Division of Communications, Humanities and Human Services

Public Relations

Requirements

Major     Minor


What can I do with this degree?

Information prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1996, Revised 2003) Used by Permission. campusapps2.fullerton.edu

AREAS EMPLOYERS STRATEGIES

Public Relations
Advertising/Marketing
Corporate Public Affairs
Development
Media Analysis/Planning
Creative Directing
Writing/Editing
Audience Analysis
Public Opinion Research
Lobbying
Sales
News Informational writing

Private corporations
Public service organizations
Public opinion research firms
Public relations firms
Advertising agencies
Public opinion organizations
Radio and television companies
Sports and entertainment organizations
Hospitality and tourism industry
Nonprofit organizations
Consulting firms
Freelance
Chambers of Commerce
Develop excellent writing skills. Gain experience through internships, even if unpaid. Serve as public relations officer an organization. Take additional courses in marketing, advertising, public relations, or other area of interest. Develop a portfolio of writing smaples, ad campaigns, and other relevant work. Join related professional associations. Be willing to move to locations with greater numbers of job opportunities. Be prepared to start at the bottom and work to more desirable positions.

Sincerely,
Susan Dittmer
Communications Chair

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