Monday, March 29, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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CPRS Hamilton Mentorship 
CPRS Hamilton 

Next Generation PR #AskMeAnything 

We’ve heard from the experts, now hear from the next generation! Next Generation PR #AskMeAnything features a panel of recent grads and new practitioners in the field. This is a great opportunity for mentees to connect with other new practitioners, and for mentors and seasoned practitioners to learn more about how they can support new practitioner success.

Alysha Kearney
Account Coordinator, Strategic Objectives

Alysha has been working at Strategic Objectives, a public relations firm in Toronto, since November 2020. She started there as an intern and has recently become an Account Coordinator. There she has worked with various clients such as Groupe Marcelle, Weber Grills, Nestle Baby, and Maple Leaf Foods. She is a graduate of Mohawk's Public Relations program and McMaster with a BA in English and Communication.

Josh Rodriguez
Digital Communications Coordinator, Doctors Without Borders
Joshua Rodriguez graduated as a double major in Political Science and Communications from Brock University and continued with a graduate certificate in Public Relations at Mohawk College. After a short period in the corporate world, he decided to join the non-profit sector aiming to have an exciting career supporting community members. He is currently working as in Digital Communication for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is one of the leading medical humanitarian organizations around the world, working in over 70 countries.
Laura Castillo
Communications Coordinator, Joseph Brant Hospital & Foundation

Laura Castillo is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University and has successfully completed her Public Relations Graduate Certificate from Mohawk College. Laura previously interned at Hamilton Police Service and worked as the Multimedia Officer at Columbia International College.  She is currently the Communications Coordinator at Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. Laura believes in the importance of authenticity and bringing your personality to your work.

Nicole Moll
Archway Marketing Associate, McMaster University

Nicole currently works in two roles at McMaster University. She is the Marketing Associate for the Archway Program in Housing and Conference Services, which supports first year students, and is also the Communications Coordinator at the Offord Centre for Child Studies.

In June 2020, she graduated with a Master of Science in Strategic Communication and Public Relations from Queen Margaret University in Scotland. With previous communications experience working at a start-up business, in a municipal government, and in educational institutions, she emphasizes that to gain new skills and advance her career, a willingness to take risks and experience new roles has been essential.

Moderators: Dan Muys, APR and Kim Zarzuela, MSc