Paula Suguturaga is an international student from Fiji who uses Mycare to find work that fits with his aspiration of becoming a doctor and giving back. After coming to NZ five years ago and now in his final year studying at Massey University, this is his story…
Being an international student comes with a lot of challenges. Adjusting to life in a big city and finding work to name a few. When I first arrived here in 2016, I had no work experience and I had a lot of trouble finding part-time employment. I did odd cleaning jobs and gardening for some extra cash but it was not enough to get by.
I was looking for a breakthrough and it came in the form of a role as a customer success representative for Mycare NZ. It was here, where I discovered that I could work as a carer and become an independent contractor looking after people in communities that require some form of attention and assistance. I enjoyed every single bit of it as I'm a people person. Every client I meet or have looked after possess their own unique personality and conditions. It gave me a reason to read about what they have and how I, as a carer can improve in looking after them in the most comforting and humbleness way as possible. I chose to be a carer because it is in line with what I would like to do in the future. My ultimate goal is to graduate with a medical degree and serve in the community as I am doing now.
I would highly recommend university students who study anything in fields of healthcare to sign up with Mycare. This is a great opportunity for you to get hands-on experience which at times require a lot of patience but overtime perfect your craft in dealing with people and perhaps a bit of the clinical side of things.
If you have a story or experience that you would like to share, contact the Customer Success Team on 0800 677 700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.