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Meet the Study From Home who got qualified while working full time – and is now in her dream job!

Posted on 28/06/2023 by

Ruby Roche worked full time and studied at home to earn her qualification.

Study From Home offers students the opportunity to learn in their own time, at their own pace, in their own homes. It’s ideal for anyone who isn’t based near one of our college location, or for anyone who has work or family commitments that mean they can’t study on a ‘normal’ schedule.

For Ruby Roche, that was exactly why Study From Home was the perfect fit. She was able to continue with her full-time job while she earned her qualification with us during evenings and weekends.

Through hard work and dedication, she didn’t just graduate with an industry-recognised qualification, but she also landed her dream job!

Read on to learn more about her inspirational journey.

What were your goals when you first decided to start studying tourism?

My goals were definitely to learn more about travel and tourism as I knew it was always a passion. The big goal was to end up as a flight attendant, in particular for Air New Zealand. I did however not think my first ever job as a flight attendant would be with my dream company all in one. I am very lucky!

Why did you choose to study with ITC Study From Home?

I found Study at Home an extremely flexible choice for myself. At the time I was working full time 5 days a week and definitely didn’t have time to go full time study. So this for me was a great opportunity and option to still keep my normal life but also do something on side. I liked that I could pick and choose my own hours and do bits and pieces when suited me. I would recommend this option for anybody who still wants to work full time. Or even part time.

What do you think ITC does that sets them different from other education providers?

I personally feel that ITC is more inclusive and intimate than universities etc. You have a small selection of tutors who dedicate their time and effort to help you in any which way you need. I found that more beneficial.

Did you enjoy your ITC studies? Do you have a favourite memory?

Words cannot describe how much I loved studying with ITC, most of the time it didn’t even feel like I was studying. I actually looked forward to my assignments and exams. My favourite memory is definitely doing the roleplays. I found those exciting and a fun way to learn.

How did ITC support you as you applied to work at Air NZ?

ITC supported me as I applied to Air New Zealand as they gave me an absolutely glowing reference. They supported my every step in the application process and always kept in touch with me on my progress with my job.

What are you most excited about for your new career?

I’ve been working with Air New Zealand since March and I would say I’m most looking forward to meeting my first celebrity or having a family member on my flight. I am yet to have that and I know the joy when it happens will be brilliant.

Do you have any advice for anyone looking to study travel and tourism?

My advice would be to not give up. At times it can be hard and challenging and all you want to do it quit and find something easier but trust me it’s definitely worth it. There’s always a rainbow at the other end. You just need to find it.

Want to study from home?

Study From Home offers the perfect balance between studying in your own time, while still having the full support of a dedicated team of tutors and Employment Consultants.

Like Ruby, anyone can earn a valuable qualification, even if you have family, work or other life commitments. And since our courses are so flexible, you can start studying whenever it suits you – even today!

Contact us to learn more about our online learning options.

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