Sheridan College Advertising graduates network with second and third year program students

Peggy Barnwell, Coordinator Sheridan Advertising program and graduates are pictured at the recent networking event.

Nearly two dozen recent Sheridan Advertising graduates networked with current program students in a “speed-dating” format that allowed students to link up with the grads working in their chosen specialty. The event featured graduates placed at 24 individual tables ready to provide advice and experience to the current Advertising program students.

The annual event hosted by Peggy Barnwell, Advertising Program Coordinator, members of the faculty, and The Sheridan Advertising Association, featured an interactive evening with more than 20 graduates from the Advertising Program representing companies –  Draft FCB, DDB Canada, MacLaren McCann, Rain43, SodaandTonicMindshare, Carat Communications, Due North, Cundari, Olive Media, The Oakville Beaver and more, drew nearly 65 undergraduate students who were offered an excellent opportunity to ask questions and network with future employers and Sheridan graduates. In addition, students had an opportunity to watch a portfolio reel of the professional advertising work the grads have worked on.

“As it turns out, I made some amazing connections and I was also offered an interview at an agency,” said Phoebe Naiman, Advertising Management Student

“Until Grad Night I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Speaking to graduates reassured me that Advertising is my future,” said Meaghan Trueland, 3rd year Advertising.

“This event was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a better networking opportunity,” said Kristy Stockman, 3rd year Advertising.

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