Study Related Questions
What did you study?
Bachelor or Applied Management.
Why did you choose this course?
Initially because it was the only course I could find that specialized in event management in the Christchurch Area.
What did you enjoy about your course?
The variety of the papers and the lecturers
What helped you to successfully complete your course?
The help from the lecturer’s and the resources we were provided with to be able to complete the papers
What advice do you have for future students?
Studying is a great way to figure out what you want to do and it’s also fun to learn about different things and decide what you like and don’t like – you may have thought you wouldn’t like something but find out you do! Also it’s great to be able to show that you are able to complete something from start to finish!
Occupation Related Questions
Describe your job.
I work as a sales support for the consultants in a travel agency as well as being a personal assistant for the owner/operator of the agency
What do you do on an average day?
Creating travel quotes, behind the scenes booking of holidays for clients, Collating their final travel documentation, admin tasks such as data entry, office reception – answering phone, daily banking etc, in charge of social media and some marketing, dealing with suppliers, helping clients with their queries
What is the most exciting about your job?
The travel industry is a very exciting industry – it’s exciting when clients come in and get to plan their dream holiday – my favourite part of my job is the creative side where I get to create quotes for the clients with different options
What opportunities does your job offer?
Could choose to branch off and become a consultant or continue along the behind the scenes role and go down the head office/business side of things
What skills, training, education or past experiences helped you secure your job?
Business degree plus did a course in travel and tourism, have also done a little bit of travelling which helped
Where do you see yourself heading in the future within this industry?
Unsure as yet – lots of different options I could take but most likely want to get into the head office side of things but am happy at the moment learning all I can from the great team I work with
What advice do you have for anyone wanting to work in the travel sector/industry?
You don’t need to have extensive travel knowledge to work in the industry if you have the right ‘can do’ attitude and are willing to be a sponge and learn everything you can then it will take you far, get a foot in the door and the opportunities with jobs in travel are endless – and its such a fun industry to work in!!