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PRSSA Kent knows that sometimes the PR sequence can be difficult, and we are here to help! Instead of our typical "Surviving the Sequence" meeting, we have introduced a new blog series detailing each course in the public relations sequence. Each post is written by a PRSSA officer or upperclassman who has taken the class they are describing. Each post helps to answer frequently asked questions about classes, including who teaches the class, what you learn in it and what other classes you should take with it, while providing some helpful tips about how to succeed in each class.
Click here to find all Surviving the PR Sequence blog posts.
By Hanna Moore
So, you’ve just declared a major in public relations. Do you know what you want to do with it yet? If not, that is totally normal! Many of us only found out what we wanted to do with public relations after working on campus and gaining experience. Here are some ways to gain real-world experience while you are still a student here at Kent State: Read more.
By Nicole Zahn
“Oh you’re majoring in public relations…what is that?” If I had a dollar for every time someone gave me a confused look or questioned me when I told them I’m majoring in PR, I wouldn’t need a degree.
When explaining to friends and family what exactly Public Relations is, I instantly think back to the Principles of Public Relations course I took freshman year and fish through the numerous definitions. According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), “Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” Simple enough. Once explained, some friends and family act as if they know exactly what I’m talking about, but I can tell they still don’t. That is when I resort to the infamous Chipotle E.coli example. “Do you remember when Chipotle had the E.coli outbreak and they closed for a day to re-analyze their company?” That’s when I see a light bulb turn on. Read more.
Oct. 19 – Fashion PR Meeting
Oct. 19 – Deadline for Dues
Oct. 20 – Coffee and Donuts
Oct. 21-25 – PRSSA National Conference
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Are you searching for an internship or job?
Are you looking to network with fellow PR students and professionals?
Are you in search of a leadership role on campus?
Then, PRSSA Kent is right for you. New members are welcome! Dues are $55 for one full year.
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