First Friday: WE Communications

*Event open to Comm Lead students, alumni, and faculty!*

Are you eager to use your communications skills to move people toward positive action? Do you want to work for an organization that believes communicators have the power to amplify empathy? Then you won’t want to miss First Friday with WE Communications (WE), a global communications firm. (Psst: they’re hiring!)

Comm Lead and WE have a strong relationship and a history of collaboration:

-WE served as a client in Associate Director Ekin Yasin’s organizational storytelling class last Spring
-Comm Lead hosted a conversation about ocean health and humanity as part of WE’s #forwhichWEstand meet-ups during the Seattle Interactive Conference 2017
-WE employs Comm Lead alumna Cara D’Amato (Cohort 15), a Senior Creative Producer. And they’re eager to hire more!

On Friday, Nov. 3 you will hear from members of WE’s Tech, Consumer, Health Care, and Integrated Services teams about how they use storytelling to “inspire bedrock change.” Plus Matt Ashworth, General Manager and Senior Vice President and their recruiters will be there looking for candidates to fill these roles and others coming down the pike.
WE pioneered PR for Microsoft in the early days and recognizes that the world continues to change quickly. Their employees are innovators, outside-of-the-box thinkers, and change-makers. Get to know this established firm and see how you can use your skills to impact the world.

Complimentary refreshments included. All Comm Leaders (students, alumni, faculty) are welcome!

A note on transportation: WE Communications is located in Bellevue, WA, a quick 20-minute ride from UW campus. Take the 556 bus from UW, carpool with a friend, or share a Lyft or Uber. The jaunt across the water will be well worth it!


Welcome to WE. Where we prize insight, creativity and velocity — pushing forward modern marketing communications and public relations with a wow factor of transformative proportions. Why? Because we live in a world of motion, where nothing is static and table stakes for brands is an ability to navigate industry disruption, technology advances, stakeholder desires and more. We know how to harness the kinetic energy that comes from a brand’s story to build game-changing communications for clients — the kind that create conversation, boost adoption and even inspire bedrock change. We captivate, ideate and incite across our sectors of technology, health and consumer. Like we said, welcome to WE. Let’s build some momentum — together.


Comm Lead First Fridays provide an opportunity for students and alumni to build connections with local organizations. Whether you're actively looking for a job or happily employed, these monthly networking events provide an opportunity for you to learn more about Seattle companies and organizations and the people behind their stories.
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