Careers in Communications: Public Relations vs International Expansion
Communications is a broad field that offers a wide range of career opportunities and paths. Some of the responsibilities of communication professionals include writing, journalism, marketing, public relations, content creation, storytelling, event planning, and many more.
If you’re considering a career in communications and you’re not sure which path is right for you, join this session where we will explore two different career paths: Public Relations and International Expansion.
Sara and Tariq will explain their responsibilities and the skills necessary to succeed in their respective roles and share their insights on:
- Starting a career in Public Relations and Brand Expansion
- Choosing the right career path for you
- What recruiters look for
- Any questions you may have about both roles
Sara is currently PR & Comms Manager at Muzmatch, an app helping over 4 million (globally) single Muslims find love. Before that, she was working for Al Jazeera Media Network, executing the International PR for the Network, and working mainly on government relations with the various Embassies based in the region.
Sara has worked at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), influential international affairs think tank based out of London, working in their external relations team where she regularly hosted events and private roundtables with Heads of State, political leaders, and Presidents. Sara has a BA in Politics and a Master's from King's College London in International Peace and Security.
Tariq is currently responsible for Reddit's business outside the US as Head of International. Before joining Reddit, Tariq ran Roku’s advertising sales and channel growth business outside the US where he grew revenue by more than 100% YoY and was one of the two founding members of an International Leadership Team growing the business from $300m in 2014 to $650m in 2017 through organic, partnership, and M&A opportunities.
Tariq holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Yale University with a double major in Economics and Political Science.
If you’re interested in learning more about their career paths and journeys, prepare your questions for Sara and Tariq and join the discussion!
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