The public relations major is a good fit for students interested in launching careers that maintain positive relationships between organizations and the general public. Public relations majors have a strong interest in corporate communications, fundraising and media relations.
Public relations majors often start careers in event planning, community relations and other relation-building arenas. Graduates have contributed to the success of companies like Collabrance LLC, Kendall Hunt publishing, The Creative Group, U.S. Cellular, Four Oaks, utilizing their public relations major as the foundation for their careers.
Public relations majors have the opportunity to participate in a research class, giving students the chance to learn through research techniques.
Public relations majors are required to complete a one semester internship to apply classroom techniques in a real-world setting. Past internship opportunities have included work with the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball team, St. Luke’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, and the City of Cedar Rapids.
Public relations students often join the team of the Mount Mercy Times, the university newspaper, giving students a chance to practice communication skills.