Career: Communication

John S. Weeren

Founding Director of Princeton Writes

John Weeren finished Foundation Year Program (FYP) in 1982, yet still spends his days on a campus that reminds people of Hogwarts. But it’s not King’s. It’s Princeton. As an undergraduate student, Weeren’s first encounter with collegiate life was…

Georgia Carley

Instructional Designer, TuesdayAfternoon Media Inc.

“It’s something I wish I had known existed when I was in university,” says Georgia Carley with a laugh. “I didn’t find out about it until after my PhD graduation!” But that didn’t stop Georgia from leaping into a career as an instructional…

Amy Shira Teitel

Author, Blogger, Historian

When Amy Shira Teitel looks up at the night sky she sees not just the twinkling lights, she sees stories. “I can’t look at the moon,” Amy says, “and not think about the stories of the people who went there. Or the planets and not think about the…

Victoria Foley

Director of Marketing, New England Cancer Specialists; City Councilor, Biddeford, Maine

Victoria Foley had no idea when she was at King’s that a career in politics beckoned from the future. She was just enjoying the Foundation Year Program (FYP) and then, studying journalism. “It taught me to have an open mind,” Victoria says. “It…

Dalia Lourenço

Communications Consultant, United Nations and Career Strategist

Dalia Lourenço found herself in Luanda, the capitol of Angola on the west coast of Africa. She had a contract with the United Nations to help with communications for vaccination programs. One was for an ongoing battle against polio. She found a man…

Adrienne Bernstein

Communications Officer at Teach a Man to Fish

Adrienne Bernstein just wasn’t sure it was the right fit. She landed a job as an editorial assistant at CBC in Toronto right after graduating from King’s. In the fourteen months she was there she went from operating the teleprompter and delivering…

Harriet Alida Lye

Writer

Telling a good story about Harriet Alida Lye and her life during and after King’s is an easy task. The difficulty comes in deciding which story. It could be about the work she is currently doing at the McMichael Art Gallery. Harriet is the social…

Gwenith Cross

Secretariat Manager, Academic Council on the United Nations System

“I may not be the best example of getting a quick PhD,” says Gwenith Cross with a laugh. She’s right about that. Gwenith began her program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo in 2009. Her thesis defense didn’t happen until the…

Andrew Laing

President, Cormex Research

As a self-professed news junkie, Andrew Laing has made a career out of his talent for observing patterns in the world we live in. He is the president of Canada’s leading media research firm—and what makes this his dream job is that he has a front…

Stephanie McGrath

Vice President of Strategy at VERB Interactive

Stephanie McGrath says, “companies and organizations are starting to realize the only way they can reach people is with interesting stories.” And for a content strategist, that’s great news. Stephanie works for VERB Interactive in Halifax as Vice…

Davis Carr

Communications Advisor, Federation for Canadian Municipalities

When Davis Carr wants to do something new, chances are it will get done. “That’s how it was at King’s,” she recalls. “You just go for it.” Since she graduated in 2012, Davis has been a force to be reckoned with in the field of communications. “It…

Arwen Kidd

Project Director, Internews (Sierra Leone) & Multimedia Consultant

Arwen Kidd has never been one to take the easy path. While a student at King’s, she spent a summer in Romania, researching her honours thesis on post-Communist media. A three-month journalism internship chasing stories in Accra, Ghana, gave her a…

Amber MacArthur

Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Keynote Speaker, and TV/Radio Host

How do you go from a two-room schoolhouse in rural PEI to becoming a leading voice in new media and technology? According to Amber MacArthur, even just one year at the University of King’s College makes all the difference. Described by Canadian…

Sam Mednick

Burkina Faso Correspondent for the Associated Press; Freelance Journalist

“My motto is ‘just say yes’,” says Samuelle – Sam – Mednick. Pragmatic and direct, Sam has spent her career following stories across the world. “I never loved school,” says Sam of her high school years in Toronto, “So a general BA would not have…

Chris Putnam

Communications Officer, University of Saskatchewan

Chris Putnam has a job tailor made for the curious. He’s a communications officer at the University of Saskatchewan. One of his responsibilities is to profile researchers engaged in fascinating work. “Everyone’s got a story and a personality,” says…

Rosanna Nicol

Community Development Consultant

Rosanna Nicol is a quiet force to be reckoned with. Working in the field of Indigenous state relations, she has helped facilitate important work in Canada’s Indigenous communities. However, if asked, she wouldn’t say it was a ‘calling’. “I didn’t…

Catharina de Waal

Account Executive, Evolution PR; Co-Founder, Northgate Speed Skating Club

Catharina de Waal is driven by career and passion. She works at a boutique public relations firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she’s already earned a promotion. Prior to joining the firm, she worked on government contracts, helping establish…

Jennifer Josenhans

Assistant to the Director of the Ecologic Institute

When Jennifer Josenhans looks out the massive window in her office in Berlin she sees a large tree. And looking at it, as she researches issues related to climate change and drafts documents for the Ecologic Institute, the same thought often pops…

Angela Chang

Communications Officer, Science East

In her final year at King’s, Angela Chang didn’t know whether she would qualify for her degree by the time semester ended. She was the first student to attempt a combined degree with Saint Mary’s University, and the reciprocal agreement was not yet…

Megan Buntain

Chief Marketing Officer, Buntain + Partners

Megan Buntain has been busy—since launching her startup buntain+partners in summer 2015, her team of three now represents 10 clients. “We’re learning a lot—quickly, ‘failing fast’, building trust with our clients, and are still a bit shocked that…

Heather Blom

Producer, Rethink

Heather Blom’s contemporary studies at King’s revealed a natural talent for bridging disciplines and communities.“Language and art, scientific language and artistic language - in the end, it boils down to communication and how different methods of…

Chad Lucas

Diversity and Equity Advisor, Government of Nova Scotia

Journalist, author and communications advisor Chad Lucas uses storytelling to bring people together. For someone with dreams of being a reporter, Chad Lucas’ working life began exactly where a graduate would want to end up. Chad’s four-year…

Monica Mutale

Chair, African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes

Monica Mutale began her Journalism studies at King’s uncertain about the industry and her future. Since graduating into the workforce, Monica has come to this realization: “the future is bright, and I have many opportunities because of the training…

Mark Dance

Communications Coordinator, Samara Canada

Contemporary studies (CSP) and philosophy graudate Mark Dance has been busy since he graduated from King’s as co-valedictorian. As a parliamentary intern in Ottawa, Mark’s research on digital democracy landed him an interview on CBC’s The House.…

Robyn Tingley

Founder & CEO, GlassSKY

To say that Robyn Tingley wears many hats is an understatement. As the CEO of her company GlassSKY, an honorary Lieutenant Colonel with the Canadian Army and founder of social enterprise CalChique, Robyn is extremely busy making social change. A…

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