Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Public Relations Alumna and faculty member, Amelia Kennedy, recently returned from Croatia where she spent two weeks sharing her Canadian experiences and expertise with students at the University of Dubrovnik.
After turmoil in the 1990s, Croatia has energetically focused on rebuilding areas such as tourism and their educational systems. The University of Dubrovnik specializes in undergraduate and graduate programs in PR studies.
"Teaching in another country and providing knowledge to future PR professionals was truly an experience of a lifetime," commented Kennedy. "The students were incredibly engaged and interested in the Canadian content presented. They loved learning more about PR in Canada."
Kennedy graduated from the Kwantlen Public Relations program in 2002, and has worked and taught at Kwantlen since 2005. She also founded Crosspoint Communications, which she has owned and operated since 2007. As a result, Kennedy didn't need to go far for content. Lecture topics included Social Media, Internal Communications, Crisis Communications, Event Management, and Media Relations.
Next stop for Kennedy? She will be heading to FHWien-Studiengänge der WKW in Vienna, Austria this December to teach an Event Management course within the International Management Program.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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