Career Opportunities & Skills

Careers in Public Relations

Public relations is an exciting profession and provides graduates with opportunities to work in a variety of jobs such as:

  • Agency
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit
  • Health Care
  • Government
  • Lobbying
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Tourism
  • Community Relations
  • Special Events Planning
  • High-tech
  • Sports

CMU Career Services provides students with current job listings. For more information about careers in public relations, visit the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) web sites.

Public Relations Skills

The IPR major will prepare you to meet the demands of the growing public relations industry by teaching you the essential skills to be successful in public relations. Some examples of skills you will learn in the program include:

  • Effective written communication
  • Persuasive speaking and presentations
  • Computers
  • Production
  • Research and information gathering
  • Editing
  • Layout and design
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Conceptualizing
  • Networking
  • Time management
  • Strategic Planning