River 4

Get yourself ready for a winning PR career

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  • 03 - 04/04/2019
  • 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • PRINZ office, 69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland
  • CPD: 4.00
  • $0.00+GST (member), $20.00+GST (non member), $0.00+GST (student-member)
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This event is free for PRINZ student and graduate members and $20+GST for non-member students.

Want to know more about different areas of communications and various aspects of public relations? Interested in a particular career path? Seeking ways for a successful transition from study to work, or just want to meet more people in the industry? The PRINZ Student Career Orientation is an excellent opportunity for you to talk to a range of PR/Comms practitioners with diverse career backgrounds and experiences.

Whether you are just starting a PR major considering a PR/Comms career, or keen to secure a great job in PR, this event is ideal for you to gain tips and advice from industry professionals for a winning PR/Comms career.

You may be wondering what working in the PR industry entails, whether it could be a good fit for you, what the benefits and challenges are. The day-to-day role of PR practitioners can look quite different depending on whether they’re representing multiple clients at an agency or whether they’re based in-house at a specific company, public sector, or not-for-profit organisation.

At this mix 'n mingle dedicated to students, not only will you build up your network, but you'll also be energised with valuable insights and critical knowledge to advance your PR career.

PRINZ Student membership information

Feel free to email Violet at violet@prinz.org.nz if you have any questions, need help with registrations or just looking for a peer to go with to this event.



Annie Hogan, PR Director, Lassoo Media | PR

Lwindi Ellis, Head of PR, Adhesive PR

Katie West, Director, Bare PR

Paul O'Leary, Managing Director, Pursuit PR


Amy Richardson, Internal Communications Advisor, SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Glyn Jones MPRINZ, EM Corporate Communications ACTING, IAG New Zealand Limited

Karen Chan, Senior Communications Manager, Bell Gully

Kate Thompson, Community Engagement Manager, KiwiRail

Public sector:

Victoria Walker, Head of Marketing, Brand and Publicity, Auckland Council


Alana McIsaac, Media And Communications Manager, Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Format: This event will run in an informal format to encourage students to interact with the PR/Comms professionals at their hubs. The hubs will represent different sectors of the industry - Agency, Corporate, Not-for-profit, and Public sector.

Venue information: PRINZ office is located at level 1 in the Marketing Association Building.