PR students make their mark in Ottawa

A perfect fall day welcomed Post-Grad Public Relations students to the capital city last Thursday.

Despite the early morning departure from Loyalist College in Belleville, everyone was keen to meet up with a number of the city's PR professionals.

Students with an interest in public affairs enjoyed a morning on Parliament Hill with Loyalist PR alumnus Lisa Kirbie in Senator Grant Mitchell's offices. They also met with Michael Ignatieff and members of the Hill's communications staff. Lunch at a popular parliamentary hang-out was followed up by a trip to the Privy Council (amidst tight security).

Meanwhile, students with more of an interest in the private sector met with Deneen Perrin, Public Relations Director at the Chateau Laurier, a visit which included a tour of one of the country's most historic hotels. Lunch followed at the nearby Elephant and Castle, after which students made their way to Sparks Street where they met with the president of Delta Media, Sheena Pennie.

A fantastic day of getting to know one another better (especially during the long detour home on the 401) and engaging with professionals in our field.

Great to have you along for the ride, everyone!