|Matthew Harding (far left)|
One thing we don't always talk about on this blog is the fact that many of our PR graduates go on to have highly successful careers in various non-marketing industries. What's interesting is to hear them talk about how their year in Post-Graduate Public Relations at Loyalist College helped prepare them for those roles.
Here's a note we received from Loyalist PR graduate Matthew Harding (2014/15) who is now an Aviation System Technician with the Royal Canadian Air Force:
"The PR program assisted me with furthering my career goals by helping me develop my public speaking abilities. This directly increased my self-confidence which in turn enables me to perform my job better.
Loyalist PR also exposed me to new challenges I had never faced before. By learning to handle these challenges through education and practice, I developed the ability to think outside the box. This is a critical skill needed for my military career, so I have the PR program to thank for that.
Furthermore, the PR program really drove home the philosophy of brand representation. Having the mindset that I represent my organization and the values of that organization is essential to maintaining a professional career. Everyone needs professional composure, whether they are in the military, a social worker or brand ambassador. Professionalism is essential to doing your job well and with pride, which should be the goal of anyone seeking a career."
Thanks, Matt! We wish you all the best in your military career - we're so proud of you.