A public relations professional, commonly called a PR representative, helps a company create and maintain its public images. These representatives may serve as a spokesperson and/or collaborate with creative professionals, event planners, and other team members and stakeholders. If you're interested in pursuing a dynamic career in the world of PR, here's what you need to know.
Most PR representatives have a bachelor's degree in either public relations or a related field such as journalism or English. Common courses in these four-year programs include public speaking, digital media, business writing, and journalism. Take advantage of opportunities to build your resume while in school through coursework and volunteer PR work for college and/or community organizations.