Priya Gill
Priya Gill

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

Head of Features, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, India.

All of my achievements in the field of journalism were made possible thanks to the Diploma in Journalism course at Massey. The course was challenging, thought-provoking and most importantly, taught me how to think like a journalist.

The amount of work experience I gained and internships provided by the course at Massey were invaluable, helping me to land my first job in India at a major magazine, India Today.

I moved to India as I wanted to explore the country's diverse and exciting media industry; it was the encouragement of my lecturers that helped me make this wonderful move.

I have worked with the Hindustan Times for three years, handling all lifestyle feature content for most of the northern states - Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. I was handling six editions of HT City, a popular daily lifestyle supplement, a magazine supplement, and also looking after feature-related projects.

I chose to study journalism at Massey because it has the reputation of being the best in the country in terms of print media.

One of my fondest memories of the course was being surrounded by intelligent, like-minded people who all shared a passion for journalism and writing. The lecturers were warm, friendly and supportive and immediately made us feel like we were part of a family.

I made some great friends and everyone enjoyed socialising together after classes too. I also really liked the amount of work experience we gained during the course which proved to be extremely helpful in landing jobs later on.

I strongly recommend aspiring journalists to apply for the Massey programme. I wouldn't be where I am today had it not been for the support of my lecturers and peers at Massey, the wonderful course content, the opportunities for work experience and internships provided and the positive, warm work environment.

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