08 Sep 2015
Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation graduate, Gurpreet Kaur Pahuja says her experience studying at Waiariki Institute of Technology is one of the most admirable moments of her life.
While leaving her friends and familiar environments to come and learn new skills, in a new country and place was scary, this motivated lady now feels the reality was the complete opposite of everything she was fearing.
"The tutors were brilliant and they made it easy for me by providing a lot of information about useful websites, places to go and events. Best of all, many activities are free or don't cost too much."
Highlighting the library and the tasty yet affordable student café as two of her favourite places on campus, Gurpreet smiles thinking about her time as a student.
"New Zealand is a very special place. It's so cosmopolitan and multicultural which makes it a very lively place.
"Waiariki's one year diploma in health and rehabilitation provided me platform to enter the healthcare sector of New Zealand, giving my career international exposure and developing my skills."
During this qualification, Gurpreet started working with BUPA, Hamilton as a Rehabilitation Coach Assistant. Now having graduated with an A grade, she has been able to continue in this field, and turn her educational skills into practical work experience.
"I am so proud that Waiariki changed the direction in my life and opened lots of doors for my career.
"Right after my studies, I got a permanent position as a Rehabilitation Coach. This has given me the opportunity to stay in the world's most beautiful country - New Zealand - forever."
For more information
- View programme detail: Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation
- Student success: View All Student Success Stories
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