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Today we meet Emily Yip, one of our New Zealand champions based in our Hong Kong office.
How long have you been working for IDP Hong Kong?
I have worked for IDP for just over six years
What does your role of New Zealand Champion involve?
- Delivering NZ training to new counsellors who join IDP Hong Kong
- Providing institute updates and information to our counselling and administration team
- Being the main point of contact for our NZ clients to arrange office visits, client briefings and any other information and assistance they may require
What do you enjoy most about the role?
Being a New Zealand champion, I love that I not only have chance to expand my product knowledge about NZ but I also enjoy the satisfaction that comes with increasing the awareness of studying in NZ
What plans does IDP Hong Kong have for promoting destination New Zealand over the next 12 months?
We will have regular and ongoing interview sessions with our NZ partners, as well as hold joint seminars with Australia as a strategy to attract more students to learn about and consider studying in NZ
In your opinion what makes NZ such a great place to study?
- Lower living costs than some other destinations makes NZ more affordable to the student’s family
- The magnificent natural environment enables student to enjoy and relax from their study time
- Friendly New Zealanders help it make it easier for the international student to adapt to life in NZ.
What can IDP’s New Zealand clients do to assist and support IDP Hong Kong with promoting New Zealand to prospective students?
- Provide us with testimonials and positive stories about Hong Kong students who have studied or are currently studying in NZ
- Provide us with key selling points about your institution
When are not at work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I have two young children, they are four and seven years old so I enjoy spending time with them. On weekdays, I spend time reading to them and playing some family games at night. On weekends we go to the beach, go hiking and have family gathering and things like that.