Attending a health care social media conference or workshop can be a hit or a miss. I have found that more often than not, many social media workshops and conferences have fallen short of my expectations. I’ve been to many talks where I’m expecting to take … Continue reading Arizona: Medicine & Social Media at the Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Residency
We all know that grad school involves copious amounts of reading, writing, and general angst. Writing essays, a thesis, and a strategic communications plan at the same time involves a great amount of skill (in terms of writing styles) and … Continue reading The value of blogging during grad school
September 21, 2013 was National Learn to Code Day in Canada. What is National Learn to Code Day? It’s Ladies Learning Code’s latest initiative which is designed to promote technology education in Canada. Ladies Learning Code (LLC) is a not-for-profit … Continue reading A truly inspiring experience at National Learn to Code Day
There comes a time in the final stages of grad school where you have to start thinking about… *gulp* finding a job. Fear not, there are many valuable resources out there that you can tap into to ease the pain and … Continue reading Why an informational interview is just as important as a “real” interview
As a part of my Masters of Professional Communication (MPC) degree at Ryerson University, one of the program requirements is to complete an internship during the second semester. This past winter term, I had the opportunity to work as an intern at … Continue reading Life as a Social Media Intern at ING Direct Canada
While researching for my final Integrated Fundraising Campaign for my Fundraising and Grant Writing course, I chose to do a case study on BMO’s Boolathon in support of Kids Help Phone. With this, I became interested in the idea of … Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility and Non-Profits: A Match Made in Fundraising Heaven?
Easier said than done, right? Crafting a compelling and engaging executive summary which is concise and effectively communicates the geist of your proposal, while simultaneously acting as a standalone to the document is no easy feat. In fact, it’s quite daunting. Rest … Continue reading Writing a Compelling Executive Summary
I write this blog post with the strangest feeling. Less than two weeks are left of the first semester of the MPC program, and I am not sure what to make of it. Friends told me a 1-year Masters program … Continue reading StoryTelling and Subversion: Essays, Creativity, Typography, and Twitter
I must admit, I’ve had writer’s block. Actually, scratch that – every topic I think of blogging about annoys me or bores me. This coupled with end of semester stress levels means I have neglected my beloved little blog. I … Continue reading Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn: Online Identity Fragmentation?
Hello friends! After a petite break, I am back! (Okay, I have exactly one reader, and it’s probably my dad, so I take the ‘friends’ part back). Last week the Globe and Mail posted an article stating that my Alma … Continue reading Open, On-Line Learning Platforms and Virtual Communities.