Specialists in Public Relations & Communications (1123)

Specialists in communications and public relations (PR) analyze, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations, and for performers, athletes, writers and other talented individuals. They may also work alongside specialists in Marketing & Communications to develop advertising and marketing plans and products. They are employed by consulting firms, advertising agencies, corporations, associations, government, social agencies, museums, galleries, public interest groups, and cultural and other organizations, or they may be self-employed. (Adapted from the National Occupational Classification) 

This profile page includes the following occupational titles: Communications Officers, Public Relations Specialists, Social Media Experts and Talent Agents

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized education in Communications or Public Relations. The links below provide lists of specialized programs in Manitoba and beyond.  Students at U of M may select related majors and gain related work and volunteer experience, followed perhaps by additional training, in order to pursue work in this field.  To determine which educational path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.  

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Date modified: August 28, 2018