A sweet farewell to internship...

As the month of May winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank the 25 employers who have provided such great internship opportunities for our Post-Grad PR students this year.

Here is just a sampling of employer comments (used by permission) following this year’s internship process:

“Jess has been a great addition to the Cake family. She is upbeat, eager to learn and very good at asking questions if tasks are unclear. We’re happy to have hired her as part of our team .” – Allison Daisley, Public Relations Manager, Cake Beauty (Toronto)

Amanda has been fantastic. Her attitude is phenomenal which is the most important thing! She is willing to learn, put in hours and is very responsible! So much so that I have hired her!” – Hala Bissada, President and CEO, Hala Events and Communications (Toronto)

“Shorey has been a great intern. Based on her internship at Live Tour Artists we have offered her a position. We would hate to lose her and perhaps we can be her entry into the world of entertainment.” – Joan Kirby, Live Tour Artists (Oakville)

“Great internship. Clear grasp of PR skills and application. Very keen and enthusiastic about all assigned duties. Has a bright future in public relations.” – Chris Morrison, VP, Client Services, MediaMiser Ltd. (Ottawa)

“Very mature student. Possesses great writing skills. Good at managing her time. Very passionate. Communicates well with team leader and other staff. Very effective. I would not hesitate to hire her.” – Sophie Castonguay, Communications Manager, Canadian Paralympic Committee (Ottawa)

Sharon has come to our busy department and has really thrived. She’s adapted quickly to our environment, has quickly understood our culture and has proven herself a tremendous asset to our team. If I had an opening, she would be hired immediately!” – Julie White Public Affairs Manager, Kingston General Hospital

“With just a couple of days of orientation, Brent was able to jump in and take on jobs. In his short stay, he contributed a great deal of work, and he was always eager and willing to take on more jobs and responsibility. We wish him all the best in his career and know he will do well.” -- Chandra Tremblay, Communications Officer, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (Port Hope)

“Sundeep was a pleasure to work with. He arrived with enthusiasm and inspired staff with his level of involvement in the projects to which he was assigned. He has left us with a very favourable impression, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.” – James Bluhm, Director, Corporate Services, Human Resources Development Canada (Ottawa)

Finally, thanks to all of our other wonderful internship employers! We wish we were able to post all of your positive comments and feedback.

Interested in a Post-Graduate Public Relations intern from Loyalist College for the spring of 2008? Just e-mail kramsay@loyalistc.on.ca for your very own PDF internship brochure.