Celebrating a decade of PR students and PRINZ collaboration

MCSA, the University of Waikato’s Management Communication Students Association, is celebrating its tenth anniversary on October 4, 2018, and PRINZ has played a key role in its success.

The event will host graduates who were involved with MCSA over the years, current members of MCSA, the Head of Waikato Management and Marketing School Associate Professor Stuart Dillon, and Ms Lee Cowan, Communication Manager for DairyNZ representing PRINZ.

Coincidentally, it is held in the same meeting room where MCSA was launched on September 17th, 2008, as a joint venture between Public Relations students and PRINZ. The launch was attended by Fiona Cassidy, then PRINZ President, and Paul Dryden, then PRINZ Executive Director.

Paul Dryden once said that “Waikato Management Students were more of an asset to the industry”. He was passionate about supporting PR students and providing them with professional opportunities. PRINZ have followed his lead and sustained the PRINZ affiliation with MCSA and the commitment to support PR students entering the industry.

It is the success of students of Management Communication at the University of Waikato, especially those who were involved with MCSA, and the commitment of PRINZ to support them over the past 10 years, that students and graduates will be celebrating in the MCSA event on Thursday.

About MCSA

MCSA, the University of Waikato Management Communication Students Association, aims to link students to the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations industries and provide them with industry experiences during their time at university. It has been affiliated with PRINZ, the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, since 2008. 

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