Public Relations

Public Relations is a concentration of the Communication major

Students interested in Public Relations have a rich and diverse field to study.

Public relations encompasses many aspects, but it's best described as getting positive messages out to various "publics." That may be external communication, like for audiences of TV, newspapers, Twitter or Facebook, or internal communication, like employees or shareholders.

In the end, a public relations professional will wear many hats. On one day, you might be a spokesperson for the company for a media related item, on another day you might be publishing a website newsletter for workers.

Students will learn the theories and practices of Public Relations in hands-on courses and internships that will keep you energized and excited about this career choice! Off-shoots of PR include event planning and marketing campaigns.

Contact Prof. Kirk Hazlett at 617-979-3526 for more information.

COM 2790 Principles of Public Relations 3 credits
COM 2800 Publicity Techniques 3 credits
COM 2900 News Writing and Multimedia Reporting 3 credits
COM 3440 Public Relations Case Studies 3 credits
COM 3450 Field Experience in Public Relations 3 credits
COM 3960 Communication Research 3 credits

Choose one of the following:
COM 2150 Health Communication 3 credits
COM 3040 Persuasion 3 credits
COM 3050 Crisis Communications 3 credits
COM 3506 Media Law and Ethics 3 credits

Choose one of the following:
COM 2769 Desktop Publishing: Adobe InDesign 3 credits
AC 2768 Web Page Design 3 credits

Total: 24 Credits

Meet Bob Nolet '08

As Director of Communications and Events at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Pembroke native Bob Nolet '08 markets a chamber comprised of seven hundred and fifty members and servicing nine towns on the south shore, is responsible for over sixty different events each year, and is tasked with media relations, publications and administering the Chamber's social media sites.

Meet Kassandra Spadaro '13

Saying that Kassandra Spadaro '13 has gone big in terms of her internships through Curry College would be an understatement.  In the span of just over a year, she has worked with three of the four major New England professional sports teams.

Meet Alicia Williams '09

Curry alum Alicia (Viscomi) Williams '09 was recently recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as one of their '40 Under Forty' honorees for 2012. The Journal describes the list as an "annual celebration of up-and-comers in the Central Massachusetts business world."

Curry College Public Relations Association (CCPRSA)
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The purpose of the Curry College Public Relations Student Association (CCPRSA) organization is to increase the knowledge of the public relations profession and to provide students with opportunities and skills for the future.

Meet Michael Griffin '12

"Eye-opening." That's the first phrase that comes to mind for Michael Griffin '12, a double major in management and communication, when asked to describe his time at Curry.

Semester in L.A.

Have you ever dreamed of working at a major movie studio? Promoting the latest film?  Booking guests for a nationally televised broadcast? Editing video for a TV Network?  Or even acting in movies or television? Then the Curry College: Semester in L.A. program is for you.


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