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Public Relations

Public Relations prepares graduates for careers with agencies, businesses or organizations in building public understanding, appreciation, and support for corporations and institutions of various types. A degree in Public Relations opens up many career paths for students, including planning strategic public relations campaigns, organizing fundraising events, publicizing an actor's latest movie, promoting a political candidate's platform, or creating community outreach programs for large corporations or nonprofit organizations. Public Relations professionals may also be responsible for writing and designing newsletters and other publications for corporate or nonprofit organizations.

Career Opportunities

  • Writer
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Publications Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Sales Representative
  • Writer/Author
  • Promotion/Advertising
  • Publicist
  • Advertising Sales
  • Communications Officer
  • Literary Agent
  • Fundraising Consultant
  • Media Coordinator
  • Press Secretary
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Educator
  • Art and Design
  • Marketing/Promotion

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Colleges and Schools
  • Trade Associations
  • Hospitals
  • Community Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Sales
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Foreign Service
  • Manufacturers
  • Community Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Sales
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Market Research Firms
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Labor Unions
  • Media

Personal Attributes


Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Public Relations Student Society of America
Public Relations Society of America