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On April 28, 2017, the CPRS Calgary Education & Students portfolio hosted Passport to PR YYC. The event allowed students the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to work in PR for various companies around Calgary, spend time learning from esteemed public relations practitioners and build their network.
These are their stories.
The CPRS Calgary - Education & Students Committee invites you to participate in our 2016/2017 mentorship program. This program will provide an amazing opportunity for students to connect and engage with esteemed public relations practitioners such as yourself as well as help them navigate their future careers.
What’s in it for you as a mentor?
- Receive accreditation maintenance points (worth one maintenance point/year)
- Learn more about new technologies/strategies from graduating students
- Give back to the profession/share your experience with up-and-coming practitioners
Of course, we can’t forget the table stakes – the mentorship program prides itself in being a platform for mentors to immerse themselves in projects, mentoring, skill-building that is both professionally and academically related, resume building, and interview guidance.
What’s the time commitment?
How much time you and your mentee decide to commit to the project is completely up to you; however, there is a minimum requirement that is set out in the initial mentorship agreement. The minimum requirement entails one face-to-face meeting per month and at least one phone call and/or email each month from both parties. There will also be two networking events throughout the term and a few checkpoint meetings with the mentorship coordinator.
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, please reply to Mikayla Kardynal (email@example.com) with your contact information.
Attention nonprofit communicators - Do you need some hands-on assistance with a public relations project or event this winter?
The Public Relations program at Mount Royal University is recruiting opportunities for students to work with nonprofit organizations on PR projects and events during the winter 2017 semester.