HRINZ Student Ambassador Programme
HRINZ has made a commitment to work with the academic community in New Zealand. One of the ways we do this is by connecting tertiary students with practitioners through the HRINZ Student Ambassador Programme.
There are six programme placements available throughout New Zealand and each includes complimentary registration at the HRINZ NZ HR Conference and one year's complimentary HRINZ Student Membership. Successful applicants are the "face of HRINZ and HR" on their campus for the year, promoting and educating on their future profession.
Applications for the 2016 Student Ambassador Programme are now closed.
Information about the 2017 Student Ambassador Programme will be available in February.
The Student Ambassador Programme is intended for second and third year, undergraduate students studying in New Zealand. Extramural students, and those doing a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM are also welcome to apply. The Student Ambassador Programme is open to tertiary students regardless of their HRINZ membership status.
For further information regarding the HRINZ Student Ambassador Programme, please contact the Membership Team.
HRINZ Student Ambassadors
Danielle Hunt, Massey University, Auckland
Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Human Resource Management
I have always known that my career would involve assisting people to be successful, achieve their goals, and manager change, whilst maintaining a work-life balance. Having worked in the service industry part-time for the past three years, I have often been the role model with my peers in demonstrating inclusive and positive behaviour across all cultures. I believe with my passion for people, I can be a strong advocate both at my work place and at university to challenge and encourage people to think outside the square.
Laura Duquemin, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Marketing
Since entering the workforce, I have been intrigued as to how organisations attract, manage, develop and reward their employees. Over the last two years, I have gained valuable knowledge not only on how management policies and practices inpact on employee satisfaction and organisational performance, but have also practically applied this HR knowledge in my assignments, from job design and recruitment right through to performance management and dismissals. I aspire to begin as a HR generalist and work my way up to specialise in training, development and performance management.
Tegan Ireland, University of Waikato
Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in Supply Chain and Human Resource Management
HR papers I have studied and my most recent student summer position has confirmed my interest in HRM. During my summer job I was fortunate to work alongside an HR consultant which helped my understanding of current workplace issues, and how HRM is changing and developing in the wider workforce. Being a student ambassador for HRINZ is a great opportunity to expand my HRM knowledge and experience whilst being a great starting point for my career as it is my last year at university.
Melissa Walker, University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Human Resource Management
Having worked in office environments in between studying, I quickly found myself thinking about how we work and why we work. Last year I decided to return to study to complete my Bachelor of Commerce with HRM as my major. My aspirations with HRM are focused on diversity and international HRM. I’m interested in how other cultures work, how different political systems govern work, and how HRM may transcend these differences or how it must adapt across national and cultural boundaries.
Paige Kaye, Victoria University of Wellington
Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Human Resources, and Industrial Relations
Diversity, change and challenging are three reasons why HRM is of considerable interest to me. HRM has given me the opportunity to envision working in either the public or private sector contributing to an organisation's diversity, and supporting the creation of efficient workplaces and teams.The ability to pursue a career that I can connect with is incredibly important to me, and therefore I can see myself putting 100% into my future roles in my HR career.
Simon White, University of Otago
Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and minoring in Psychology.
|Natasha Sinclair-Taikato, Victoria University of Wellington|
|Ayla Tranter, University of Canterbury||Olivia Creighton, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology|
|Paige Allan, University of Otago||
Tracey Spence, Manukau Institute of Technology
|Harriet Riley, Victoria University of Wellington||Hamish Whitworth, Massey University|
‘Shadow’ an HR Practitioner for a Day
The Wellington Branch 'Shadow Project' was initiated by 2014 Wellington Branch Student Ambassador, Natasha Sinclair-Taikato, providing existing student members with the opportunity to ‘shadow’ an HR practitioner for a day to help them to get a better understanding of what HR people do, and providing them an insight into the ‘real world’ of HR.
HRINZ professional members were asked to volunteer to have a student member 'shadow' them for one day, read some of our student's experiences below:
- Natasha Sinclair-Taikato, Victoria University of Wellington (2014)
- Laura Featherstone, Victoria University of Wellington (2015)
- Penny Thompson, Victoria University of Wellington (2015)
Student Ambassador NZ HR Conference Highlights