Thursday, October 03, 2013

Grad Profile: Lola McMurter (2012/13)

Today's Loyalist PR graduate profile features Lola McMurter (2012/13) who is now employed as the Special Events Coordinator for The Lung Association.

Prior to enrolling in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program, Lola studied Health Administration and Human Resources Management.

Loyalist PR: What made you decide to enroll in the Post-Grad PR Program at Loyalist College?

Lola: I wanted something that would complement my degree and make me more employable. PR seemed a natural fit since I was interested in fundraising and communications.

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

Lola: I have used absolutely everything I learned! Even though there were times I thought I wouldn't use the material (i.e. how to create a media kit), I have used a wide range of skills in the fundraising events I have coordinated.

Loyalist PR: Any favourite memories of your year in Loyalist PR?

Lola: All of it - I had a blast! I especially enjoyed going to Steam Whistle (in Toronto) as part of our fall class trip.

Loyalist PR: Any words of wisdom for this year's Loyalist PR students?

Lola: Have fun and pay attention --  it's all useful! Enjoy - it goes by fast!

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