Student Profile

Gail Kirkland - Business Administration

Gail Kirkland - Business Administration

“I have a part time job as a medical receptionist, I have a 13 year old son who is my inspiration and motivation, and I’m studying. I love challenges and I love being productive.”

“I had a background in admin with cruise ship reservations, but then I had a medical vision issue and surgery so couldn’t work for three years. A lot has happened technologically in that time so I needed to get myself back up to speed and I’d heard great things about NorthTec.”

“As soon as I got clearance after the last eye operation, I secured some income with the receptionist job. I then enrolled here to upskill and get back up to date. I haven’t studied for 20 years so there are heaps of challenges but I’m hungry to learn and the tutors keep us driven and encouraged.”

“My next step is to do a Bachelor in Applied Management which opens me up to possibilities in any industry, but I may do practice management in health as I’m in the health sector now. I supported my Mum through her cancer journey and it opened my eyes to what’s important. I want to do something that matters –something that helps people.”

“The ultimate job for me would be Marketing Manager in a hospital. I’ve looked at certain positions and that’s the right mix for me.”

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to study here at NorthTec. The support zone here is huge whether it is for career path, health or finance, and it has given my son and myself a new start in life.” 


Dad:  Iwi – Maniapoto, Hapū – Rereahu

Mum: Iwi- Ngati Hine, Hapū – Ngati Te Tarawa