Industry 101 – A Panel for Grads, From Grads
You’re one step away from graduating – what’s next? CPRS Manitoba
invites you to a panel discussion with recent graduates to provide
you with everything you need to know about life after graduating.
From tips on how to ace your first interview and how to score your
dream job, our panelists will provide insight from different sectors
of the public relations industry so that you know what to expect
when you go out into the world.
Whether you’re a recent grad, finishing up your final year of studies,
or just starting out, this mixer is a great opportunity to hear about
different communications jobs available in Winnipeg and meet with
fellow PR students and grads.
Moderated by Chris Albi, Communications Manager at Winnipeg Harvest and CPRS Manitoba board member,our panel discussion will answer your questions about starting a career in PR. Panelists include Jason Booth from Winnipeg Harvest, Kailey Barron
at City of Winnipeg, Priscilla Rios at Aramark, and Kristin Cuma at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Join the conversation on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub, UWinnipeg AnX, 2-471 Portage Avenue at Colony Street
Tickets: $5, includes pizza
To register, click here.
What are the benefits of attending this mixer?
- Hear from recent graduates about their first few years in the industry
- Meet your future coworkers in a fun, casual environment
- Learn the steps to success after graduation
About our Fantastic Panelists:
Priscilla Rios is a communications specialist with Bachelor degree in Social Communication – Journalism, Content Strategy Specialization from Northwestern University (USA), and post-graduate certification from PACE University of Winnipeg in Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communication (Canada). She has twelve years experience as a journalist for television and magazines in Brazil, with strong writing and oral communications skills, in-depth knowledge of social media and media relations. In the past year, represented CBC Radio Canada in public events and on their social media channels. Nowadays, Priscilla is current working as a Marketing Coordinator for Aramark Canada in Winnipeg. Priscilla has the passion and drive for continuous learning, and when has a free time she loves travelling and learning other languages and cultures. So far she speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Leaving behind an eight-year career in the full-throttle film and television industry in 2008, Jason Booth graduated with honours from Red River College’s Creative Communications program in 2010 and found a new calling in copywriting and communications work. Jason has worked with Winnipeg Harvest, a not-for-profit food distribution and training centre, for the past two years.
Kailey Barron is a Communication Projects Officer with the City of Winnipeg and a volunteer board member for the Canadian Public Relations Society of Manitoba. A graduate of the Creative Communications program in 2014, Kailey currently specializes in media relations, news releases, events, and social media in a corporate and government setting. She is a proud Transcona girl where she lives with her fiance, their two dogs, and a Trans-Am parked on the front lawn (just kidding).
Kristin Cuma is a recent graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College (2015) and has worked as part of the Community Relations Team at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers since graduation. Using strategic communications skills she learned in the Public Relations major, she works on community investment projects including Break the Silence on Violence against Women, Bombers Tackle Bullying, and the Bombers’ Hit the Books program. She also coordinates two lovable mascots, Buzz and Boomer, and assists with communications and media relations for the Community Relations department. This year, she saw her first Grey Cup as a staff member.