Christine Morgan, senior public relations major and president of PRSSA Kent,
earned the National Gold Key Award – the highest individual honor bestowed upon
Winners of the National Gold Key Award are those who excel in their academic study of public relations, have pursued ambitious professional development opportunities and are leaders in their PRSSA Chapter. Only a select number of students nationwide are chosen each year.
“It is an honor to receive this national award and to be recognized for my achievements as a young professional,” Morgan said. “All of the hard work I invested during my academic career at Kent State and my internship at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have truly paid
Christine along with the other winners will receive their awards at the PRSSA Awards Dinner on Monday, October 15, at the PRSSA 2012 National Conference in San Francisco, Calif.
Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) has
launched an internship database, designed to streamline communication between
the students and the intern employers.
Michele Ewing, associate professor in JMC and the public relations internship coordinator, helped create the database after recognizing an opportunity to use the Web to help better
connect students to potential intern employers.
“It’s designed to provide a place for JMC students to begin a search for internships,” said Ewing. “We’re trying to help students identify career opportunities and career tracks.”
JMC students can search for internships by major: advertising, electronic media/video, broadcast news, journalism (news/magazine/online), information design, photojournalism and public relations.