Public relations executive, magazine editor, social media coordinator, speechwriter or campaign manager … Careers for communicators are fast-growing and fast-paced. And the technologies change as quickly as the stories you’ll tell.
Whether your message is a speech, news story, feature article or corporate newsletter, studying public relations will help you develop your communication skills. Explore programs
Northwestern’s public relations professors are also professional communicators. They’ve published their own writing and managed public perception for a variety of businesses and organizations. Explore faculty
From your freshman year, you’ll have opportunities to build your portfolio through practicums that offer practical public relations and communications experience. As an upperclassman, you'll put your skills to work in an internship near campus or elsewhere in the U.S., leading to valuable hands-on experience that will impress a future employer.
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