Public Relations Major & Minor

A degree in public relations will lead to a dynamic career with endless opportunities, whether you’re working in the business sector or for a non-profit organization. At Goshen College, you’ll learn to think critically, speak eloquently and write effectively, using your people skills to organize events and communicate important messages. You’ll also gain practical experience by working for GC’s many media outlets: The Record, the weekly student-run newspaper; The Correspondent, the student-produced television news show; or 91.1 The Globe, the award-winning college radio station.

Public relations majors complete at least two internships, many in highly competitive settings. In recent years, students have interned at Voice of America, The Elkhart Truth, and the New York City Parks Foundation. Public relations student can participate in PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)—a unique opportunity at a private liberal arts college. Additionally, you’ll get the chance to travel abroad and apply your skills. A recent group of public relations students worked on storytelling and sustainability projects in Kenya!

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Student-created cookbook aids children in Peru

This summer, two students created a Peruvian cookbook, “Los Sabores del Peru,” to sell for charity.

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Student documentary receives national Telly Award

FiveCore Media and the Goshen College Communication Department received a national bronze Telly Award for “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of the Apostle Paul,” a documentary filmed and produced by Goshen College students and faculty.

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GC senior wins bi-national oratorical contest

For the second time in three years, a Goshen College student took first place in the bi-national intercollegiate C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Abby Deaton, a senior communication major from Indianapolis, won with her speech, “The Welcome Table: Discussing Goshen College’s Hiring Policy.”

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Goshen College student wins national award with a local story

Last month, Goshen College senior and FiveCore Media student producer Abby Deaton received a bronze Telly Award for a short documentary-style feature video titled “Made in Goshen.”

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May term courses a ticket to study abroad

Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.

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