A Dynamic Duo – A Student Story

Jason and Sarah McCook don’t spend their evenings watching Netflix and surfing their phones. The husband and wife team are instead working towards a brighter future by studying business online with eCampus NZ.

Parents to three children under six and with another baby on the way, this busy duo certainly have their hands and hearts full.

“We are both very busy. Sarah is a working mum and I work full time,” says Jason. “But this doesn’t mean we can’t find time for professional development and personal growth. We are always looking at ways to do more and be better. Studying online through eCampus NZ was one way we could pick up some new practical skills – together.”

Choosing to study in the weekends and at night once their children are in bed, the Dunedin-based couple lean on each other for support and motivation.

“Even though we aren’t studying the same courses, we still boomerang ideas off each other. It is really important to us that we support each other and help one another to achieve our goals,” says Jason.

Sarah and Jason have both received a New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) online through eCampus NZ. Jason is currently working towards a New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business Level 4) certification and Sarah is studying the New Zealand Certificate in Retail.

“We both regularly apply what we have learned through study in our places of work. I have improved my formatting skills, research abilities, understanding of business terminology and technology. Sarah is now working in a retail role and is putting the skills she is learning online to good use in her work environment. It is really beneficial.

Jason says study with eCampus NZ has been amazing and encourages anyone who is thinking about it – to just go for it.

“It is flexible. You can study in your own time. eCampus NZ makes it really easy to see a study path to follow – I know what courses I want to do and where to from here. It is really great. I recommend the platform to everyone.”

Be sure to check out our full range of Student Success Stories and if you would like to learn more about the qualification that Jason and Sarah achieved take a look at the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

The eCampus NZ learning platform is being closed on 29 February 2024, as part of the completion of the amalgamation into Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga. Therefore, access to courseware for ākonga (learners) will be available for three months post course completion or 29 February 2024, whichever happens first. If you have any questions, please contact eCampus NZ : [email protected] or call 0800 328 269.