Speed Mentoring Event: Nov. 27


Call all CC Communications students! Are you thinking of starting a career in communications? Sign up to this speed mentoring event where you will get advice from senior communicators on what it is like to work in the field and how you can develop your experience while still in school.


The Speed Mentoring event organized by IABC/BC will provide three roundtables and one station where senior communicators (mentors) and communications students (mentees) can get paired up one-on-one. The topics will include:

Table 1 (1 or 2 mentors): Stand Out – Develop your personal brand and set yourself apart from the competition

Table 2 (1 or 2 mentors): Level Up – Skills, career experience and opportunities (including volunteering) to help you get ahead in your career

Table 3 (1 or 2 mentors): Industry insights and the future of communications

One-on-one station, 10 mentors

For the one-on-one station, students can choose one mentor to pair one-on-one with for 25 minutes. To help students decide who they would like to speak with, mentor bios will be circulated to the student attendees.

Here are the bios of three of our mentors:

Angela Wilson, ABC 

Communications Manager, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) 

Passionate about communications and health, Angela has worked primarily in the health sector for health authorities and non-profit agencies during her 17 year career. She has experience in all aspects of communications, including media/PR, issues management, websites/intranets, and social media. Angela has a bachelor degree in communication with a minor in business, and she is accredited by IABC. In her volunteer life, Angela is a dean’s advisory board member for the Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology (FCAT) at Simon Fraser University, she is a past president of the IABC BC Chapter (IABC/BC) and a frequent IABC volunteer.

Eduarda Hodgins

Director, OD & Communications, Catalyst Paper

Eduarda Hodgins is a creative and dynamic leader with significant experience in corporate communications, organization development and change management. With a particular passion for internal communications, she has built and re-imagined communications functions focused on aligning and inspiring employees to deliver superior business results. Eduarda has evolved her communications expertise to assume exciting and challenging roles in OD and change management, including leading the change management effort for one of the most complex business transformations in ICBC history. A proud mom of two amazing boys and a bionic Bernese Mountain Dog, Eduarda is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC), and certified in AIM and PROSCI change management methodologies.

Nicole Adams

Interim AVP | Director, Member & External Communications, Central 1 Credit Union

A communications professional with more than 20 years leadership in corporate communications and marketing in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Nicole has significant experience in creating and delivering strategic and organizational communications plans; leading teams; risk and crisis management; communicating complex issues and information; and extensive experience in media relations, brand management, and stakeholder consultation and engagement.

WHAT:  An evening of meaningful exchanges, networking and speed mentoring

WHEN:  Monday, November 27, 5:30-8:30pm.

WHERE: Teekay Office, Bentall Tower 5, 550 Burrard St, Vancouver

FEES: $15.00 for students (IABC members or non-members)


5:30 – Doors open and registration

6:00 – Welcome

6:20 – Mentoring sessions

8:15 – Mix and mingle


Students can register at http://iabc.bc.ca/upcoming-events/speed-mentoring-2017

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