In a bilingual city like Ottawa, being a unilingual communications professional can be challenging. Dream jobs pop up on job boards, but the bilingual requirement can stop you in your tracks and make you feel like your opportunities in this field are limited.

How do you boost your career when bilingualism is an asset or even a requirement? And what are the benefits of working in such a diverse city?

Adeeba Ahmad, the senior communications and outreach advisor on the G7 Task Team for Environment Canada will lead this special interest group event where we’ll discuss the challenges and advantages of working in a bilingual city. Participants learn and share insight on how to stand out regardless of how many languages you speak. Join the discussion to learn about the experiences of other communications professionals. Whatever you learn, you take with you in your next career move.

This is a free member-only event!

Register here

When
October 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
979 Bank Street #400

About Adeeba
Adeeba Ahmad is an experienced communicator with over 15 years experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Specializing in events, outreach and strategic communications, Adeeba is driven by finding creative solutions to any unexpected issue. She has worked on many high-profile files such as H1N1, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Canada 150. Currently, she is the senior communications and outreach advisor on the G7 Task Team for Environment Canada.

About Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are IABC-member only events that provide an informal opportunity to connect, learn and exchange knowledge with peers in an area of particular interest and relevance.SIGs are moderated by a subject matter expert, and are a great space to ask questions, or gain insights into a specific topic. Interested in suggesting a SIG topic or hosting one? Contact membership@ottawa.iabc.com.

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