Whether you want to represent and build relationships for a Fortune 500 Company or become a public liaison for a small locally owned business; earning your Bachelor of Public Relations Degree may assist you in starting a career with numerous different size companies. Several individuals that earn their Bachelors of Public Relations Degree go on to work for either advertising, marketing or public relations firms that assist other companies on outreach and client retention. Other decide to opt out on working for a large firm and work as a private representative for smaller businesses and start-ups to handle promotional campaigns and other clerical duties such as telephone operations, client communication and other daily operational responsibilities handling clients.*
Most students, after completing their General Education or obtaining an Associate’s, take about 2-3 years to receive their Bachelor of Public Relations Degree.* This is contingent on how many units a student takes on any given semester in addition to how far along they are with their course work. During their course work at their University some of the complex classes that are included are: Advanced Writing for Communications Professionals, Research Methods, Media Relations in the New Media World, Sustainability Communications, Strategic Marketing and Marketing Communications and other marketing and communication based courses that may assist in building the proper skills you need to become a Public Relations Professoinal.**
There are several career opportunities when you earn your Bachelor of Public Relations Degree. With the choice of industry being virtually limitless in addition to the department you would like to assist with public relations. Common positions that graduates apply for are: Promotions Assistant, Public Relations Specialist or Public Relations Manager.* In these positions, the main goal is to communicate with new and potential clients in addition to client retention.
No matter which industry or position you decide to take after earning your Bachelor of Public Relations Degree you may rely on a healthy choice of positions available that are not only lucrative financially but also on an independent level that may bring you joy and allow you to offer compassion to clients.
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**For more information, please visit: http://gspm.gwu.edu/strategic-public-relations-course-listings