Thursday, March 9, 2017

Priyanka Verma – Desktop Publishing Specialist, Statistics Canada

My Communication Studies degree helped me to recognize and understand the audience (the Canadian public) and their unique needs—Priyanka Verma, ‘15 

I obtained my current position through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FWSEP) while I was still an undergraduate student. Since 2013, I have been employed by Statistics Canada as a Desktop Publishing Specialist. I am responsible for the dissemination of information via the Statistics Canada website. I both develop new HTML content for the website, as well as maintain and update information that is currently online. What I enjoy most about my job is having the behind the scenes experience of the communications process; it’s given me a great appreciation of online content, since I now know how much work it can take for it to be available to us as the audience.Sometimes, the human aspect is forgotten in a technological landscape. Studying communication and media helped me better understand the concept of audience. My Communication Studies degree helped me to recognize and understand the audience (the Canadian public) and their unique needs. Now, when I develop web content, I am able to address more

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