Today’s Freeze Frame is with Karen Windover (Loyalist PR 07/08). Karen is currently employed as the Special Events & Development Co-ordinator at Albert College in Belleville, Ontario.
Prior to enrolling in Loyalist PR, Karen completed a diploma in Fashion Merchandising at Fanshawe College.
Freeze Frame: What are some of your duties as Special Events & Development Co-ordinator at Albert College?
Karen Windover: My duties feel like a bit of everything. I plan events from beginning to end. This includes making the invitations, tickets and programs for the event to decorating and managing the event. Some of my other duties include: using communication tools to keep our Albert College alumni informed(i.e. Facebook and Twitter), building relationships, arranging accommodations and travel expenses with our out of town guests.
I also work on things that are going on around the school; for example, right now I am working with the drama students while they prepare for the upcoming play The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe which is being held Friday February 26th & Saturday, February 27th.
FF: What do you like most about your job?
KW: I like all aspects of my job. Literally no two days are the same and I am always busy with a different task. Whether it's graphic design work, sending out mailings, planning an event, going to meetings or getting donations, no two days are ever the same and it keeps things really interesting.
FF: How did Loyalist PR help prepare you for this job?
KW: I feel that the PR program prepared me for my job at Albert College by touching on the many aspects of the "PR World."
FF: What are three skills you learned in Loyalist PR that you're now using on your job?
KW: Indesign, fundraising fundamentals and working with non-profits (i.e. how to come up with creative ideas on NO budget!).
FF: Any favourite memories of your time in Loyalist PR?
KW: The whole year was a good memory. I hope everyone is doing well :)