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Industry Expo a huge hit!

Posted on 21/09/2011 by

At The International Travel College (ITC) both our City and Botany campuses have recently hosted some of our key industry partners for our annual Industry Expo. All campus students and Distance Online Learning students were invited to attend. The following companies were involved: NZ Customs, Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy, Go Holidays and Stella Travel, Nomads Backpackers, Jet Connect/Qantas, Explore NZ and Spaceships.

The vast majority of these presenters also brought a graduate of ours that are now working with them along to the event to present alongside a senior manager or on their behalf.  This enabled all of our current students to understand that in any time over the next 12 months they could be in the position that gradute is currently in.

“My involvement in the industry expo was very enjoyable. When I was a student at ITC I always found these days very beneficial and motivating. This time round being a presenter was very cool! I loved telling people how my job came about and explaining to them what my role is within the company. Myself and Courtney both found it important to make it an interactive presentation with lots of info, games, freebies and also encouraging students to ask questions. By doing this I think kept students interested. Being a fresh student out of ITC and managing to get a job through work experience I think would of made students realise that you can get jobs easily if you put yourself out there and take different opportunities when there given to you.” Said Brittany Gawith, who now works at Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy.
 
“Overall I had a great day and felt very privileged to be able to talk to students about my new job which I love, I feel very lucky!” she said.

The feedback from all students has been fantastic with Boi and Mark from Nomads being the favourites from and entertainment and fun factor. Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy were very close seconds with free T shirts on offer for students involved in harness fitting competitions and pictures of famous people doing a bungy jump, such a Justin Bieber and Katie Perry.

All employers were delayed in coming to morning break and lunch as they were inundated with students asking further questions and the really on to it students asking when can they start some work experience!

Like wise, the feedback from all of the employers has been outstanding with an overwhelming sense that our students are of a very high standard and will be very employable when they graduate.  A number of students have already been offered work experience with a few to employment.

Comments from all the ITC staff at both Botany and the City has been excellent with a common thread being that this was possibly the best Industry Expo ever!

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