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Leadership Outline

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Peter O’Brian
COLL/148
Due: October 7, 2012

Week 5 Leadership Outline: 100 point

I. Introduction
My project is about Peter O’Brian who completed the same major as myself but also doubled it with film. Something I look to doing in the near future. O’Brian has a BA in Communications and in Film he is a Canadian Producer and is considered “perhaps one of Canada's best-known film producers” (Kayne, 2003). O’Brian is someone I aspire to be because of his background with my degree and with my passion for film. O’Brian has overcome many obstacles and has built a beautiful foundation for future entrepreneurs to follow. O’Brian is an expert in communications because he had to market himself to get funding for his films, he had to have Public relations abilities to self-promote his films and he had to gain an expertise in what he was doing.

II. Your Field of Study
I chose to do Communications because I liked the options for a career that came with it. With a Bachelor’s degree it gives me credibility for work I already do and can be combined with a degree such as film to make me the well rounded person I aspire to be. My expected graduation timeline is the spring of 2014 or that winter. I hope to graduate within this timeframe because of the projects I have planned for the same year. In order to get in that timeframe I will have to take extra classes and really push myself academically to achieve this. III. Who is the leader

I chose Peter O’Brian because he is a personal idol of mine and because his education background helped me when deciding my own. O’Brian has a reputation of being a film maker who demonstrates in his movies relativeness and connections with the people who see his films. He illustrates characters that anyone can look up to and aspire to be. For film he has won 19 genie awards (Canadian Film Encyclopedia) and for communications he has demonstrated public relations skills to be his own publicist. IV. Characteristics of an...