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21/08/2017 / /

Bridging the Gap: Your Career Toolkit

Date: Monday 21 August

Time: 6.15pm for a 6.45pm start

Location: General Assembly, 12a/45 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Price: $15 IABC Member, $20 Non-member

Drinks and nibbles provided

Register now!

Are you willing to invest the cost of a couple of wines into your future career? Then IABC Victoria has THE event for you! ‘Bridging the Gap’ is all about learning how to get ahead of the crowd when you leave university. From personal branding to networking to landing that perfect internship and turning it into a career-start, this event is an essential stop on your way to a fulfilling career in the communications industry. Grab a ticket and make an investment in your career today! (And don’t worry- wine is included in the ticket price!)

And this event isn’t just for students! If your organisation runs graduate or internship programs then this is the place for you to meet the next generation of communications professionals!

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Meet our speakers

Kerrie Milburn is a lecturer in public relations at Swinburne University. Prior to joining Swinburne, she had a highly successful professional practice career in public relations as both a consultant and in-house employee with ASX Top 100 companies, government and non-profit organisations. She was elected a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) in 2000 and is a former Victorian President of the Institute. Kerrie has Board experience with Kimberly-Clark Australia and BreastScreen Victoria. 

Kerrie is currently completing her PhD, examining public relations’ struggle for legitimacy in post-World War II West Germany. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (German Studies), Graduate Diploma in Languages, Bachelor of Arts, and Associate Diploma in Professional Writing.

Danielle Jorgensen Aligning what you say and do is at the heart of what Danielle does. With an avid curiosity and hunger for people’s unique stories, Danielle is a people connector. Whether listening, pitching, storytelling or enthusiastically networking, Danielle activates energy and fun in herself and others.

She has lived and worked extensively within APAC building values based brands and creating strategic direction of global and local companies. In her varied marketing management roles, Danielle focuses on impacting dynamic customer bases through developed values and culture and authentic brand actions.

Danielle has worked with many business owners & individuals to help them understand who they are, what they care about and what their strengths are, enabling them to create their personal brand aligning who they are with what they do. As a TEDx speaker and speaker advisor, Danielle builds storytelling and influence capacity in teams and individuals.

Jenna Waite is a media-savvy communicator and an authentic relationship builder with agency and in-house experience spanning government, not for profit, business and corporate sectors.

She has devised and implemented strategic solutions for a range of communications projects including behavioural change and awareness initiatives, brand reputation and media relations campaigns, and launch events.

Jenna is passionate about working on meaningful projects at Think HQ, an independent Melbourne communications consultancy specialising in social change campaigns.

Abby Alexander is in her second year of a Bachelor of Communications at RMIT, and is the social media coordinator for FUEL: Girl Shaped Flames. She’s a serial intern, having completed internships and work experience at Show and Tell Online, Mamamia Women’s Network and Melbourne University Publishing. She loves working in the media, publicity and communications industry, and considers working in women’s and young people’s media to be particularly fulfilling. She also travels interstate for writers festivals and drinks copious amounts of tea.


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