PRINZ Student Ambassador Programme

2017 PRINZ Student Ambassadors Cameron Anglesey and Anna Glibbery volunteering at the 2017 PRINZ Conference.

2017 PRINZ Student Ambassadors Cameron Anglesey and Anna Glibbery volunteering at the 2017 PRINZ Conference.

Please note that the 2018 Student Ambassador applications have closed.

The PRINZ Student Ambassador Programme allows students studying relevant qualifications to become involved and engaged in the communication and public relations industry.

We seek one student from each university to represent PRINZ on campus as a PRINZ Student Ambassador (please see the list of universities involved below and note we only seek one Undergraduate and one Postgraduate from Massey University, AUT, University of Waikato and University of Canterbury). The ambassador's role is to promote PRINZ and the benefits of joining PRINZ to their University peers.

View the role description here

Meet the PRINZ Student Ambassadors for 2018

  • Miriam Taylor, Auckland University of Technology
  • Kate Hayhoe, Massey University (Auckland)
  • Celine Kao, University of Waikato
  • Heather Williams, Waikato Institute of Technology
  • Soana Hodgkinson, Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Jessica Colvin, Massey University (Wellington)
  • Jorja Miller, University of Canterbury
  • Emma Maciaszek, University of Canterbury

The chosen Student Ambassadors each receive:

  • One-year complimentary membership
  • The opportunity to interact and form connections with the divisional committee in your region to help build PR skills e.g. event planning and input ideas via the divisional meetings
  • Fantastic opportunities to network with PRINZ 1400+ members with the chance to obtain connections which could lead to internships, work experience and mentors
  • An opportunity to showcase your communication skills and writing via PRINZ blog
  • Preference to be a student volunteer at the annual PRINZ Conference

Please note Universities involved include:

  • AUT University
  • Massey University (Auckland and Wellington)
  • University of Waikato
  • Wintec
  • University of Canterbury
  • Unitec

Quotes from PRINZ 2017 Student Ambassadors

Being the postgrad ambassador for PRINZ at AUT in 2017 was such an amazing experience! Getting to rub shoulder with fellow public relations students and professionals has grown my passion and understanding of the industry. The opportunity to gain experience planning networking events at monthly meetings was unique and rewarding. Personal highlights for me were invigilating the PRINZ APR exam and meeting journalist Paula Penfold (a personal hero of mine) at the Digital Story Telling event in November. The only regret I have was not being the PRINZ ambassador during my undergrad career! – Danielle Julian, PRINZ Postgraduate Student Ambassador for AUT
The past year as a PRINZ student ambassador has given me some incredible opportunities that have helped me to develop a new understanding of the diverse range of sectors and roles that are part of New Zealand’s PR industry. Not only have I been able to network with a wide variety of highly skilled PR professionals, but being a student ambassador has also offered me some excellent opportunities for growth. Through PRINZ I was able to intern for one of New Zealand’s top tier law firms in their Communications and Marketing team. The internship was extremely beneficial in helping me to further my studies in a real Communications environment and to get my foot in the door. The chance to assist in the planning of PRINZ events and being able to input ideas at the divisional committee meetings has helped me to gain the confidence to speak up if I have a suggestion, as I know that my ideas will be valued. Being a PRINZ student ambassador has been an invaluable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone studying Communications! – Kate Hayhoe, PRINZ Undergraduate Student Ambassador for Massey University (Auckland)
Being a PRINZ Student Ambassador was great as it exposed me to people in the industry, enabling me to have my first job in PR. The student events held were the perfect eye opener to what a career in PR may be like due to professionals talking realistically, instead of reading out of a textbook. – Verity McRae, PRINZ Undergraduate Student Ambassador for Massey University (Wellington)

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