Breanne Talbot: Student Success Story

Breanne Talbot landed her dream job in June 2010 when she signed on as Communications Specialist with Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA). Breanne has been involved in a number of exciting projects and played a key role in organizing grand opening events for the new Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

Working in WAA’s Communications & Public Affairs department keeps Breanne on the go with writing press releases, speech notes, presentations, award submissions and coordinating internal and external events. She also takes great pride in managing WAA’s social media presence, engaging with external audiences through platforms such as blogging and Twitter.

A few years before touching down at the airport, Breanne realized she would have to further her education beyond a Bachelor of Arts degree and develop specialized skills if she was going to obtain her dream job in communications. In 2006, Breanne enrolled in the full-time Public Relations diploma and Management certificate program. She perfected her written and oral communication skills, gained knowledge about public relations, learned about management, and through hard work and dedication, graduated at the top of her class.

Breanne is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and has been actively involved on the local chapter’s board of directors. She has served as a student liaison, communications director, secretary, and most recently as treasurer in 2011-2012.

According to Breanne, learning is a lifelong journey and she welcomes every opportunity to grow personally and professionally. To that end, Breanne is a current participant in Leadership Winnipeg, a program spearheaded by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Manitoba. The program seeks to provide a diverse learning experience for existing and emerging leaders in all sectors of the community, helping to create leadership capacity, which will sustain the future of the city.

Program

Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Communication Diploma

Year of Graduation

2007

Current Employer

Winnipeg Airports Authority

Job Title

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
Wesley and Buhler Buildings