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Skills, knowledge needed for this major:

  • Write press releases, scripts, or other promotional materials with attention to details
  • Create powerful images with sight, sound, motion & words
  • Ability to write clearly and speak effectively with influence and persuasion
  • Reporting and editing skills
  • Use critical thinking and interpretation skills needed to compare and contrast evidence and to evaluate information and sources
  • Planning and managing skills; work with deadlines
  • Identify and manage different needs of individuals, groups, etc. 

Develop your resume: 

  • Work for the college station, WHJT-FM
  • Write articles for the Collegian
  • Participate in theatre productions, on-campus and off-campus
  • Join the Speech and Debate Team
  • Become an active member of PRAM (Public Relations Association of Mississippi)
  • Compile an up-to-date portfolio and demo tapes
Advertising Manager Public Affairs Officer
Artist Manager/Producer Public Relations Specialist/Director
Broadcast Technician Radio/Television Personality
Communications Director Reporter
Editor/Assistant Editor Special Events Coordinator
Lobbyist Speech Writer
Magazine Publisher Television Director
Media Manager Television Operations Manager
Meteorologist Theatre Teacher/Professor
American Red Cross Mississippi Blood Services
Baptist Children's Village Mississippi College
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Mississippi Department of Education
Broadmoor Baptist Church Mississippi Republican Party
Country Music Association Mississippi Wildlife Federation
First Baptist Church, Jackson NASA
Hattiesburg High School New Orleans Saints
Jackson Preparatory School Packard Electric
Lifeway Christian Resources Randstad
Magnolia Speech School The Alabama Baptist
Make-A-Wish Foundation US Army Corps of Engineers
Mississippi Baptist Health System WLBT-TV

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