15 Oct 2014
"Do you stay home? Or do you pursue something that you wanted to pursue for ages?" These are the questions mother of three, Amber Anderson asked herself on her return to New Zealand.
Now having found a job with Rotorua's Innovative Kitchens, she considers her decision to study the Diploma in Interior Design at Waiariki well worth it.
With her class asked to start applying for roles by their Tutor Joanne Donovan, in order to gauge the strength of their portfolios, Amber applied for the position at Innovative Kitchens. Rung the next day, she soon found less than 48 hours after her interview that she had landed a job in her dream industry.
"It is one day a week at the moment as I am still studying," says Amber. "In November that will become two days a week, and full-time in 2015, as they look at expanding their business."
So with all her success, what were the biggest challenges this motivated lady faced during study?
"I don’t drive (laughs) so many buses later! I also have three children. At the time when I first started I was on my own, their father was still in Australia. So juggling three children, busing everywhere to drop them off; at school, then to town, then to Waiariki every day was challenging.
"I've wanted to study Interior Design for a long time, but babies and raising them came first. I moved countries back to New Zealand, the support network was all over there, and I just thought 'Now what am I going to do?' So this course was about me re-finding myself."
Are you looking at studying Interior Design? To take Amber's lead, call 0800 924 274 today - courses for 2015 start February 23 and are enrolling now!
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