Job Title:Recruitment Communications Officer
Employer:Carleton University
Grad Year:2010
Degree(s):B. Journalism
Industry:Communications, Education

What makes you a good mentor?

I believe that the opportunity to be guided, inspired and listened to is invaluable—especially to someone at the outset of their career. I feel compelled to pay forward some of the knowledge and generosity my own mentors have graciously shared with me, and there's no one I'd rather aid than a fellow Carleton scholar.

About Catherine Kitts

Catherine Kitts earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Carleton University in 2010. After she graduated, Catherine worked as a reporter and editor for a news agency in Ottawa. Following her passion for digital strategy and new media, Catherine co-founded a popular lifestyle blog before starting her own b2b digital communications agency in 2015.

Always ready for a new challenge, Catherine ran in the City of Ottawa municipal election in 2018. Among a crowded field of 18 candidates vying for the role of city councillor in Ward 1 – OrlĂ©ans, Catherine finished second by a margin of 1.8%.

She is now pursuing a career at her alma mater as the recruitment communications officer in the Undergraduate Recruitment Office. Catherine researches, writes, edits, proofreads, facilitates and manages the production of promotional and marketing materials in both print and electronic formats. Her current role is the perfect marriage between the writing, research and interviewing skills she honed during her time as a journalist, and the outside-the-box creativity that has been a cornerstone in her professional career.