Mayor, City of Pickering
"It was a pleasure having Brooke work for the City of Pickering. I found her to be very insightful, organized, and professional in all of my dealings with her. During her term with the City, she became a trusted and valued member of our Communications and Public Affairs team. She was very successful in engaging our residents and stakeholders through a number of platforms. I was especially pleased that through her media relations efforts, an innovative City of Pickering program received national profile in the Toronto Star. Brooke should be very proud that she helped strengthen Pickering’s burgeoning reputation as a municipal leader. Brooke has the talent, skills, and drive to become a strong team member for any organization, and I would not hesitate in recommending her."
Manager, Business Development and Public Affairs, City of Pickering
"It was a pleasure to have supervised Brooke while she was with the City of Pickering as she was able to make an immediate and effective contribution to our communications efforts. Brooke displayed a high degree of polish and professionalism, and worked well with a broad and diverse set of stakeholders. She was successfully able to manage a heavy workload, and all of the work assigned to her was completed in a timely and thorough manner. One of Brooke’s foremost accomplishments was taking the initiative to contact the Toronto Star about an innovative City-run program. Ultimately, the Star ran a full-page story that reinforced Pickering’s brand as a progressive municipal leader. While Communications professionals will concede that securing national media coverage for one’s organization is not an easy feat, Brooke was able to do so despite her being new to the industry. Brooke is an enthusiastic and emerging communications practitioner, and I can state confidently that she would be an asset to any organization."
Corporate Communications Co-ordinator, City of Pickering
"Brooke Pollard successfully completed her internship placement within the Corporate Communications Section of the City of Pickering. Brooke quickly became a truly valuable asset to our team, applying her strong knowledge of social media, and critical thinking skills to a wide variety of work, in a fast-paced, municipal government environment. During her internship, Brooke helped source and create content for various services, programs, and events from across the corporation for posting to the City of Pickering Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. In particular, her dedication, and passion for creating compelling social content generated significant audience growth on the City’s Instagram account, and raised the profile of an image-based community pride campaign. She was also responsible for monitoring and encouraging engagement across these channels, and responding to customer inquiries in a timely, friendly, and professional manner. Brooke is an excellent team player, is well organized, and I have confidence in her ability to work autonomously. Playing on these strengths, she was able to integrate well with various departments to help develop and implement strategies for brand growth. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Brooke."
Decor and Contracts Manager, Marshall Homes Corporation
"As an integral member of the Sales Team, Brooke has amazing organizational skills and an incredible ability to manage a number of projects at the same time. She is responsible for the administration of day-to-day single-family and semi-detached lot sales activities for Marshall Homes Corporation. With her professionalism, integrity, and thorough knowledge of Marshall's projects, she is able to answer any questions purchasers may have, as well as provide excellent support and assistance to the Sales Team."
Professor, Marketing Communications, University of Guelph-Humber
"Brooke is an example of some of the exceptionally talented and driven media people from Guelph-Humber university. Multi-media, graphics, content writing, strategic, digital and innovative. All the skills you want from a team member or leader for ANY communication project."
Professor, Public Relations Writing, University of Guelph-Humber
"Brooke was a strong and consistent student in both of my Public Relations Writing courses at the University of Guelph-Humber. She is a highly motivated young woman, creative, inquisitive and detail-oriented. She has a strong work ethic and takes pride in delivering quality work, so I have no hesitation in recommending her to prospective employers. I look forward to seeing how far and high she goes as her career takes off."
Junior Project Manager, Marshall Homes Corporation
"Brooke is very organized and was able to effectively manage a wide variety of tasks in her daily workload. She worked productively to ensure multiple tracking sheets were up to date for managerial staff, while always presenting a friendly and professional image to potential purchasers."
Professor, Event Management, University of Guelph-Humber
"I had the pleasure of teaching Brooke as a student in my third-year Event Management course in The University of Guelph Humber’s Media Studies program. Brooke was one of my strongest students and I truly believe she has all the necessary skills and tools to be successful in the event management (and public relations) field. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done... Brooke would be an excellent asset to any employer and I recommend her for any endeavor she chooses to pursue."
General Manager, Marshall Homes Corporation
"Brooke is a quick study. Diligent, organized, and highly productive, she got the job done. Friendly and personable with our customers, she worked well with our sales team but was equally comfortable and competent when called upon to figure things out for herself. Highly recommended."