Prepare For Any Career Path

The rapidly changing world and competitive job market will require you to develop an aptitude for complex communication and expert thinking.

Public Relations

So, what can you do with a public relations degree? The short answer is anything. This degree is extremely versatile, making you adeptly suited for any career. Research studies have consistently shown the ability to effectively communicate is just as important, if not more so, than any other professional attribute, including technical proficiency and experience. This makes public relations the perfect area of study in preparation for a career in PR, integrated communication and marketing, promotions and event planning, advertising and much more.

The Jewell Difference

All public relations majors complete an internship, preparing you for your chosen career and providing invaluable networking opportunities. Jewell interns have an exceptional reputation and are highly valued by organizations throughout the country. Our flexible academic program will also allow you to pursue a second major in an area outside of communication or public relations.


Internships will help you make the transition from formal academic study to actual on-the-job situations. Your career goals are matched with appropriate sponsoring organizations to provide increased learning opportunities. This will help you discover what you are good at, what you like, and learn to make choices and build relationships with people in the professional world. Internships make connections between what you learn in class and what you experience at work and in professional life. For this reason, the Department of Communication encourages all students to engage in internships that complement their course of study.

Katie Cordray, PR major

Student-athlete, St. Joseph Mustangs intern, Journey Grant recipient

Katie used a Journey Grant to observe marketing and promotions in New York City. "Jewell has enhanced my creative and outgoing personality to shape me into a more confident, passionate person. I will leave here possessing the skills I need to pursue a meaningful career."

Beyond Jewell

Jewell interns have an outstanding reputation and are highly sought by a wide variety of organizations in Kansas City and throughout the country in major corporations, small businesses, philanthropic organizations, advertising agencies, theaters, nonprofit organizations, public relations firms and media outlets.

  • PR and Communication Internships

    Recent internships include:
    • Cerner Corporation
    • Veterans Administration Medical Center
    • Entercom Communications Corporation
    • Sporting Kansas City
    • Sturges Word Marketing Communications
    • St. Joseph Mustangs
    • Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations
    • Boston Magazine
    • Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
    • Senator Kit Bond’s Office Washington, D.C.
    • Harvesters Community Food Network
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • National American Miss Pageant
    • Missouri Department of Conservation, Jefferson City
    • Kansas City Brigade Football
    • McClelland Law Firm
    • Crosby-Volmer International Communications, Washington, D.C.
    • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
    • Metro Sports
    • Coterie Theatre
    • Truman Foundation, Washington, D.C.
    • WDAF Fox 4 TV
    • Allied Advertising
    • Enterprise
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  • Career

    Job placements of recent graduates
    • Lyric Theater
    • Superior Management Group
    • U.S. Department of State
    • Bluespace Creative
    • A2 Advertising
    • Burns and McDonnell
    • Spencer Fane Britt and Browne
    • Gragg Advertising
    • Lockton Companies
    • St. Louis Rams
    • Teach for America
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