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Meet the NKPR Interns: Laycee Catalano

June 28, 2011, 10:03 pm

Summer always brings a fresh crop of interns to NKPR – and we’re grateful for a few extra sets of hands, especially leading up to the Toronto film festival and the NKPR IT Lounge.

In return for bringing their enthusiasm and fresh ideas into the office, these aspiring PR stars get an all access pass to the inner workings of a leading boutique PR firm. It’s a whirlwind course in creative communications, media relations and event production you just won’t find behind ivy-covered walls.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Get in touch to learn more about our internship opportunities.

First up in our Meet the NKPR Interns series? Laycee Catalano.

What are you studying and where?
“I’m studying Public Relations at Humber College.”

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Why PR?
“PR is about influencing behaviour to achieve objectives through effective relationships and communications; no day is ever the same and it keeps you on your toes. And using a walky-talky at events is pretty cool too!”

Salty or sweet?
“Salty! Any kind of Lays chips is my weakness.”

Daily must-read:
“The Metro and the Toronto Star. I have to keep up with current events.”

What’s the most exciting/bizarre thing that’s happened to you at NKPR?
“There have been many exciting moments for me at NKPR, including Fila on the streets, At My Best Day and Celebrate Bloor (using a walky-talky made me feel like a real professional!).”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How about now?
“Well, when I was younger I wanted to be the tooth fairy more than anything. After I grew up and realized that dream probably wasn’t going to happen, I turned my focus to public relations. Natasha is a very successful woman, and an amazing role model in a field that I’m striving to achieve success in.”

Facebook or Twitter?
“BOTH!!! I don’t know what I would do without my social media accounts. LinkedIn is also a fave of mine!”

What company, brand or product would you love to work on?
“That’s a hard question because the list is so long. However, I love sports so it would probably include a sports team.”

Favourite song-of-the-moment?
“‘Give Me Everything” by Pitbull and Neyo. I have a good feeling that song is going to be my summer song.”

What’s your idea of happiness?
“Happiness is a means not an end (my little brother always said that). If I had to think about what my idea of happiness is it would include a great career that allows me to achieve my professional goals. And driving a red Mini Cooper!”