Monday, July 16, 2007
Freeze Frame with Angel Laming (LoyalistPR 06/07)
Freeze Frame is a regular feature of the LoyalistPR blog where we post our findings on what our illustrious alumni are up to and how much they’re making these days (just kidding!).
Today’s Freeze Frame features Angel Laming (LoyalistPR 06/07). Prior to enrolling in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program at Loyalist College, Angel earned her diploma in Print Journalism from Loyalist College.
Freeze Frame: So what are you up to these days, Angel?
Angel Laming: These days I am working with Big Brothers and Big Sisters to ensure that every child in Leeds and Grenville who is in need of a friend finds one. I am pretty much a "friend finder." There is a lot of children who eat alone at lunch or who play alone at recess and these children deserve to have fun just like the rest of the kids. So I send in a teen or adult mentor for one hour a week for the whole school year to play with a child and make them feel just as special as the other children.
FF: What would you say are the three most important lessons you’ve learned in LoyalistPR?
AL: The three most important lessons would be: to say
thanks, the FISH principles and not to eat KFC!
FF: What does it take to find a job in public relations?
AL: I found a job right out of school. I was only finished my internship [at Big Brothers and Big Sisters] about three weeks before I started here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville. You need to have that portfolio as well… remember to always use your portfolio.
FF: What’s your advice for current or future LoyalistPR students?
AL: The advice that I would offer is in order for others to respect you, you have to respect yourself. If you want a friend, you have to be a friend.
FF: What was the latest movie you saw and how would you rate it?
AL: The latest movie I saw was Ghost Rider (last night) and I would rate it a 5/10... it kind of sucked.