The Department of Communication Studies, the Career Centre and LA&PS partnered together for a Q&A with Communication Studies Alumni.
The panel, moderated by Surina Sohal, featured Lyan Khazanchi Communications Manager, TD Bank Group, Sherine Osbourne Communications and Marketing Officer at Government of Canada, Adrienne Middlebrook Coordinator, Marketing & Communications, Greater Toronto Hockey League, Christine Bernard Communications Manager, Shaw Communications and Manuel Arellano Manager, Communications and Change Management, Scotiabank.
The first hour focused on career related questions, specifically what one can do with a Communication Studies degree, the journey each panelist had to get where they are today, as well as their various responsibilities in their current roles.
All panelists agreed that networking as well as hands on experience is crucial in landing a job within the field. Other tips included taking advantage of resources available to students (as well as online), be professional in all situations, invest in personal branding, tailor cover letters and resumes for each specific job applied for and to be cognizant of what is required for different roles.