New Degree Prepares Students for Public Relations Career
August 8 , 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) - Students who want to pursue a career in journalism, public relations, sports broadcasting and electronic communication can now earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Belhaven University.
Public relations is among the fastest-growing career fields, and we're excited to be helping prepare the next generation of PR professionals, said Bill Moak, chair and assistant professor of public relations. Majors transition into careers that specialize in social media, television or radio management, marketing, advertising or journalism, and they handle communications for a wide spectrum of companies and organizations.
With our society's current focus on the role of the media and discussions about authenticity and trustworthiness, the PR field needs people with a solid professional and ethical foundation, Moak comments. We believe that the best source of a professional and ethical framework in the communications field is a strong set of Christian values. With Belhaven's focus on delivering a Christ-centered education, students will be uniquely prepared for a fulfilling and rewarding career.
This program starts students with the basics and then builds a comprehensive understanding of the profession that will then give them the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge. Moak believes the learning opportunities, work experience, personalized instruction, career advisement and a network of communications professionals set Belhaven apart from other universities.
Additionally, internship experiences, networking events, special speakers and trips to media outlets and public relations agencies are some of the ways the department incorporates opportunities for students to grow in their studies at Belhaven.
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