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Public Relations Internships and Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to major in public relations at the University Mount Union have ample opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. By getting involved in these extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your skills in communication and get valuable hands-on experience, both of which are critical to finding a job after graduation. All majors are encouraged to participate actively in the following activities and student organizations.

WRMU 91.1 FM is Mount Union’s student-led radio station. Located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center, the studio includes an on-air studio, three production studios, a newsroom and a student manager's office. Students have the opportunity to host their own radio show and hold leadership positions at the station.

The Dynamo is Mount Union’s student-led newspaper, and it is staffed and operated entirely by students under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students have the opportunity to get involved by serving as a reporter, editor, designer, photographer, videographer or advertising executive.

The Unonian is Mount Union’s yearbook. Students have the opportunity to get involved in the creation of the yearbook, and the areas in which students needed for include layout, design, art, copy writing, advertising, photography and editing.

Lambda Pi Eta Honorary is an undergraduate honor society for communication students in four-year colleges and universities.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a student organization dedicated to helping students enhance their education, broaden their network and launch a career in public relations.

Internships provide valuable and practical experience for students, and they help to fill the gap between the academic and professional worlds. The primary reasons for a student to participate in an internship is to learn more about the career the student wishes to pursue as well as to apply theory learned in the classroom to an actual work situation.

Mount Union students have interned with the following organizations:

  • Akron Beacon Journal
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Canton Repository
  • KDKA
  • MTV
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Washington Week in Review
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Cleveland television channels: 5, 8, 19/43 and FOX Sports NET OHIO
  • Country Music Television
  • House of Blues
  • WHBC-FM
  • Walt Disney World