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Careers in Public Relations

Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.  Successful public relations professionals have a deep understanding of the interests and concerns of their client's many stakeholders.  They must know how to effectively address those immediate concerns while also predicting and preparing for future issues and trends. 

Public relations professionals may work for Fortune 500 companies, international agencies, nonprofits, government organizations, and in many other capacities.  Recent graduates have taken jobs all over the country at a variety of places including Cision, Xerox, Panasonic, Weber Shandwick, and Think Media Studios. 

Students in the public relations concentration have the opportunity to take multiple internships, study abroad in a variety of places around the world, and meet and learn from professionals by joining UD's chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America.  Through courses taught in the public relations concentration, students will learn how to research, design, pitch, and ultimately implement and evaluate a campaign for a real world client. 


Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410