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ITC tutor achieves Master of Business with First Class Honours

Posted on 18/04/2017 by

Everyone at ITC is overjoyed for Carla’s amazing achievement. Congratulations, Carla!

For the past ten years, ITC Level 5 programme leader Carla Sutton has been chipping away at something special – her further education.

She may be a tutor and a programme manager, but she never stopped being a student. After work, Carla dedicated her spare time to learning new skills.

First, she completed a Bachelor of Business through Unitec, with an amazing A+ grade point average. And now, she has completed a Master of Business with First Class Honours.

ITC supported her throughout her journey by paying for at least one paper per semester.

“I have really enjoyed this learning journey, from my Bachelor’s through to my Master’s degree. The ITC directors have been supportive all along – I’m so grateful for their practical help and also their encouragement,” says Carla.

“I’m overjoyed to have achieved First Class Honours, too,” she added.

Carla’s Master Thesis was about Lions Clubs in New Zealand – specifically, about how these clubs can raise awareness about their services and increase membership.

“I look forward to speaking to the individual clubs, and maybe even at one of the Lions District Conventions, in the near future. That will be a learning experience, too!” says Carla.

She’s taking a break from study for now to concentrate on using her knowledge to help ITC students kickstart their career in tourism, business, and management. 

But, knowing her love for learning, she probably won’t be able to stay away from the books for too long.

“I love studying and using that ‘grey mass up there’ (my brain!) to learn new things. Even if I don’t return to university, I’ll continue to learn through reading and engaging with my community,” she says.

Congratulations, Carla! 

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