Past Coop Students
(Co-op March-May 2010)
Malo e lelei, I am Salote Polota from Tonga. I am on my last semester to completing my Bachelor of Business majoring Tourism and Management. I would say that I am lucky to be offered a place at the NZTRI in order for me to use my skills and knowledge from the classroom towards NZTRI projects, it was my pleasure.
Working at this institute, gave me the opportunity to work on projects regarding my own country which was really amazing, because this will not only help me understand my country more but also help my country towards understanding the significance and the real meaning behind tourism. Just want to shout out a BIG THANK YOU (MALO!!!!) to all the staff and intern students for all their help and support while my time at NZTRI. Malo ‘aupito!!!! (Thank you so much)
(Co-op August-0ctober 2009)
Working at the TRI provided me with the opportunity to be involved in several research projects. I was able to practise my primary and secondary research skill as well as apply the knowledge I have learnt from the classroom into real business world. This co-op learning experience helped me identify the field of research interest and this made a significant difference in my career development.
Ketan Patel, AUT Auckland
I was born here in Auckland, New Zealand. I am currently studying at AUT, doing a Bachelor of Tourism Studies, majoring in Business. I did my Co-op over the summer at NZTRI in order to gain some useful experience in the tourism industry.
Pear Jin (left), AUT Auckland
Starr Nguyen (right), AUT Auckland
(Co-op: April - June 2008)
I am originally from Vietnam, but I have been living in Auckland for the past 6 years. I finished my Bachelor of Business, majoring in Tourism in Oct 2008. My co-op at NZTRI was interesting as I learned how versatile the academic world is and I was very lucky to be part of quite a few different projects. It helped me to have a clearer idea of what I want to do for my career and I have got to meet some really nice people!