Laura Eboli

Laura Eboli – Argentina

International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision (Advanced) (Level 5)

laura-02“I have had the chance to use my Cornell training in the areas of stock control, hazard awareness and knife skills which have given me more confidence to develop in the kitchen role.

I have been at Giusto Bar and Eatery from nearly the launch of the establishment and love the opportunity to gain experience in a quality commercial food outlet in the CBD of Auckland.”

-Laura Eboli

“Laura supports the morning preparation shift helping with the breakfast and cabinet food. She has made great progress in learning how to produce high quality food, maintaining HACCP principles and developing her knife skills to a suitable level.”

-Maria Saunier /Sous chef – Pastry


cornell graduation ceremony 2016

Congratulations on your completion of the Course

The Cornell Education Group would like to formally recognise your achievement at our:

2016 Graduation Ceremony

 Friday 20 May 2016 at 09:00 a.m.

St Matthew in-the-City

            (Corner of Hobson and Wellesley Streets Auckland City)


We invite you to attend and bring along family or friend. As there is a limit to the total number of attendees,

you may bring one guest plus yourself (maximum 2 in total).

If you would like to participate the ceremony then,

   Please R.S.V.P to us by 15th April 2016 at reception or via e-mail

 Please note if we do not receive a reply by the above date, you will be UNABLE to participate in the ceremony.

As this event is a formal occasion graduates MUST wear the following respectively to be part of the ceremony:

As this event is a formal occasion graduates MUST wear regalia to be part of the ceremony.

Diploma graduates Regalia Hire = $80.00 (Rental: $30, Bond*: $50.00)

* The bond fee will be refunded when you return the regalia on the day



You must make payment at reception for your regalia before 29th April 2016.


This will help greatly in our preparation for the ceremony and will allow us to send you further details of the ceremony.

YoungJae Park

Gold Medal 2014-NZ Culinary Fare

Salmon Training Category

The best part of the National competition was participating in the Salmon Training category and being part of such a large event. I had the chance to learn new skills and observe what the food industry is expecting from professional chefs.

This was a very professional atmosphere for developing techniques and skill sets. From this experience I realised that I have learnt valuable culinary skills that could have only come from being part of the whole culinary training process. The training and guidance from my tutor Jo boosted my speed, design skills, time management and how to handle stress.

This whole experience will definitely help me for my future career, my culinary skills and definitely my self-confidence.

– (Jim) Young Jae Park (Cookery, CIBT)e

Jim was a very good trainee chef who came with an open mind to develop his skills. His knife skills were good and over the training period strengthened. He was easy to mentor and he listened well along with making sure he took notes during the training sessions. As a result I am very pleased and proud of Jim’s results – A gold medal!

– Chef Jo Seedhouse (Trainer)

Urvashi Ramchandra Shinde

Course:Business Level 7 – Graduate

Duration:February 2013 – Dec 2013

Present Role: Reservations Consultant Quest Service Apartments- Corporate Office(Takapuna)



Hi to everyone! My name is Urvashi Ramchandra Shinde and I am pleased and excited to announce that I have successfully completed my New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 7) last year.

I began my course in February 2013, during the course I got to experience a whole new education pattern along with a unique experience in learning about New Zealand culture. I am very thankful to the entire teacher’s and iCareer employment advisors who have supported and encouraged me throughout my journey whilst at Cornell.

Whilst I was studying I started working at Sky city as a waitress and then was offered an opportunity to work as a premier rewards host which was related to my studies. This September 2014, I received another opening opportunity I could not refuse and one where I was selected for the role of Contact Centre Consultant with Quest Service Apartments at their corporate office in Takapuna. Quest is a very large organisation with 33 properties across New Zealand and one property in Fiji.

I am striving to achieve residency in New Zealand and working on my work visa at the moment and all is looking good for me in that direction. I would recommend Cornell to any perspective student looking to study her in New Zealand, as the staff are always supportive and at hand. This country is a great place for any student to start a new career path.


Urvashi Shinde

Reservations Consultant

Oleg Zavivaev

Course : Cornell English Language Intermediate

Nationality : Russian

Course Duration: September 2014 to January 2015

I am taking an English language course at Cornell English School in Auckland. After finishing this course I am going to continue my studies with The Cornell Education Group and join their Computing Network level 7 course, of which I am excited about.

I have found that this education programme is made easy to understand, the classes are comfortable learning places, especially the tutors they very considerate and ensure every students needs are taken care of with undivided attention. At Cornell, the classes are dynamic because you have to speak English because all students came from different t countries.

I think this is the best way to improve your skills. I am finding this English programme is really helping me improve my communication skills and future in finding a job. I have recently been introduced to iCareer who are Cornell’s support services who were very helpful; they assist all students with the knowledge needed to require a job. Anytime of the week, even during weekends, any issues that may arise support is available at Cornell, as my marketing manager Bien; he was there to help me. From opening a bank account, to transferring from home stay to another accommodation, he helped me. He makes himself available if I need help.

New Zealand is a very beautiful country; the people are from many different countries and are all kind and friendly. Our field trips to the parks with their natural habits are amazing. Every weekend I am exploring new places and find this to be really exciting and an interesting adventure, including my education here in Auckland!

Oleg Zavivaev

Ken Li

Course : Diploma in Hospitality Management L5

Nationality : Chinese

Employed : International Education Fund



It was January of this year when I started the role of a Receptionist Intern with this company of which I was recommended by a friend.

Working in the front desk enhances my customer service skills through answering phone calls, patiently responding to customers’ enquiries and dealing with them with courtesy and respect, providing an exception customer service ensuring all responses have a good satisfaction outcome. I like this job because it helps me to communicate in different ways to every customer.

Learning in Cornell teaches me how to provide an excellent service in the industry, along with my parents who have advised me that through my experiences, there is always a huge potential for me to grow and succeed in my choice of career.

I would recommend to all perspective and present students that work experiences, Internships are a good way to help, enhance and contribute towards your study skills, where once completed the short programme you have better prospects for working in New Zealand. 



Course : National Diploma Hospitality Management L5

Nationality : Indian

Started Dec. 2013



I started working as a Food and Beverage Attendant in Pescado Café & Tapas Mediterranean Bar in December 2013. I was trained to do table set-up, welcoming guests, taking and serving the orders.

I also make Barista coffees and serve beverages, where I provide excellent customer service satisfaction for the guests being my biggest responsibility. This helps me to meet and greet different people of diverse cultures of which I enjoy the most here in this beautifully located vibrant area of Auckland.

I am really thankful for iCareer as they assisted me to find this job my tutor of my studies at Cornell and Pescado staff as with their contributed support has helped me to achieve my goals. Now I know that I am on the right path of my chosen career with this important role in the hospitality industry.


Manjeet Singh

Lily Pearl Valdez

Course : Diploma in Hospitality Management L5

Nationality : Filipino

Employed : Grasshopper Thai Restaurant



I am presently working as a Food and Beverage Attendant at The Grasshopper Thai Restaurant and have been since November 2013.

I was referred to apply for this job by my friend. My tasks include; serving the guests, taking their orders and clearing of tables. This helps me develop my hospitality skills as I am dealing with different people from various countries, learning the “Meet and greet” and providing an outstanding customer service where guest’s leave having had an amazing experience.

The things I learned with my studies at Cornell have helped improve my confidence in serving the guests promptly and professionally as I really do my best to exceed their expectations. This role is a huge helps towards my career goal and future, as I am now achieving what I came to New Zealand to do; Work in an industry and country where I am proud and happy. I am positive enough that after a few years, I aim to become a Restaurant Manager and eventually will also be able to own and operate my own restaurant business.