News @ ICNZ
Oct - Dec 2014, Issue

The Waves

We welcome our readers to enjoy our last newsletter from ICNZ for 2014. As always, we have packed a lot of information to provide you with a glimpse of the student’s life at ICNZ.

Inside this issue

  • Level 7 Diploma
  • Guest Speakers
  • Diwali Celebration
  • World Teacher's Day
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Story

Level 7 Diploma in Business Management ___________________

ICNZ proudly commenced delivery of its Level 7 Diploma in Business Management. Reflecting on a quote by Thomas Edison, “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” This represented a key milestone in the growth of ICNZ.

The course comprises of 6 components that would enable students to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in Business Management. Course components such as Entrepreneurship establishes the mind-set of the students to recognize opportunities and give birth to new business concepts.

The course is designed for students keen to pursue a career in different sectors of business management.

Guest Speakers

In line with our mission to equip students with attitude and aptitude, guest speakers addressed the students on various topics.

Supply Chain & Logistics

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ICNZ believes in providing quality education to its students. One of the crucial outcomes for our graduates is to be able to contibute effectively in their work places and realize the translation of theory into practice. Supply chain and logistics is one of the most complex and growing industries in New Zealand.

Artem Shkumat, currently working for a Logisitcs organisation provided insight on the important role of International Marketing in Supply chain and Logistics.

Students were keen to know more and asked number of questions. Students were able to relate the information presented in the session to their learning especially the 4ps of marketing.

The Role of Finance & Accounting in Business ______________

The role of accounting in business is to enable both business make business decisions both internal and external. The accounting process consists of measuring and summarizing business activities, interpreting financial information, and communicating the results to management and other decision makers.

ICNZ was pleased to have Shahrukh Abdali, one of its LAC members, currently working in Grant Thornton as Corporate Finance Manager, to address students about Finance and Accounting. He related the current financial situation in New Zealand and discussed various pathways to working in field of Finance and Accounting. He suggested different methods to save money, keeping in view, that students struggle to save money. By co-relating his struggles during his college life with the ones that ICNZ students might be going through, he depicted the importance of saving money.

In the session, students were informed that there are different courses related to finance that can be pursued though drear however worth in the scheme of the rest of qualification students were gaining. He urged students to pursue these courses later on after completing their qualification.

New Zealand Immigration System & Domestic Violence ______

In the month of October and November, Maddox Ahuja from Auckland Community Law Centre presented to the students about Domestic Violence, Protection Orders and Family Law. As a set of on-going series of seminars related to various issues and topics on the judicial system in New Zealand, many students being from different countries have welcomed the dissemination of information and always look forward to these seminars. This information empowers students with current legislation and even after completion of their studies helps them in navigating their time in New Zealand. Informing students on such topics is under our Pastoral Care process therefore we ensure that students are aware of their surroundings so that they are able to make informed decisions and react accordingly.

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ICNZ has culturally and religiously rich and diverse student body. We aim to celebrate all the festivals of the different communities and believes represented at ICNZ. Students in the month of October got together and organised the event for celebrating Diwali. The festival marks the victory of good over evil and is the most widely celebrated by millions of Hindus all over the world. Also referred to as the Festival of Lights, Diwali or Deepavali is celebrated across six days in various parts of the world. Rangoli prepared by our students (R).

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ICNZ students celebrated it too grandly. They were dressed in traditional attire, presented a speech on the significance of the festival, organised refreshment and performed solo and group dances. Students also staged a fashion show and winners voted by the audience were presented with prizes.

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Above- Vera and Chirag addressing the students on Diwali celebrations.

Below - Traditionally dressed ICNZ beauties

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Collage of all the Diwali celebrations – ICNZ (Top).

Teachers Day

5th October every year is celebrated as World Teachers’ Day. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the celebration. ICNZ, truly appreciates the contribution of each and every tutor and celebrated the day by cutting the cake and sharing some wonderful moments with each other. A Big Thank you to all you and A very happy teachers day to all the teachers in the world!

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In Class Focus _______________________________________

At ICNZ, students are encouraged to acquire the skill of communicating through presentations, group discussions, conducting meetings and the likes of it. Thus, it complements and extends the skills acquired through written exercises such as essays and assignments by emphasising the importance of developing oral communication techniques. Level 7 students presented to the class of Level 5, information related to International Marketing. They highlighted that how with the reduction of global barriers the product origins are thinning and customers can now access all the products in the world with a click of a button i.e. through Internet.

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As very rightly said by Winston Churchill, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Students enjoyed the presentation and had interactive sessions with lot of questions and answers for the presenters.

At ICNZ, we believe it to be home away from home. Most of our students are away from their families and hence ICNZ celebrates the students birthday as we are home away from home.

Rosyln, Kirnajit, Elysha and Arjun (L-R)

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(L-R) Pranil, Rukhsar

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(L-R) Robin, Zainal, Mayuk, Farzana(Tutor)

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(L-R) Shharukh, Sahil, Imitaz

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Birthdays give us the opportunities to stop and appreciate all the beautiful things we have been blessed with

Thanks to Pranil Prasad and Sheetal Reddy who do a great job organising the student birthdays.

Students having fun and enjoying food!

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Level 6: (L-R) Nuzhat (Tutor), Sunit, Kiranjit, Gagan, Aminur (Level 5), Nalin (Tutor)

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Kiranjit celebrated her sister’s birthday who is in India. He wanted to share the moments with ICNZ as he truly believes that ICNZ is a home away from home. Two of ICNZ’s tutors had their birthday in December as well. Both batches wanted the two tutors to celebrate with them.

(L-R) Nalin (Tutor), Hans (Level 7), Allam, Kaushik (Level 5) , Nuzhat (Tutor)

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Christmas is one of the biggest festivals, celebrated by millions of people around the world. It is on Dec 25th and followed by New Year festivities. Christmas commemorates the birthday of Jesus Christ whose teachings changed the way of life in this world. Nations conducted wars to protect his teaching and people devoted one day to visit church and praise him. Millions of people sacrificed their life to spread his teachings and gospels. The birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ are the “turning points” in world history. It redefined the dating system as BC (before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini).

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Students and staff celebrated Christmas at ICNZ with great joy.

Erine Carol giving the Christmas message to our students.

Santa Claus giving out gifts to students. Santa’s message to our ICNZ students - May You feel God's presence in the candles, that softly spread their glow at Christmas and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God's Blessings be with you at Christmas and New Year!

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Globalisation - Privahini Bradoo – CEO & Co-founder BioMine

Few people can appreciate the reality of global citizenship more than Privahini Bradoo. The 31-year-old was born in Oman, grew up in India, and spent eight years at the University of Auckland doing a bachelor's degree in biomedical science and a doctorate in neuroscience, before moving on to an MBA at Harvard Business School and then San Francisco in 2008.

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Despite this rapid rate of change, Bradoo identifies as a New Zealander. "I loved how tolerant it was of people from different backgrounds."

This growing attachment became clear to Bradoo during the second year of her doctorate, when she was instrumental in setting up the Spark entrepreneurial challenge at the University of Auckland to help bridge the gap in culture between science and business. "I found myself wanting to help preserve the quality of life in the country by driving a transformation in the business culture."

She saw there was no shortage of good science in the world and that she could have the greatest social impact transforming this into something meaningful to benefit society.

A job offer at Kiwi Sean Simpson's alternative energy startup Lanzatech was the initial pull to San Francisco. Bradoo saw quickly that there were few places in the world that could match the Bay area as a centre of business. "There's a youthfulness here. Not in age, but in mindset."

Silicon Valley can be tied closely to the search for the next big trend. But in her 4 ½ years in town, Bradoo has been involved mostly with matters of social good.

She moved from Lanzatech to a VP role at Microvi, working with water treatment, and then set up BioMine, a sustainable mining company, two years ago. "Social good doesn't have to come at the expense of profit," Bradoo says.

"You have to step back and look at the problems in the world. If the problem is large enough you can monetise it. People will be willing to pay."

Source Taken from
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/8318708/Silicon-success-stories 24/11/2014

Finally some interview tips for our students… _______________

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