’d love to work in the travel industry and you’re ready to start studying in the near future, contact us today to secure a spot on this sought-after course. Get in quick as spaces will fill fast!News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Are you thinking about a career in tourism? Here are some of the best things about working in this exciting industry according to recent graduates from the International Travel College (ITC).
1. Meeting new people
Tourism is all about people. A job in this industry involves helping people travel — and therefore often involves helping people create once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
“I get the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world,” says Elena Moseeva, Customer Services Representative at Apex Car Rentals.
Shinal Chand, a Customer Services Agent at Aerocare, agrees.
“The high of my job is getting to engage with different types of people every day,” says Shinal.
2. Celebrating travel
If you’re passionate about travel, then you’ll love encouraging other people to travel. A job in the tourism industry allows you to celebrate your passion for travel — and instil it in others — every day.
Helloworld consultant Blair Lovett sums it up perfectly in just three words: he says the highlight of his job is “selling the world”.
3. Working with awesome colleagues
Tourism is a fun, vibrant industry — so the people you work with tend to be fun and vibrant, too!
Jessica Adamson works for STRAY travel and says the highlight of her job is “working in a great atmosphere with awesome co-workers and an amazing team ethic”.
4. Lifelong learning
The tourism industry offers endless opportunities for you to develop both professionally and personally, says Richard Forrest, a Passenger Services Agent at Menzies Aviation.
One of the highs of his job is “the opportunity to work and learn from great professionals that have a passion for the aviation industry”.
“I’m constantly learning new skills every day,” he adds.
We all know the saying ‘variety is the spice of life’ — and working in tourism offers a lot of variety.
“Every day is different,” says Armin Zhang, who is working as a Local Host for Tourism Holdings Limited.
“I’m busy every day, showing our campervans and motorhomes to renters from all over the world.”
Whether you’re meeting new people, learning new skills, enjoying new experiences, or solving new problems, one thing is for sure: you won’t be bored.
Would you like a job in tourism? ITC can help get your tourism career off to a flying start. Contact us today to learn more about our airline, travel and tourism qualifications.Posted in News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Ever heard of the saying “eat your vegetables first?” Your parents were right: it’s good for you to eat your greens before anything else. Because if you don’t eat them first, you might never eat them at all.
A similar concept applies to studying: tackle your least favourite topics first. Work on the topics you like the least before you move on to your favourite subjects.
This might mean starting a challenging assignment before an easier one, or skipping all the ‘easy’ questions on a test and beginning with the questions you find the most difficult.
In other words, look for the ‘broccoli’ in each assignment and get that out of the way before you move on to sweeter subjects.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Are you a new tourism student at ITC? Here are five tips from ITC graduates to help you get the most out of your tourism qualification.News, Study inspiration | Tagged study tips, success stories |
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a travel business? Do you dream of being self-employed and travelling the world?
Lorna Rose is living this dream. She’s the founder of Your World, a bespoke travel planning service.
Your World is different from traditional travel agencies because it’s completely independent. It’s not affiliated with any hotels, tourism operators or airlines, so all the trips that Lorna and her team plan are based purely on quality, price, and extensive independent research.
Lorna spends her days planning trips for clients all over the world. She also travels a lot and gets to call it work.
We recently interviewed Lorna to find out what it’s like to run a travel business. Read on for some great tips on being self-employed in this exciting industry.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Imagine this: you come across a vacancy for your dream job. Your heart soars! And then it sinks… because you have to send in your CV, and you’re not sure your CV is good enough.
Does this scenario sound familiar??
So many people miss out on getting a job interview because their CV is poorly written. Don’t let that be you!
At ITC, we can help you write a CV that reflects your experience and dedication. Our employment consultants are available to guide you on the CV writing process; all you need to do is ask.News, Study inspiration | Tagged CV writing, employment consultants, study tips |