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Meet Eitaro Goshima: The ITC graduate whose boss won’t stop raving about how amazing he is

Posted on 20/07/2021 by

Eitaro Goshima is a recent ITC graduate who began his studies at our Christchurch campus before moving to Auckland and continuing with level 5.

Soon after graduating, our Employment Consultant Sarndra approached Eitaro with the opportunity that she knew he would be perfect for.  She arranged a phone call with SkyCity.  By the end of the conversation both Eitaro and SkyCity employer Shaun knew he was a perfect fit for the role.  This is another example of the extra mile our Employment Consultants go to for our students. His new boss Shaun can’t stop talking about just how wonderful Eitaro has been to work with.

“Eitaro has done a fantastic job since joining the SkyCity Hotel Concierge team. Being an ITC graduate, Eitaro is a great success story, and an example of how ITC prepares its students. Eitaro settled into the team relatively effortlessly and now runs his own shift. I am impressed with his can-do attitude, his willingness to learn, and I look forward to seeing Eitaro progress in his career,” he said.

So we decided to catch up with Eitaro and find out a little more. Here’s what he had to say!

What made you interested in studying with ITC?

When I was finishing high school, I was thinking about what I was going to do in the future. I didn’t have a specific desire to pursue. When I went to the career expo, I met Daniel and he told me about ITC. I was a little bit interested in the Tourism industry since I liked airlines and airports. When I listened to him, I thought this would be my career. That is why I started studying ITC.

You studied level 3 & 4 in Christchurch, then did your level 5 diploma in Auckland. How did you find the change between campuses?

The Christchurch campus and Auckland campus are completely different. I reckon it was good for me to start studying down south. If I came here before Christchurch, I think I would be so overwhelmed with the new environment and new topic to study. Therefore, it was a good decision to stay there and study tourism. However, the Auckland campus definitely has better facilities for studying. Changing the environment wasn’t easy. However, with the support from tutors from ITC, I adjusted quite well.

What is your role at SkyCity, and how are you enjoying it?

I’m currently working as a night porter. Because I’m working at night and I’m doing it by myself, my job is pretty much everything, from delivering amenities to guests to parking cars. This job can get stressful sometimes. However, I like the challenge and to solve problems which helps me do this job with joy.

What did ITC teach you that most helped you land your job?

ITC helped me to get ready for a real workplace environment. I studied and trained in ITC, therefore I wasn’t surprised. From the first day I was ready to work. It is because ITC not only taught me knowledge, but practical things in the workplace as well. I was nervous but I knew what to expect therefore, I could pick up things very easily. 

Do you have any advice for anyone considering studying at ITC?

I would say just go for it. I didn’t have any specific dream or aim before I started but there are definitely opportunities that make you think “I wanna do this or do that” while you are in there. You will learn so much more than tourism. I am very glad that I’ve done it. 

If you’re interested in studying for a career in travel and tourism, ITC can help make it happen. Get in touch today to find out more.

Campus Study – college@itc.co.nz 0800 TOURISM (0800 868747) or https://www.itc.co.nz/contact-us/

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