Mary Jane Johnson

Graduate of Public Relations (Graduate Certificate)


That’s part of the job description when you’re the face and voice of an organization, like Mary Jane Johnson.

It’s hard to believe there was a time when this polished award-winning PR professional was terrified of public speaking and networking was out of her comfort zone. After graduating from Niagara College’s one-year Public Relations graduate certificate program however, her initial fears melted away and she became equipped with all the skills she needed for success in the industry.

Through the applied nature of the program, Johnson gained the hands-on experience she needed to succeed in only one-year. “The networking and hands-on experience give you the tools you need to really jump head-first into the job you need to do,” she says.

Today, she is director of communications and executive director of the foundation at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. Catharines. “This is my dream job,” she says. “And Niagara College opened the door.”

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This is my dream job… And Niagara College opened the door.