Seneca College

Seneca College

March 13, 2008 09:00 ET

Seneca Communications Students Prepare for the Unexpected on the GO

College Students Ready for the Real World

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - "Education in Motion" is what Seneca College's post-graduate corporate communications students are calling it. Today, a public speaking class will take centre stage on the GO Train to practice public speeches "outside the box" and inside the train. This is applied learning at its best. "Having to communicate effectively in unpredictable environments has made me confident to successfully manage any situation or crisis," says Katie Altay, a student from the corporate communications class.

The GO Train is not the students' first public speaking location. They started off by delivering speeches in the quaint Allen Gardens, then to the busy, fast-paced Union Station, and finally to the bustling and noisy St. Lawrence Market. So why the GO Train? It will be a simulation of the unpredictable disruptions and challenges students will have to overcome in their future careers in public relations.

"I never thought I'd be able to deliver a speech on a train, but this program has equipped me with the skills required to conquer my fear of public speaking," says Heather McEachern, another student in the corporate communications program.

Travelling a distance of about 230 kilometres to deliver public speeches is just one example of how Seneca College's Corporate Communications program prepares students for the next step in their lives after college. "Bring it on. We're ready," says fellow student Kimberly Lyn.

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