Sheridan College Advertising program networking event a success with students and graduates
The Sheridan Faculty of Business programs in Advertising recently held their Advertising Networking Events with eager advertising students networking with the more than 32 recent Advertising Management and Advertising program graduates in attendance. Advertising program coordinator, Peggy Barnwell and Sara Bernard, president of the Sheridan Advertising Association organized the two events in order to bring together current students with recent graduates who provided real information about career paths and career potential in the advertising industry.
Keynote speaker of the undergraduate program networking event was Anne Sutherland, Partner, New Thinking, and Sheridan Advertising Graduate 1985 who spoke about trends in the advertising industry and strategies to capitalize on those trends.
Sarah Thornely, DDBCanada, Sheridan 2008 presented a clip of recent samples of advertising campaigns Sheridan graduates have had a chance to work on, which included among the many presented – TD Canada Trust, Cialis, and Fallsview Casino.
“The students had lots of good questions: wanting to know how I got started in the industry, what was my favourite client/campaign I had worked on, and what advice I had for them to be successful. I think its great that we were able to show the students some of the creative past grads have worked on. Its one thing to hear about what we do, it’s a completely different experience to view a commercial currently on air and know that a Sheridan grad was a part of it. Its because of opportunities like this that makes the Sheridan Advertising program the best,” said Sarah Thornely, Account Executive, DDBCanada.
“Once again I think Sheridan has gone all out for their students and put on a fantastic event! A great opportunity for students to meet with some past grads in the industry and just as excellent an opportunity for me to meet some eager, passionate and exciting students. Looking forward to working with them in the near future,” said Serene Fattouh, Account Supervisor, Draftfcb Toronto.
“Grad Night gives advertising students a great opportunity to not only network with Sheridan Advertising grads but also gives us an opportunity to find out what its really like in the industry for someone who’s just starting out. I think it’s invaluable for anyone who is about to graduate to have the chance to talk to the grads and it was a great experience,” said Jayme Bennett, Advertising student.
Also in attendance to network with students was Adam Ball, Account Coordinator, Brandworks, Eric Carvalho, Account Coordinator, Maclaren, Dan Giusti Account Executive, Blammo, Shane Holmes, Account Coordinator, Grip Limited, Amanda Patchett, Client Services Coordinator, Quarry Integrated Communications, Alethea Reston, Account Executive, Due North Communications, Lindsay Sherry, Soda And Tonic Advertising,
Amanda DeFields, Digital Strategist, MediaVest, Eric Gomes, Assistant Strategist, OMD International, Heather Graham, Media Assistant, Initiative, Sammy Rafai, Communications Activator, Carat Canada, Brooke Rizzuto, Media Assistant-Broadcast, M2 Universal, Mike Rusk, Media Strategy Coordinator, henderson bas kohn, Samatha Clark, Special Programs Coordinator, Mabel’s Labels, Richard Opoku Account/Event Coordinator, Lime Advertising, Jacqueline Fell, Account Manager, Promotion Resource Group, Sarah Hassan, Licensing & Marketing, DHX Media Ltd., Christina Ventrua Publicist, Uptick Communications.