Gain hands-on experience
Public relations is a competitive and rapidly changing field. At Webster University, you'll learn how to identify communications problems, and develop and implement real-world solutions — in real time. Our public relations programs combine a strong foundation of academic study with opportunities to test concepts through projects. Students will learn to manage relationships with clients, create project budgets and develop strong writing skills. They'll also learn theories and gain hands-on experience in creating strategic information programs, internal communications plans, media relations and special events as they build their professional portfolios using all available formats of media (print, video, radio and television, and social media, digital and electronic applications).
Explore Our State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment
The School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility, meeting industry standards, and including unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production/recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery, animation, game design, and video post-production labs as well as flexible teaching spaces.
Experienced faculty; successful students
Faculty members are practicing professionals and mentors who allow students to work with real-world public relations clients. At Webster, we balance academic learning with hands-on experience in strategic communications planning, internal communications, media relations, social media, tactical production techniques, special events, public relations research, and project management and evaluation.
“The classes in my program focused on learning by doing. I’m not just told to memorize how to do public relations, I am asked to do projects that reflect what I will do in my career.”
BA in Public Relations, '15
Discover Public Relations Internship Opportunities with Webster
The School of Communications Center for Portfolio Development and Internships helps prepare you to successfully launch your career by providing assistance with developing portfolios and securing internships. Through professional, one-on-one attention and coaching, the center promotes comprehensive, experiential learning. You will compile a professional portfolio based on work you’ve accomplished in classes and internships, including social media and video press releases, audio or video production demos, animation demo videos, advertising layouts and more.
Webster public relations student Jewellynn Wood created the following TikTok video for her internship with Vidzu Media where she gives tips on how to manage a brand's social media.
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