Our team has grown for your benefit! We now aim to become more productive by further subdividing the workload, specialising in specifc areas and bringing our agents a more efficient and personalised service! How does that sound?
Get to know our new team members (below) and learn how each of them can help you do your job better, faster and generate better results for the recruitment effort you put in!
Pam Simpson, International Pastoral Care Coordinator
Pam has been at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic for 20 years and dedicates her time making sure our international students' needs are attended to in order for them to integrate effortlessly into their new environment in NZ. She is our students' best friend from the day of their arrival unitll the day they graduate and is available to be contacted 24hr/day, 7 days/week. Go Pam!
Amy Garner, International Admissions Coordinator
Amy has the busy job of processing international applications, handling all student documentation and letters of offer. She is in constant communication with agents regarding the status of their students' applications. Amy, a vital piece of our engine!
Brett Muir, International Liaison
Brett is the newest addition to our team- even though he is certainly not new to international education! Brett worked for the university sector in NZ for many years and is most likely to be well known by many of our recruitment agents already. Brett's main task is to travel most of the year, attending fairs, interviewing students, training agents and representing our Polytechnic wherever the wind blows around the globe. Our jet setter!
Abhishek Mehta, International Student Mentor
Abhi, as he is called by many people, was one of our Indian students who now has stepped up to become a support person to all of our international student population. Abhi's aim is to be a student bridge between the academic environment and the community, bringing fresh news regarding the local social scene, as well as student part-time employment prospects. He is also available to help students through any difficulty they might be having in the classroom. Being a student himself, he is young and understands exactly what issues others may possibly be going through. Well done, Abhishek!
Cintia Verran, International Manager
Well... that's me. Besides writing our agent newsletter, I work on developing our international strategies and annual action plan,well as oversee the general activities of our international unit. I have probably met most of you either at your own offices or at expos and seminars around the world.
Welcoming new students...
Around 600 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students took the streets of Tauranga by storm on 2 March as part of their annual student street parade – a highlight of O Week.
The student parade is part of the week-long orientation festivities at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic designed to help new and returning students to form new friendships and experience the more social side of campus life. A market day with fun competitions was held on 3 March at Windermere Campus followed by a Toga party on Friday night.
More photos here
We are coming to you for a visit!
Our international travel schedule this first semester 2011:
- NEPAL: NZ Education Fair, Kathmandu, 1 and 2 April.
- INDIA: Ludhiana, 4 April. Jalandhar, 5 April. Chandigarh, 6 April. Chennai, 7 April (NZ Education Fair), 8 April. Hyderabad 13 April (NZ Education Fair) and 14 April. Delhi, 15 April.
- SRI LANKA: 10 and 11 April.
- VIETNAM: 25 and 26 April, Hanoi (NZ Education Fair). 27 and 28 April, Ho Chi Minh City (NZ Education Fair).
- CHILE: 1 and 2 April, Santiago (Expo Estudios).
- BRAZIL: 4 and 5 April, Sao Paulo. 6 April, Belo Horizonte.
Our hearts are with you, JAPAN!
This is just a little note to express our deepest sympathy to the adorable people of Japan: our agents, students and their families who have had their lives disrupted on 11 March due to the Sendai earthquake. Wishing you strength to carry on and a tad of luck, which is never too much to have.
Gambatte kudasai! Our hearts go out to you!
"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine." (Lord Byron, 1788-1824)