Amy Palmquist : Student Success Story
There’s a difference between being ready to work in an industry and that industry recognizing that you’re ready to work. As I was completing my Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Rhetoric, Writing and Communications at The University of Winnipeg, I knew it wasn’t enough to get me where I wanted to be. I needed an edge; something that would spark intrigue in my future employer; something that would make me stand out.
I was browsing what options I had when I stumbled across the Public Relations Marketing Management Diploma Program. I stopped my search right then and there. It just made sense. All of the courses offered complemented my degree, going more in depth in what I already knew and branching out to areas that I needed to know. This program was the missing link I was looking for.
I have been able to absorb a multitude of information through my fellow classmates, the instructors and all of the industry-recognized guest speakers featured in my classes, all of whom offer incalculable value to the program.
I have been able to use my tailored skills and the networking connections I've made to obtain hands on industry experience through volunteering opportunities such as being a part of the Media Team for the 2014 Junos.
I believed this program would pave the way for dynamic opportunities and I was right. The full-time program gives students an opportunity to participate in a 4 week internship with an organization in the field once the coursework is complete. Following my communications internship for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, I was offered a position on the Grey Cup Festival team as the Festival Events and Operations Assistant. I love what I do every day and am thankful for the opportunity to work in such a fun, challenging and fulfilling industry.