Friday, October 03, 2008

Loyalist PR Alumni Return for Fall Panel

Yesterday's Loyalist PR alumni featured a cross-section of grads who are applying their skills in a variety of ways for a broad range of organizations.

Among this year's participants were: Katie Dudley, PR & Special Events Assistant with the Toronto Zoo, Lindsay Conboy, Communications Assistant for the Canadian Paediatric Society (Ottawa), Lisa Kirbie, Chief of Staff for Senator Grant Mitchell(Parliament Hill, Ottawa), Alex Sancton, Communications Officer at World Vision (Mississauga), Heather Forsyth, a Communications Assistant working in The Senate (Parliament Hill, Ottawa), Briar Boyce, Donor Relations Assistant, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (Picton) and Phil Jolicoeur, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator for the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough and Northumberland.

Among the topics of discussion at today's panel were the use of social media in today's marketplace, along with the challenges of monitoring such tools as blogs, YouTube and Facebook. They also offered tips on everything from the job hunt to finding the ideal internship.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! We wish you the best of success in your careers, wherever they may lead you.

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