Pandora Sylvia Park
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m from China. Back home I gained a Bachelor degree in English and after working for two years I decided I wanted to experience something new, so I came to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. During my first year I travelled around the South Island and then started working in Auckland. Even though I had work experience in an office, without a certificate the only jobs I could get were in takeaway bars and restaurants, and I kept swapping from one job to another. I’d been wanting to experience a different style of education and gain some business knowledge, so before my visa expired I made up my mind to stay on in Auckland and study.
Why did you choose NZMA?
NZMA is quite well-known amongst private schools, and their course schedule was convenient for me – it enabled me to balance work, life and study!
How has NZMA helped you get a great job?
One thing I really appreciate about NZMA is that its Careers team provides an excellent service to students. They gave me the opportunity to experience working in an office here, helped me with my CV and encouraged me to be more confident.
After about five months of studying at NZMA, I was offered a job as a sales assistant at Pandora Sylvia Park. This job is related to what I am learning at NZMA. Most of the time, the questions I have from work get answered during class. This develops my business knowledge and builds up my confidence. It makes me believe that I can achieve even more in the future.