Win a free ticket to CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau event Navigating Your Career

Young PR Pros’ host, Kristine Simpson, is pleased to have been invited to host Navigating Your Career: The First Five Years in PR put on by CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau.

One of our lucky listeners or followers in Ottawa will have a chance to go to this event for FREE, thanks to News Canada!

It is simple, just do one of the following and your name will be entered in to a draw. Do all three and your name will be put in three times:

  • Leave a comment below with your name and why you want to attend Navigating Your Career
  • Follow Young PR Pros and send us a tweet with why you should go to Navigating Your Career
  • Like Young PR Pros’ Facebook page and post why you must go to Navigating Your Career

More about the event

On Tuesday, April 30th, current students, recent graduates, and professionals alike will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of experienced professionals on how to address the challenges in transitioning from one career stage to the next with an opportunity to ask their own questions.


This event will feature speakers offering advice and insight into transitioning through your first five years in Public Relations at three crucial junctures:

1. Getting the job

During this section attendees will learn:
How do you position and present your skills on paper and in person?
Speaker: Ken Anderson, Vice-President at Delta Media Inc.


2. Keeping and excelling at the job as a newcomer

During this section attendees will learn:
Tips and insights on bridging your academics into the real world and working on a learning plan with your employer one to three years into your career.
Overview of the Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)™ Exam
Speaker: Tracey L. Baker, Director, Education, CPRS National

3. Job advancement and continuous learning

During this section attendees will learn:
When is it time to switch up your career path and how do you advance yourself?
Overview of the APR program – Canada’s only public relations accreditation program
Speaker: Charlene Gaudet, APR, FCPRS, Accreditation Chair, CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau and Director, Communications, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Agenda and more information

5:30 pm -6:00pm – registration and light dinner (variety of sandwiches, crudités and non-alcoholic drinks)
6:00 pm -7:30 pm – welcome and presentations by speakers
7:30 pm -8:00pm – Audience Q&A
8:00pm – event ends

When: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:00pm,
Where: Minto Suite Hotel, Salon Earl Grey, 185 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, ON K1R 7Y4

2 Replies to “Win a free ticket to CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau event Navigating Your Career”

  1. Even though I purchased my ticket right before this contest came out, here’s my answer… I want to attend, especially the job advancement conference because I’ve been working for 2 years. With 6 years of university behind, I’m looking to discuss the importance of education when advancing in our careers (better to have lots? If you do, do you push it? or stay away from the subject?) and more importantly, how to effectively climb the ladder while avoiding the “you’re too young” card.

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