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Communications has the opportunity to be one of the most exciting career paths available, but with so many options, how can you navigate your career path and follow your passion? IABC Ottawa invites young professionals and those new to the communications world to join us on Thursday, February 28, 2019 for a panel discussion with young communicators who have made their mark, and want to share their experiences with you.

A few of our speakers and their areas of expertise are [more speakers to follow in the coming days]:

Aniela Cockburn – Account Executive Corporate, Edelman Canada

Aniela has recently graduated from the Algonquin College PR program and has started her career at Edelman, an international PR agency. Having moved to Canada only 4 years ago she knows how important it is to network and to build lasting connections. Therefore she is extremely excited to start the position of director of marketing communications.

Reagan Bradley – Account Manager, McMillan

Reagan Bradley pursued an education in communications because she was passionate about helping people solve everyday problems. Following graduation, she entered into the advertising industry as an Account Manager at McMillan agency, where she spends her days leading creative projects ranging from corporate rebrands to marketing campaigns. By night, Reagan’s focus is strengthening the entrepreneurship community, and she hosts monthly panels for entrepreneurs through an organization called LocalTalks. Reagan’s background speaks to the diversity on where you can take your career as a communicator.

Taylan McRae-Yu – Strategist, MediaStyle

Taylan is a digital-first marketing and communications strategist based out of Ottawa. Prior to joining the MediaStyle team, Taylan worked at a full-service advertising agency coordinating paid media campaigns for national Canadian clients. When he’s not at work, you can find him spending his time as a freelance digital marketing consultant for small businesses, and volunteering as an outreach manager at the Ottawa Paw pantry.

Sharon Cheung – Public Affairs and Reputation Management, Communications Specialist, NAV CANADA

Sharon Cheung started her career in 2011 by co-founding a student organization as a mechanism to learn more about communications, to build a community with her peers, and to gain networking skills within the industry. This led her to opportunities within IABC as a local board member leading an award-winning professional development team and internationally as an advisor for World Conference.
Sharon has worked in several fields including aviation and aerospace, youth and consumer advocacy, and high fashion. Throughout her time in the workforce, she has seen the power of networking, job crafting, mentorship, and bringing your whole self to work. As a woman of colour, Sharon knows that barriers do exist at work, but also that they can be overcome. She uses her experiences to help equip others to grow in their careers.

Your Moderator will be:

Lauren Doty – Community Engagement Officer at Association of Canadian Financial Officers

Lauren has six years of professional experience in communications. She graduated from Carleton University with a BA Honours in Communication Studies (Co-op Option) in 2014 and has held various communications positions at Carleton University, the British High Commission, and Colliers International. She currently works at ACFO-ACAF, a federal public service union for accountants, where over the past four years, she has held various roles in membership services, project management, and communication.

Get your tickets today! This event sells out each year and space is limited!

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:45-8:00pm

Where: Kinki Lounge & Kitchen
41 York Street, Ottawa

5:45 p.m. – Registration & Networking
6:15 p.m. – Panel discussion begins
8:00 p.m. – Networking

Your ticket includes an assortment of appetizers. Vegetarian options will be available.

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