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!