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Learn to communicate with excellence with both verbal and written communication. You will learn to conduct market research, analyze audiences, identify publicity opportunities, and write and speak with persuasion. This degree will make you a valuable asset in any industry.
We offer intense, hands-on, service-learning aspects in our public relations coursework. Experienced professors will encourage you to get involved in the many public events on campus and off campus. There are so many opportunities around the Twin Cities to gain experience for your resume.
We partner with Twin Cities companies to offer internships for you to gain real-world experience. Unlike larger schools where your professor may not even know your name, our professors can get to know you on a personal level. They individually advise you for your personal path to success.
With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving public relations industries.
Life after graduation took me on a route I never would have expected. After graduating in a pandemic, I struggled to find a job, but the Lord opened a door for me to work at the church I grew up attending. I found that God has given me a heart for students, which I would’ve never realized unless I took that job. It was a perfect fit for that season of life. I took a position within the church as the project manager in the communications department. I am so excited to continue to use what I studied at UNW and to still get to work with students, just in a different role.
I really enjoyed being able to listen and learn from other professionals. This was the first year my supervisor was in charge of the Irish Fair, and we had no manual or master plan, so using what I had learned in my courses at UNW, I was able to greatly contribute. Together, we developed a huge master plan, and it really gave me a great chance to learn all the aspects of planning an event.
There were a few key experiences I drew from my time at UNW to get this opportunity. Working in Event Services as a Head Event Assistant opened new doors for me and helped me realize my passion for planning. Through this job (and networking within the UNW community!), I had the privilege of traveling to Texas to work a Pulse event in 2018 with one of their partner organizations. This allowed me to get a behind the scenes look at Pulse and meet some of the people I now work alongside.
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in public relations.
of Northwestern’s public relations graduates are satisfied with their job
public relations program was ranked in the top 100 nationally for both popularity and quality
of seniors are able to discuss their major through a biblical worldview
You will develop an international mindset and establish strong written and verbal communication skills.
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