Lecturer Melyssa Prince has earned accreditation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
The accreditation process entails being accepted as a candidate, presenting a portfolio of work that demonstrates an ability to research, plan, execute and measure communication plans, followed by a 4.5-hour exam. The exam is comprised of a four-hour written portion and a 30-minute oral defense.
“I was given a crisis scenario and had to come up with a plan of action and convince a panel of other accredited communicators that the plan was solid," Ms. Prince explains. "The portfolio and exam are evaluated by members of the international organization.”
“After a lot of waiting, I received the word that I had been granted accreditation status," she added. "I am very proud to have achieved the IABC designation.”