Going into a PR program I had no idea what I was going to learn. To be honest, I thought it would be pretty similar to what I learned in university studying Communications. But, even though PR involves communications, it is a much different experience that I enjoy a lot more. I am a hands-on and visual learner so the college experience is much more up my ally. I would say I have learned more in just on semester in the PR program a Mohawk College than I have in two years in a Communications program in university. If it were not for this program I would not be able to have this opportunity with CTV.
My advice for future students is to start looking for a placement before you start the program. This way you have one right away and can get it done in the first semester with no stress. I also advise finding a placement at an organization that really interests you. Your internship acts as a workplace and you should work somewhere you love. I am telling you this because most internships could turn into a future opportunity to work there full time. At CTV they have many employees who use to be interns. Anyway, I wish you all luck in this program and with your internships!
Natalie Treude | Communications Intern
299 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2Z5