Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grad Profile: Maggie Doucette (2012/13)

Today's Loyalist PR graduate profile is with Maggie Doucette (2012/13) who is now employed as a Public Relations Associate at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada situated in downtown Toronto.

Prior to enrolling in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program at Loyalist College, Maggie completed a degreen in Health Sciences & Sociology at Western University.

Loyalist PR: Why did you decide to enrol in the Post-Grad PR Program at Loyalist following your university program?

Maggie Doucette: I wanted to grow my skills in program organization and management so I could pursue a career in the field of communications.

Loyalist PR: How did the Post-Grad PR program help prepare you for your current role?

Maggie: Loyalist and Kerry prepared me for my current position by teaching me how to make media lists and PR campaigns/plans, and how to run social media accounts. There is a much longer list of things I have used during my job that I learne dfrom Kerry, but it would take all day.

Loyalist PR: Any favourite memories from your time in the Post-Grad PR program that you'd like to share?

Maggie: My favourite moment was when we held our fundraising event. It was extremely thrilling to raise money for such great causes [United Way and The Prom Project].

Loyalist PR: Any tips for this year's crew of Loyalist PR students?

Maggie: Journalists/media can catch you unaware, so keep yours eyes and ears wide open. There are going to be meanies on social media, so prepare for that too. Take advantage of being in school! Travel when you can and use your breaks to have fun. Life will never be as easy.

Loyalist PR: Thanks for sharing with us, Maggie! We're glad you took the Loyalist PR "FISH Philosophy" to heart when you decided to work for the aquarium (hee hee). Best of luck in your new position.

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