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