Kristin Simonson


Kristin Simonson

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Communication and Community Engagement Officer at SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team).

“I'm so grateful for my time at Massey. The papers I did at Massey were a great mix of theory and practice. I learnt about the history and background of a subject and then ended up creating communication plans, brochures, presentations and a documentary….”

I was attracted to Massey Wellington because I wanted to stay in Wellington at that point and they offered the degree I wanted. I also liked the thought of smaller classes as the teaching could be more one on one. The teachers are very approachable and they remember you! I know if I saw one on the street tomorrow they would say hi.

I made myself available and volunteered for a lot of stuff. You really get out what you put in with this degree and because I was so open to new opportunities, I was the Vice President of MACS, I was approached to do projects and focus groups, and did 4 internships outside and inside of the university structure.

I learnt so much and really I grew as a person thanks to the opportunities I was offered though my classes and MACS. I highly recommend the degree. Do internships, put your hand up for opportunities, and join MACS. The results that my degree has given towards my career are practical experience, relationship skills and a solid understanding of the basics of communication. Everything else needs to be learnt on the job.

My present role as a Communication and Community Engagement Officer at SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) entails me to help Christchurch residents understand the rebuild process.

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