Paula Suguturaga was an international student from Fiji when he first started using Mycare to find work that fit with his aspiration of becoming a doctor and giving back. After coming to NZ six years ago and now working in healthcare in Dunedin, 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 Engagement Team on 0800 677 700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.