The following article recently appeared in Loyalist College’s One Year Later publication, which offers a glimpse of where our 2006 grads now find themselves applying their skills and training.
The article is written by Catherine Holt (Loyalist PR 06/07, see photo above) who is now employed as a Fundraising Assistant with the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation in Campbellford, Ontario.
“The Post-Graduate Public Relations program was definitely the right choice for me. The training in media relations, key messaging, fundraising (i.e. donor relations) and event management has all been very valuable in my job with a hospital foundation.
As a fundraiser, donor relations are a core responsibility and one of the best parts of my job. The instruction in this area, along with the advice we received from career professionals, really helped me to decide what field of work I wanted to pursue. Much of the program is focused on relationship building which has a huge impact on any career in public relations.
I loved Loyalist because its size really promoted a feeling of belonging. The professors are highly educated and experienced in their fields of expertise, and this translates down to the students. Loyalist has a great atmosphere and the PR program is fun from start to finish. This really encourages the learning process.
My advice to anyone considering the PR program is GO FOR IT! If you love people, want to have fun in your job, are looking for more than one avenue of employment and are brave enough to put yourself out there, then the Public Relations program is for you. It opened up a new world for me and my fellow graduates. It will for you too.”