Grad Profile: Jami Pollard (2012/13)

Today's Loyalist PR Grad Profile features Jami Pollard, Service & Event Coordinator at Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Picton, Ontario.

Prior to enrolling in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program at Loyalist College, Jami completed a two-year diploma in Business Administration at Loyalist.

Loyalist PR: What made you decide to enroll in Loyalist PR?

Jami Pollard: I have a passion for helping others, I've always been interested in event coordination, and I love to plan and organize. Public relations seemed like a perfect fit.

Loyalist PR: What are some of your duties as Service & Event Coordinator at Isaiah Tubbs Resort?

Jami: My position is constantly evolving and changing. I am the assistant to our Sales Manager. This means I communicate with clietns through email, by phone, as well as in person to attain details for their upcoming event. I set up and coordinate any weddings happening at the resort, and I input a lot of information and details to create event orders for any company conference, social event or wedding happening at Isaiah Tubbs. These are some of the requirements of this position, but every day is different, and that's what I love about it.

Loyalist PR: How did Loyalist PR help prepare you for your current position?

Jami: I learned a lot of valuable knowledge from this program. Loyalist PR taught me professional communication skills, improved my writing abilities and gave me the confidence to apply myself. I use these skills every day.

Loyalist PR: Any highlights you'd like to share from your year in Loyalist PR?

Jami: I met some great people and learned a lot. I always enjoyed our guest speakers. They were so full of energy and first-hand information based on their experience. But my favourite part of the program was always the execution of our events and fundraisers which we were so passionate about. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for Loyalist PR.

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

Jami: It's an open road. Follow your heart. Do something you're passionate about. When things get tough, stay strong and you'll succeed.

Loyalist PR: Great advice, Jami! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, and all the best along your career path.