Department of Communication
- Digital Media Production
- Public Relations Major
- Comm Studies
- Education, Speech Communication and Theatre
- Master of Arts in Communication
- Communication Minors
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- Current Students
- Getting Involved
PRSSA opens the doors to all kinds of great opportunities. Its members make great friends, learn from pros about the field of public relations and what it has to offer, network with like-minded individuals, and develop skills theytake with them to the job market. Engaged PRSSA membership is positively correlated with employment success.
PRSSA maintains an active schedule. Its members visit award-winning agencies, corporate PR office and non-profit headquarters; host CEO-, VP- and entry-level speakers; engage in service and community projects; and learn from the best when they attend the #PRSSAKCSummit. They can also win PRSSA scholarships, compete in the national Bateman Competition, become a national officer, attend the national conference, and participate in many regional events. Learn more about the student group's parent chapter: Kansas City PRSA chapter.
UCM's student-led public relations firm is managed and operated by PR students. As a small agency, IPR services multiple clients each semester. Since its 2010 launch, IPR has provided more than 12,000 hours of service to the UCM Community.
IPR specialists gain experience in:
- Agency and client relations
- Non-profit communication
- Social media campaigns
- Event communication and marketing
- Media relations
- Content curation and analytics
Students who apply and are accepted for IPR receive up to three credit hours and serve as PR specialists. They work closely together to coordinate tasks, meet deadlines, think strategically, and represent IPR in a professional and ethical manner. Examples of IPR's work include:
- Award-winning efforts for communicating Earth Week 365
- The award-winning #teamUCM Social Media Night
- Together We're Stronger
- Promoting the university's new Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Students who successfully completed COMM 3620 Strategic Planning & Research for PR are eligible to apply.