This month’s Master of Professional Communication (MPC) Internship Connector gathered prospective sponsor organizations, 2019 MPC candidates, Ryerson University faculty, and staff for yet another vibrant and successful networking and information session.
One of the MPC program’s strongest components is its focus on combining theory with hands-on professional experience. As part of the curriculum, students complete an eight to ten week internship in their winter term as part of its core requirements.
Communication is a broad field, and internship sponsors come from a wide range of industries allowing students to focus on their specific areas of interest - be it corporate, healthcare, non-profit, government, and many more.
This year’s Internship Connector invited new and returning sponsors to Ryerson University campus in the heart of downtown Toronto. Representatives from Rethink Breast Cancer, The Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation, Social Services Network, Cleo Ellis Communications, and Think Dirty, among others, attended in hopes of finding the ideal intern for the upcoming semester.
“This is a very important initiative. I admire schools that work on bridging the gap between academia and industry. It’s a lot different than how it looks in the books out there, and the fact that programs like the MPC go the extra mile to exclusively give their students a hands-on experience makes them all the more valuable” – Alykhan Suleman, Internship Sponsor, Social Network Services.
The School of Professional Communication (ProCom) Internship and Alumni Liaison, Danielle Taylor, took the time to highlight the event objectives and remind guests of the school’s readiness to ensure that the internship process is a smooth one for all.
One MPC candidate noted: “What I’ve noticed so far is that the program keeps its promise to walk with you every step of the way. The resources that are given to us on a daily basis that help get us where we want to go are incredible. We’re truly spoiled” .
Side by side with some of the top innovators in the industry, the MPC program makes sure its students stand out, dream big, and make an impact in their communities. Visit procom.ryerson.ca to learn more about the program.