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Evelyne Wayaridri - Hospitality

“I was working in hospitality at home in New Caledonia and realised it’s a growing industry there that needs more English speakers. So I originally came to New Zealand to study English in Auckland then did the Food and Beverage course there which gave me a taster for learning more. A friend later suggested I move to Whangarei to do the NorthTec level 4 course as an international student and I’m loving it.”

“I love how practical the course is and I especially enjoy serving people, doing events with the tutor, and helping the younger students – plus it all helps improve my English. Getting better at English is a big motivation for me and I feel really well supported here as an international student. With that support in place, I love the challenge of wanting to satisfy each customer at the different service events we do.”

“I’m surprised at how interested I am in administration, how much my skills are improving, and the patience I have when serving and taking care of people. As I learn more skills, my confidence levels are improving in both my management ability and my social and personal interactions.”

When Evelyne finishes this course she will return to New Caledonia and already has some work interviews in place.

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