Lydia M.

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hi Lydia, Public Relations specialists work to create a positive image for their clients. These clients include celebrities, brands, and organizations, among many more. In order to shape this reputation, specialists must be strong, creative writers and have the interpersonal skills to develop relationships with the media and those who will share information and spread the name of the client. Students will take classes in image management, media campaigns, newswriting, broadcast media, videography, and speech writing along with businesses classes to acquire these necessary skills. Schools offer the option to major in either general Public Relations or Advertising or you may decide to specialize in a certain area. Some areas of specialization include Organizational Communication, Public Relations/Image Management, Political Communication, Health Communication, Sports Communication, International and Intercultural Communication, and Technical and Scientific Communication.
Last updated Dec 17 '17 at 23:22

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Hi Lydia, I'd love to answer your question. Think about what your skills. You mention planning. Do you like to write? Stage events? Engage in social media? There is a lot to public relations. You may want to go online and look up the course descriptions for some of the PR degrees at various universities. They won't all be the same. If the kinds of subjects and skills they focus on are a good match for your interest and abilities -- then, yup, PR is the right choice for you. If the kinds of subjects they focus on don't interest you, then you may want to look at another major or focus on another field of communications. Communications is a BIG field, and PR is just one of the many majors you can pursue. Check out your options and find a good fit. Also, remember that you can always change your mind if you start a course of study and realize that something else is meant for you. Good luck follow your dreams! Barb
Last updated Oct 17 '17 at 11:00

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Public Relations specialists work to create a positive image for their clients. These clients include celebrities, brands, and organizations, among many more. In order to shape this reputation, specialists must be strong, creative writers and have the interpersonal skills to develop relationships with the media and those who will share information and spread the name of the client. Students will take classes in image management, media campaigns, newswriting, broadcast media, videography, and speech writing along with businesses classes to acquire these necessary skills.
Last updated Dec 19 '17 at 08:33

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