PRINZ Student Ambassador Programme
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, AUT and Waikato University). The ambassador's role is to promote PRINZ and the benefits of joining PRINZ to their University peers.
- Adam Szentes (Undergraduate) & Danielle Julian (Postgraduate), Auckland University of Technology
- Grace Jones, Unitec Institute of Technology
- Anna Glibbery, University of Waikato
- Anusha Gunasekaran, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
- Kate Hayhoe (Undergraduate) & Shiqi Tan (Postgraduate), Massey University - Auckland
- Verity Prudence McRae (Undergraduate) & Xinyi Yang (Postgraduate), Massey University - Wellington
- Taylor Hislop, University of Otago
- Cameron James Anglesey, University of Canterbury
The chosen Student Ambassadors each receive:
- One year’s complimentary membership
- Complimentary tickets to PRINZ networking events each month
- 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 1350+ 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 PR Central
- 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
- University of Canterbury
- University of Otago
Applications for 2017 have now closed. If you have any questions please contact the PRINZ office.
Quotes from PRINZ 2016 Student Ambassadors
It has truly been an incredible experience being a PRINZ Student Ambassador for 2016. I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge from the many events that I have been able to attend, and even assist with this year. It has also been fantastic to network with communication guru's in the Waikato region and greater NZ community. Relationships are the very core of PR, and this opportunity has provided me the chance to create relationships with people who are currently in the industry, and gain a greater understanding of the industry that I cannot wait to be a part of. – Anna Strong, PRINZ Student Ambassador for Wintec, 2016.
As a Student Ambassador for PRINZ this year, I've had the chance to attend some awesome networking events. I've met other ambitious student ambassadors who I now consider good friends, and we are all encouraging of each other as we move forward into our careers. I've enjoyed meeting people who have worked hard to be where they are now, and they've shared a lot of valuable life and career advice that has driven me further towards wanting to do something amazing with my communication degree. I highly encourage communication students to get involved with PRINZ, as what you put in, you get in return, and I can't say thank you enough to the team behind it all!. – Kendra Stone, PRINZ Student Ambassador for Massey University, Auckland 2016.
My year spent as the AUT Undergraduate Student Ambassador has opened so many doors for me. It was through PRINZ, and attending the events and conference as a student ambassador that I could connect with so many communication professionals from around the country – a couple of which I was lucky enough to then intern for and be offered a position with. Attending the PRINZ Conference is one of the highlights of being an ambassador; having the opportunity to hear from industry leaders while still studying is invaluable. I strongly feel that as a student ambassador, and a student member of PRINZ, it shows to potential employees and other PR and Communication professionals that you are proactive about your future in the PR industry and are keen to learn as much as possible before leaving university. You are also able to connect with many of your other Communications and PR students also, as you get to interact with them throughout the year building the relationships within your personal network. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Student Ambassador programme to anyone studying Communications; I know I wouldn’t be where I am in the industry without the opportunity!. - Georgia Ward, PRINZ Undergraduate Student Ambassador for Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 2016.