By Andrea Sologuren
If there is something we have learned in this program, it’s that conversations go a long way. It takes more than a simple response to an employment ad to land your dream job.
On Jan. 27, our program coordinators held a networking event at the Trafalgar campus.
We had the privilege of speaking with community leaders and learned about their dedication to community impact. Their efforts and accomplishments are beyond impressive.
As aspiring PR professionals, we are required to work with real clients during the academic year. Our assignment: write communications plans to help them achieve their goals. During the networking session, some non-profits agreed to partner up with us for this project. We are excited to work with them and see our communication initiatives come to life this semester.
Thank you to the following non-profits for taking the time to network with us:
- Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton,
Tina Blatchford, Executive Director;
- United Way Oakville,
Elyse Maxwell, Manager, Marketing & Communications;
- Oakville Community Foundation,
Sarah McPherson, Director, Communications & Development;
- Oakville YMCA,
Brenda Ridgway, Manager Marketing & Communications;
- Acclaim Health,
Kate Rogers, Marketing Coordinator;
- Oakville Hospital Foundation,
Monica Blumhoff, Special Events Officer
Thadshiga Jayaseelan, Digital Communications Coordinator
Julia Tompkins, Graphic Designer;
- Home Suite Hope,
Michelle Pommells, President & CEO
Kris Copeland, Events Coordinator / Executive Assistant to the CEO;
- Food for Life,
Karen Bonhan, Outreach Programs Manager;
- Lions Foundation of Canada/Dog Guides Canada,
Jenny Gladish, Communications Manager, and Yeti the dog