Participant Profile

Sarah Palmer

Senior Communications Consultant, Ontario Public Service (Ministry of Government Services)

BA History, Geography & BEd Primary/Junior Education, 2006

When I entered university, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had my heart set on being an elementary school teacher. However, my teaching placements weren't what I expected and I soon realized the teaching profession wasn't the right fit for me.

Unsure of what I should do with my history degree I realized I needed more career-specific training. I then completed a post-graduate certificate in public relations at Humber College. At Humber I knew I had found the perfect job for me. I worked briefly in the public relations department at World Vision before beginning a career in government.  For the past five years I've worked in government communications, leading large-scale internal communications projects, writing speeches and planning events for the Minister.