Laura is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Marketing here at NMIT. With a strong desire to work in Human Resources, she has made active attempts this year to pave pathways to begin her career. Alongside her application to become a student ambassador, she has also recently begun an internship at a local firm; Intepeople Human Resources Consultants, which she says is “a great learning experience as you get to put the things you learn in lectures into practice”.
Each year HRINZ selects only six students nationwide onto the student ambassador programme; with Laura being the first ambassador in the Nelson region and one of few for smaller tertiary institutes such as NMIT. Lauras’ role over the next year is primarily centred around representing HRINZ on the NMIT campus, promoting and educating students about HRINZ membership and the HR profession.
Laura has many plans for the next year, most of which are being kept under wraps for now, however a few lecture presentations and student HR event evenings are said to be on the cards. Among her other goals for the year, she hopes to show students the value they can find in attending local HRINZ events for the purposes of networking with, and learning from, industry professionals in the Nelson region.
“I am very excited to become a part of such a valuable industry and hope that this ambassadorship will assist me to develop my skills and enhance my knowledge, enabling me to build a successful and rewarding career in this profession”
For more information, see the HRINZ website(external link).