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Public Relations Major

Learning to create meaningful relationships between an organization and its target markets is crucial in today’s content-saturated market. You will be armed with the theoretical concepts and practical skills needed to be successful after graduation.

By getting involved in campus media, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and apply the skills that you have developed in the classroom. Our campus media includes a radio station, student newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine and TV station. This real world experience can lead to internships and networking opportunities, and after graduation, career success and/or graduate school.

Mount Union’s Department of Communication majors have landed positions at local, regional and national media outlets such as the Associated Press, Log Home Living Magazine, Fox Sports Ohio, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland, WEWS News Net 5 Cleveland, 1450 WJER AM and The Canton Repository, among others. They can also be found working in the public relations in agency settings and for organizations including Aramark, COSI, Nationwide Insurance, Harvard University and George Washington University. Some own their own businesses.

Department of Communication majors also have pursued graduate studies at institutions across the country including the University of Georgia, University of Wisconsin, Youngstown State University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, The Ohio State University, Kent State University and University of Akron.

The major in public relations is administered by the Department of Communication, which also offers programs in communication studies and integrated media as well as a minor in communication.

You may also want to check out interactive media and marketing.