MEET THE NKPR INTERNS: VALERIE BURNATOWSKI

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Interns are an integral part of the team at NKPR – we’re always grateful for a few extra sets of hands especially during a busy season of spring previews!

Next up in our spring Meet the NKPR Interns series? Valerie Burnatowski!

Valerie came across NKPR online, was impressed with our client list and the rest is history! Valerie has had the opportunity to work closely on an exciting spring initiative (Stay Tuned!) as well as spring fashion previews!

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

What are you studying and where?
I graduated from the University of Toronto in June 2011. Most recently I completeled PR Management courses at McGill University.

Why PR?
Because its people oriented, creative and constantly evolving.

Salty or sweet?
Both- I can’t take a side. I like em’ all.

Daily must-read:
 Hello Giggles

What’s the most exciting/bizarre thing that’s happened to you at NKPR?
On the second day of my internship I got to my desk to find a We Vibe vibrator, what a bizarre surprise.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How about now?
I wanted to be an author and a talk show host. I’d still love to be a talk show host- a hybrid of Chelsea Handler and Oprah. As for my aspirations to be an author I do plan on coming out with a comedy style memoir- I’m already 500 words in.

Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter, with only 140 characters people have no choice but to get to the point.

What company, brand or product would you love to work on?
I would love to work on the alcohol brands, like Wild Turkey. And of course I would love to work on TIFF.

Favourite song-of-the-moment?
The entire Pistol Annies CD “Hell on Heels”.

What’s your idea of happiness?
Happiness to me is being with my family, we’re loud and always laughing.

TV Guilty Pleasure?
Celebrity Apprentice – because, well, it’s ridiculous but also it’s for charity. And I like keeping tabs on the Donald’s hair.

MEET THE NKPR INTERNS: MELISSA MYRIE

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Interns are an integral part of the team at NKPR – we’re always grateful for a few extra sets of hands especially during a busy season of spring previews!

First up in our spring Meet the NKPR Interns series? Melissa Myrie!

While Googling PR agencies in Toronto, Melissa spotted  NKPR and it was love at first sight! Part of the team for over 2 months now, Melissa has had the oppprtunity to learn the ins and outs of fashion public relations, assisting the team with media desksides, spring previews and launch events!

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

What’s your background education?
“I studied Public Relations at Humber College.”

Why PR? 
“I love the broadness of PR, and I enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy environment.”

Salty or sweet? 
“Sweet! I’m a candy junky.”

Daily must-read:
“I’m addicted to blogs, and Flare Magazine.”

What’s the most exciting/bizarre thing that’s happened to you at NKPR?
“Valentine’s day was exciting; we shared love stories while eating candy and chocolates.”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How about now? 
“I wanted to be a singer until I realized I only sound amazing in the shower. I’ve put my singing dream aside to become a successful public relations professional.”

Facebook or Twitter?
“Twitter. It’s a constant conversation.”

What company, brand or product would you love to work on? 
“I would love to work on TIFF.”

Favourite song-of-the-moment?
“Janet Jackson – Anytime, Anyplace. I have a habit of falling in love with old songs all over again.”

What’s your idea of happiness?
“Good health, an enjoyable career, and loving friends and family.”

TV Guilty Pleasure?
“Teen Mom. I have never missed an episode.”