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ITC customer service superstars help at International Student Welcome

Posted on 13/03/2015 by
Students from the International Travel College working at the International Student Welcome Event held at the Cloud yesterday (Thursday 12 March)

Students from the International Travel College working at the International Student Welcome Event held at the Cloud yesterday (Thursday 12 March)

On Thursday 12 March hundreds of international students were welcomed to Auckland at a special event held at The Cloud.

Organised by ATEED, the International Student Welcome is hosted annually and an excellent way to introduce new students to Auckland.

The event opened with a Powhiri, followed by a speech from Auckland Mayor Len Brown. The Mayor said hello to the buzzing crowd in several different languages and thanked them all for choosing to study in New Zealand. He even made time for a quick group selfie!

Auckland Mayor Len Brown poses for a group selfie during his address at the International Student Welcome at the Cloud on Thursday 12 March

Auckland Mayor Len Brown poses for a group selfie during his address at the International Student Welcome at the Cloud on Thursday 12 March

The event ran from 10am to 4pm, with several performances throughout the day, including a Kapa Haka group and an appearance from the Auckland Blues.

Several students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) were working on the day, putting their customer service skills to good use as they provided assistance to the hundreds of visitors.

Many of the students started at ITC in January and were excited to be participating on their first official work experience opportunity of the course.

Alex Murti looked completely in his element and said he was having a “great time” talking to people at the event.

Meanwhile his classmate, Anita Kaiaruna, was doing an exceptional job at the Registration Desk, greeting everyone with a warm smile.

ITC students Alex Murti and

ITC students working at the International Student Welcome

Anita Kaiaruna

ITC student Anita working at the registration desk

Work experience is a core part of ITC’s philosophy – the college aims to provide students with as many practical, hands-on opportunities as possible. While theory is important, ITC understands there is also much to be learnt outside the classroom.

It was fantastic to see our students representing not only the college, but Auckland and the tourism industry, as they made new international arrivals feel welcome in our city.

If you are an international student, you can keep up with ATEED’s events and activities by liking INAKL on Facebook.

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