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RRC Selects “Greatest Summer Job” Blogger

July 3, 2013

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She beat out some pretty stiff competition to land the Greatest Summer Job in the City.

Kayla Jeanson, a Film Studies student from the University of Manitoba, is excited to be part of Winnipeg’s Exchange District, and to serve as Red River College’s first-ever “Blogger in Residence”.

“I hope to shine a light on the experience of living downtown. I want to showcase the beauty of our Exchange District”, said Jeanson. “I have a strong following on social media so I’m hoping I can engage with them, and thousands of other people throughout the city and province. It’s going to be an amazing experience.”

Jeanson moved in on June 28and will live rent-free in the RRC residence until August 16. As part of her job as the “Blogger in Residence”, Jeanson will be submitting five stories a week and providing content to Twitter, Facebook and any other creative means she wants to use. 

“We want her to be candid about her experiences and we want the community in the Exchange District to engage with her so she can see everything the Exchange has to offer” said Chris Harwood, assistant manager of RRC Campus Living.

“She’s here to share her experiences and help promote this amazing residence. Her experiences will help future students learn about the Exchange, the city, and the many great services our residents will receive while living downtown.”

As part of her contract for the summer, Jeanson will be provided with a student meal plan where she can dine at RRC’s Culinary Exchange and Jane’s Restaurant. The College will also provide her with passes to festivals and events throughout the city, as well as bus passes to help her get around.

Click here to read about Jeanson’s experiences.