That Frustrating Question… How Do I Get Experience While Still At at University?!

Written by Emma Maciaszek, 2018 PRINZ Student Ambassador, University of Canterbury Photo: PRINZ Christchurch event – ‘Crème de la crème from World PR Forum and PRINZ Annual Conference’    One of the fantastic things about the Media & Communications industry is the opportunities and different directions that it offers for our careers. Whilst our degrees can take…

Making the most of internships

Written by Heather Williams, 2018 PRINZ Student Ambassador, Waikato Institute of Technology Taking the bull by the horns is key to a successful internship, but is that all? There is so much to be gained from this essential module but why? The skills gained through an internship can surprise you. Not only can these opportunities…

“You either lead or you lose” – Advice from Avon’s new CEO

Written by Garth Tunnicliffe, Student of Management Communication, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato Hamilton, August 27, 2018, 12PM. While Avon’s investors have seen a stock plunge of more than 70% in the past three years, the company’s new CEO, Jan Zijderveld, was very optimistic about Avon’s future recovery. He spoke about his leadership challenges to his alma…

Glorious Graduation

Written by Miriam Taylor, 2018 PRINZ Student Ambassador, AUT University In a swish of black garb, Sarah readied herself at the base of the stairs. One foot in front of another she mounts the stage, determined that her choice of [fabulous but slightly tight] heels aren’t going to ruin this moment. As she moves in…

Diving into the deep end

Written by Adam Szentes, 2017 PRINZ Student Ambassador, AUT University The transition from full-time student to (hopefully) full-time practitioner is certainly a hot topic on the minds of many of my peers, nearing the end of our undergraduate study. Donald Schön describes this journey, as a dive from the “hard, high ground” of academic institutions…