What do employers want? KJB102: Week 3

What makes a good JMC professional? How do you get an internship? What should you do to impress your boss? In addition to being leaders in their professional fields, Kristin Devitt and Simon Holt have employed dozens of QUT graduates and interns. Find out how to be one of them this Thursday at 8.30am in F509.

Kristin Devitt and Simon Holt

Kristin Devitt | Managing Director | KDPR

Kristin Devitt is Managing Director of KDPR and has forged a successful career spanning more than 20 years as a highly effective communications strategist. She is a trusted advisor to senior executives in Queensland’s public, private and not for profit sectors. With a background in broadcast journalism including time spent as a journalist and presenter with the Ten Network, Kristin has established her credibility on the media map.

Kristin founded KD Public Relations in 2003, attracting a loyal client base and gaining a reputation for delivering powerful communications strategies across a variety of sectors, including a specialisation in reputation management and crisis communications.

Kristin’s superior presentation skills and expertise means she is in great demand as a speaker and media trainer for some of Australia’s most high profile personalities. An adviser to key influencers and executives, Kristin is skilled at delivering streamlined, cohesive communications and decisive corporate action.

Kristin has delivered highly effective strategies for Icon Group, Brisbane Airport Corporation, QIC, ARIA Property, Santos GLNG, Queensland Law Society, yourtown, Retail First, South Bank Corporation and Kids Helpline. She is a regular panelist on 612 ABC Radio programs, Drive and Evenings.

Simon Holt | Editor-in-Chief | Brisbane Times

Simon Holt has worked in the media industry for 30 years. He's seen many changes, but more importantly, he's been at the forefront of innovation. As editor-in-chief of Brisbane Times, he's managed an evolving digital newsroom. Previously, he's been a foreign correspondent, magazine and newspaper editor, and author. Check out his LinkedIn profile for more.

How the panels work ...

Each speaker will tell you a little about themselves and their career -- what they studied, how their degree helped them get their job, what their job involves, what they like about their job. Following that, there will be the opportunity for you to ask questions and if time permits join out speakers for coffee and a more informal chat.

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