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Introduction to Public Relations Concentration

A real problem solver, a good planner, able to see the big picture ... these traits may suggest a career in public relations.

In public relations, you are the communication link between an organization and its constituencies -- consumers, investors, employees, communities and mass media.

Career opportunities flourish in public relations. About 85% of the nation's 1,500 largest corporations employ public relations professionals. For those who seek help from public relations firms, there are more than 9,000 in the U.S. from which to choose.

Public relations courses prepare you to perform a variety of public relations tasks.

You will improve your writing, learn to edit, become proficient in computer publishing, write news releases, public service announcements and speeches, and design brochures.

To find out where the latest jobs are in public relations, you can join the student chapter of Public Relations Society of America.

To see the Public Relations Concentration advising sheet, click here.

Public Relations Advisors:

Dr. Rick Fischer
Call: 901-678-2853


Dr. Erin Nicole Willis
Call: 901-678-3095


Professor Darrin Devault
Call: 901-678-2405

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