The Public Relations – Corporate Communications program at Fanshawe College includes a second semester work placement. Students attend placement Wednesday to Friday from January to April.
Laura completed her placement with the professional basketball team in London, the London Lightning where she started as a PR intern but was quickly hired when a position came available in the marketing department.
Vere’s responsibilities included making graphics, the general up-keep and updating of the team website, calling season ticket holders and sponsors, making roster pack booklets for all home games, promotional videos, organizing and selling merchandise, and more.
Once hired her jobs turned to focusing on game day operations and client contracts, ensuring sponsors were happy and received all they were promised, as well as group sales.