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Career Coffee For Students

As you move into your professional career, or even as you plan for your senior year, networking and personal branding can play a crucial role. We invite you to mark your calendar now and plan to join us at the June Career Coffee – details below – to receive advice from the experts and network with other members. We keep the group small so it’s a great way to get your questions answered.

Expert Panelists:
Janet Swiecichowski,  Vice President, C.E.L Marketing | PR | Design  -  


Janet Swiecichowski, has more than 20 years of experience in public relations. She recently joined C.E.L. Marketing | PR | Design as Vice President, where she leads the internal team with a focus on creative, effective and lasting solutions for clients in the small business, health services and public education sectors. Prior to joining CEL she was AVP for Public Relations at the University of St. Thomas and she served 20 years in K12 including leading communications for Minnetonka and Wayzata Public Schools. She is accredited in public relations, served eight years on the national accreditation board for PRSA and is serving her second term on the Minnesota PRSA Board. She earned her BA from Marquette University and her master’s in strategic communications from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of specialty include: strategic PR planning, integrated marketing communications, stakeholder engagement, public affairs and crisis communications.


Mike Garrison,Vice President, Padilla - Insights + Strategy 

Mike Garrison has spent his career questioning, exploring and translating consumer and business behaviors and the culture surrounding them for Fortune 500 companies. In his 18 years as a consumer and brand researcher, Mike has worked with various internal groups such as marketing, programming, strategy, ad sales, acquisitions, digital/new media and new business development. In his current role at Padilla he collaborates with research, account management and creative teams, to help determine how best to arrive at insights that ultimately drive messaging, brand, creative, media, digital and communication strategy.


Prior to joining Padilla. Mike was vice president, senior consumer strategist at Iconoculture (now Gartner) where he lead the Media, Entertainment and Technology group, including client-facing strategic conversations around consumer behaviors and internal consumer trend thinking. Mike’s career began in Consumer and Brand Insights at MTV where he helped facilitate clear, targeted and authentic messages to their audience. Mike has also worked with the Nielsen Interactive Group and the MTV Networks family where he worked under the Nickelodeon Digital and TV brand.


Along with being a researcher, moderator, ethnographer and media strategist, Mike has appeared on various industry panels and routinely speaks and presents at industry and client events. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Cost: No cost for Minnesota PRSA and Minnesota PRSA members. Guests are welcomed.

Location Sponsor and Host:  Padilla

Career Coffee Title Sponsor: PR Talent

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM
1101 W River Pkwy #400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
1101 W River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Career Coffee
Registration is required
Registration cancellations will be accepted
No Fee