Georgetown University: Public Relations & Corporate Communications Master's

Georgetown University: Public Relations & Corporate Communications Master's This is the official page of Georgetown University's Masters of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications program.
The Georgetown MPS in Public Relations/Corporate Communications focuses on the positive role that communication plays in our lives. We prepare our students to practice communications responsibly with a clear understanding of ethics and corporate social responsibility.
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#PRCCHoyas: You're invited to a special meet-and-greet with new faculty director, Professor O'Grady!These informal discu...
01/29/2020

#PRCCHoyas: You're invited to a special meet-and-greet with new faculty director, Professor O'Grady!

These informal discussions are a chance to ask questions, provide feedback, and strengthen connection and conversation within our PR/CC community.

These town halls will be held from 4:00 PM-5:00PM in C210 on the following dates (please RSVP; space per session is limited): https://tinyurl.com/v74pceh

Monday, February 3
Tuesday, February 11
Thursday, February 13
Wednesday, February 19

Light refreshments will also be served. We look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Friday PR/CC Hoyas!Evan Martinez was just promoted to Senior Internal Communications Coordinator at McDermott Will...
01/24/2020

Happy Friday PR/CC Hoyas!

Evan Martinez was just promoted to Senior Internal Communications Coordinator at McDermott Will & Emery.

Congrats, Evan!

Janelle Germanos was recently promoted to Communications Manager at the Alliance for Aging Research. Congrats, Janelle!
01/24/2020

Janelle Germanos was recently promoted to Communications Manager at the Alliance for Aging Research. Congrats, Janelle!

Kudos to Erica Biegen! She just started a new position as Associate Manager, Communications and Strategy at U.S. Chamber...
01/21/2020

Kudos to Erica Biegen! She just started a new position as Associate Manager, Communications and Strategy at U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Awesome work, Erica!

Happy Friday PR/CC Hoyas!Please join us in welcoming Kerry O’Grady, who is the new faculty director and associate profes...
01/17/2020

Happy Friday PR/CC Hoyas!

Please join us in welcoming Kerry O’Grady, who is the new faculty director and associate professor of practice for the PR/CC Program.

She is joining us after eight years at NYU's School of Professional Studies, where she was lead faculty and an associate professor of the M.S. in public relations and corporate communications program. She's also held teaching appointments at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a guest lecturer role at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She holds a B.A. (summa cm laude) in Journalism and English from UMass-Amherst and an M.S. Public Relations & Corporate Communication from NYUSPS. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University, studying Leadership and Learning in Organizations.

#PRCCHoyas, we hope you enjoyed your break! Just a reminder that classes start today, Wednesday, January 8th on the Mond...
01/08/2020

#PRCCHoyas, we hope you enjoyed your break! Just a reminder that classes start today, Wednesday, January 8th on the Monday schedule. Please review the calendar posted here to plan for your first week of class!

#PRCCHoyas, we hope you had a wonderful semester and that you enjoy your break because you earned it! We will see you ne...
12/20/2019

#PRCCHoyas, we hope you had a wonderful semester and that you enjoy your break because you earned it!

We will see you next year and as a reminder, spring classes will begin on January 8!

Congrats to our #PRCCHoya Fall 2019 Capstone graduates! You guys are all-stars! #HoyaSaxa
12/18/2019

Congrats to our #PRCCHoya Fall 2019 Capstone graduates! You guys are all-stars! #HoyaSaxa

PR/CC Alum Harry Christian III recently started a new job at UNCF as the Director of Development. Awesome work, Harry!
12/13/2019

PR/CC Alum Harry Christian III recently started a new job at UNCF as the Director of Development. Awesome work, Harry!

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!PR/CC Alumna Caitlyn Camacho recently started a new job as a Communications Manager at H&R Block...
12/06/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!

PR/CC Alumna Caitlyn Camacho recently started a new job as a Communications Manager at H&R Block. Congrats, Caitlyn!

PR/CC Alumna Kelley Pressey recently started a new job at ICF as a Community Development Specialist. Awesome work, Kelley!

We are proud to announce Megan Jantos as the Alumna of the Month for December! Megan graduated from the PR/CC program in...
12/03/2019

We are proud to announce Megan Jantos as the Alumna of the Month for December!

Megan graduated from the PR/CC program in 2016 and is an Information Operations Officer in the United States Army. Read more of Megan's story here: http://ow.ly/fK7Z50xqQac

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!PR/CC Alum Justin Buehler currently works with Pluralsight, a technology learning platform and r...
11/29/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!

PR/CC Alum Justin Buehler currently works with Pluralsight, a technology learning platform and recently published his second course for Pluralsight called UX Research Analysis.

We are excited and proud to announce our PR/CC Hoya Professional 30 winners! Congrats to our all-stars! Hayley Gula, Gab...
11/26/2019

We are excited and proud to announce our PR/CC Hoya Professional 30 winners! Congrats to our all-stars! Hayley Gula, Gabriela Montes de Oca Fehr, Spencer Garrison and Judy Marlowe. (Left to right) Read more about them and see the full 2019 cohort here: https://tinyurl.com/val4xg4

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas! We are proud of PR/CC Alumna Shawna Blair, she just started her new position as Communications ...
11/22/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!

We are proud of PR/CC Alumna Shawna Blair, she just started her new position as Communications Director for Delta Regional Authority. Congrats, Shawna!

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!PR/CC Alumna Tejal Patel is now the Senior Marketing Strategist at Lockton Dunning. Congrats, Te...
11/15/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!

PR/CC Alumna Tejal Patel is now the Senior Marketing Strategist at Lockton Dunning. Congrats, Tejal!

PR/CC Alum Alex Licea was named the 2019 SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial Association of the United States Army Scholarship recipient. Congrats, Alex!

Happy Thursday #PRCCHoyas!Our #PRCC Alum are awesome! Major shoutout to PR/CC Alum Corey Goldstone, who is now the Commu...
11/14/2019

Happy Thursday #PRCCHoyas!

Our #PRCC Alum are awesome! Major shoutout to PR/CC Alum Corey Goldstone, who is now the Communications Manager for the Campaign Legal Center.

Congrats, Corey!

We are proud to announce Sandi Gohn as the November PR/CC Alumna of the Month! Sandi graduated from the program in 2017 ...
11/13/2019

We are proud to announce Sandi Gohn as the November PR/CC Alumna of the Month!

Sandi graduated from the program in 2017 and is the senior content marketing manager and content team lead for the USO, a military non-profit. Read her story here: https://bit.ly/2r8Nq8P

Attention to our current #PRCCHoyas! Join us tonight for a special guest.
10/29/2019

Attention to our current #PRCCHoyas! Join us tonight for a special guest.

Please join us for a Marketing and Communications Industry Night! Tuesday, October 22 4:00-8:30 PMGeorgetown SCSThis eve...
10/17/2019

Please join us for a Marketing and Communications Industry Night!

Tuesday, October 22
4:00-8:30 PM
Georgetown SCS

This event will provide focus areas for students interested in particular industries and is designed to bridge students with industry employers such as Fleishman, Buffalo Agency, Reingold and Huge in one evening to share information about job opportunities for employment! You will also have the opportunity to ask need-to-know questions and network. Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV6HihNm9TTCouUXocV7FtifjXO3Lxeihs1vIJTIgnkCUvZw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Schedule of events:
4:00-5:30 PM: Employer Table Sessions
6:00-7:30 PM: Career Symposium Panel
7:30-8:30 PM: Networking Reception

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10/17/2019

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We are proud to announce Anya Harrington as the October PR/CC Alumna of the Month! Anya graduated from the program in 20...
10/03/2019

We are proud to announce Anya Harrington as the October PR/CC Alumna of the Month! Anya graduated from the program in 2014!

Anya is currently the Director of Public Relations at Communities In Schools (CIS), a non-profit organization. Read more of her story here: https://tinyurl.com/y3m3o962

We are proud to announce Masha Rumer as the Alumna of the Month for September! Masha graduated from the PR/CC program in...
09/05/2019
MPS PR/CC Blog - September 2019 Alumna of the Month

We are proud to announce Masha Rumer as the Alumna of the Month for September! Masha graduated from the PR/CC program in 2012 and is a Supervisor at Mission Control Communications (mc²) in San Francisco.

"Adopt a growth mindset. Consider courses that may not seem like the most streamlined choice to get from point A to point B. Volunteer your skills even if you don’t quite feel like you’re a pro yet."

Read more of Masha's story here: https://tinyurl.com/y4n2z3jw

"Adopt a growth mindset. Consider courses that may not seem like the most streamlined choice to get from point A to point B. Volunteer your skills even if you don’t quite feel like you’re a pro yet."

The Community Engagement Group is excited to bring a ~slice~ of the DC community into our building! 🍕 Join us tomorrow o...
09/03/2019

The Community Engagement Group is excited to bring a ~slice~ of the DC community into our building! 🍕

Join us tomorrow on September 4 from 4:30-5:30 PM on the C1 Level to celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day one day early with samples of pizza from the area. It's going to be ~grate~! 🧀

A reminder that the School of Continuing Studies will be closed on Monday, September 2. We will see you on Tuesday, Sept...
09/02/2019

A reminder that the School of Continuing Studies will be closed on Monday, September 2.

We will see you on Tuesday, September 3!

08/31/2019
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Have a great weekend, #PRCChoyas!

Hoyas, as a reminder, the building will be closed on Monday, September 2, and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day.

You will have your first Tuesday class on September 3 and your first Wednesday class on September 4.

Have a wonderful long weekend and congratulations on your first week of classes! 👏

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas! Don't forget Monday August 26 from 6-8 pm, we will be kicking off the new school year! You’ll h...
08/23/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas! Don't forget Monday August 26 from 6-8 pm, we will be kicking off the new school year!

You’ll have the opportunity to see your classmates and enjoy a raffle and refreshments. You’ll also get to connect in person with representatives from the University’s resource centers, including the following offices: Academic Resource Center, Library, Graduate Career Center, Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs and Mission & Ministry!

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2NtsToO

We are proud to announce Karina Valverde as the Alumna of the Month for August! Karina graduated from the PR/CC program ...
08/15/2019
MPS PR/CC Blog - August 2019 Alumna of the Month

We are proud to announce Karina Valverde as the Alumna of the Month for August! Karina graduated from the PR/CC program in 2017 and currently works in the financial services industry as Assistant Manager of Marketing at State Department Federal Credit Union.

"I believe opportunity is everywhere. It's important to be open-minded, to be willing to experiment, and to be committed to the experience(s) you take on."

Read more of Karina's interview here: https://tinyurl.com/y6ntw5tt

"I believe opportunity is everywhere. It’s important to be open-minded, to be willing to experiment, and to be committed to the experience(s) you take on."

These #PR professionals are ready to take over the world! Congratulations on successfully pitching your Capstone project...
08/13/2019

These #PR professionals are ready to take over the world! Congratulations on successfully pitching your Capstone projects. #HoyaSaxa

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas and a toast the new school year! Come mingle with your classmates and academic teams at the Geor...
08/09/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas and a toast the new school year! Come mingle with your classmates and academic teams at the Georgetown SCS Fall Happy Hour. All academic programs are welcome. Enjoy give-aways, appetizers, and happy hour drink specials. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/33lmwZY

Date: Tuesday, August 27th
Time: 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Where: Fado Irish Bar, 808 7th Street NW (2 blocks from SCS campus)

#PRCCHoyas, don’t forget to check out these resources!
08/09/2019
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

#PRCCHoyas, don’t forget to check out these resources!

Hoyas, as we quickly approach finals week, we wanted to remind you of all the resources we offer. Check out the SCS Library, Monday–Thursday, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. or by appointment.

We also offer the SCS Writing Lab where you have access to writing workshops and individual tutoring. Learn more here: bit.ly/2GR6qxT

Lastly, don't forget to take care of yourself! We offer a variety of health and wellness resources–learn more about them here: http://bit.ly/2OJYKDZ

On Wednesday, August 21 from 4:30-6:00 PM, on the level 2 overlook, the Marketing & Communications Division will be host...
08/07/2019
Hoya Headshot Night!

On Wednesday, August 21 from 4:30-6:00 PM, on the level 2 overlook, the Marketing & Communications Division will be hosting another Hoya Headshots session. A member from the Marketing and Communications Division will be taking photos so come dressed to impress!

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/yy467cm5

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas! Check out this awesome article to get your Friday started. As #PR professionals, knowing what t...
08/02/2019
Getting more specific with your PR measurement - PR Daily

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas! Check out this awesome article to get your Friday started. As #PR professionals, knowing what the best #metrics are for measuring value is important, right? Learn more of how you can get more specific with your #PR measurement. https://www.prdaily.com/getting-more-specific-with-your-pr-measurement/

If the Barcelona Principles need an update—and the industry can get more precise about which metrics matter—where should we start? Don’t throw your vanity metrics away just yet. PR pros can’t seem to agree what the best metrics are for gauging and proving their value. Despite almost 10 years...

#TBThursday! We met a wonderful group of prospective students at our open house last week! Thank you to everyone who too...
07/25/2019

#TBThursday! We met a wonderful group of prospective students at our open house last week! Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend and speak with us about the #PRCC program! We are excited to call you future #PRCCHoyas!

We are here to answer any of your questions! Do you or someone you know looking to elevate their career with a master’s ...
07/18/2019
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We are here to answer any of your questions!

Do you or someone you know looking to elevate their career with a master’s degree in PR? Message us for more information.

The capstone project is a monumental endeavor designed to test students' ability to apply advanced communication concepts and strategies to a client-focused or creative project that also boosts their portfolios and readies them for their future careers. This Guide to Completing the Capstone Project offers current and prospective master's in communication students detailed advice on how to complete their applied capstone project, and features input from alumni who successfully completed their own projects. #mastersincommunication #capstoneproject

https://www.mastersincommunications.com/features/advice-for-completing-masters-capstone-projects

This guide contains advice from alumni of the programs offered by the following schools:
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Georgetown University: Public Relations & Corporate Communications Master's
WVU Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)
WVU Reed College of Media
South Dakota State University School of Communication and Journalism
NC State Department of English
Northwestern University School of Communication

Check this out, #PRCChoyas!
07/10/2019

Check this out, #PRCChoyas!

Looking for something a little different this fall? Our "Jesuit Values in Professional Practice" course examines ethical dilemmas and what it means to be a leader in both your professional and personal life. Register now in MyAccess for Fall 2019.

What a week! The Global Immersion study tour just wrapped up a week of activities in Paris. They visited the U.S. Embass...
07/05/2019

What a week! The Global Immersion study tour just wrapped up a week of activities in Paris. They visited the U.S. Embassy, Havas, Brunswick, met GU alumni who are based in Paris, and pitched their #marketing #communications plan to ATD Fourth World! Here are few highlights from their fun and thought provoking week. We are proud of you! #HoyaSaxa #HoyasInParis #PRCChoyas #GeorgetownSCS #SeekSomethingGreater

A reminder that SCS will be closed today and classes will not be in session. Enjoy the holiday! 🎆
07/04/2019

A reminder that SCS will be closed today and classes will not be in session. Enjoy the holiday! 🎆

Happy Friday! Bon voyage to our Global Immersion class as they prepare to travel to Paris, France this weekend. During t...
06/28/2019

Happy Friday! Bon voyage to our Global Immersion class as they prepare to travel to Paris, France this weekend. During their time in France, they will pitch their #marketing #communications plan to ATD Fourth World! We wish safe travels to everyone.

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas! Looking for career resources this fall?Register for The Strategic Career Planning and Managemen...
06/21/2019

Happy Friday #PRCCHoyas!

Looking for career resources this fall?

Register for The Strategic Career Planning and Management course! It's a FREE, zero-credit, non-graded course that helps students understand the elements of career planning and professional development to guide them toward their professional goals.

Interested to know more about the course and how it can benefit you professionally? Email us at [email protected] and we will connect you to the faculty!

Join us on our next site at Brunswick! On Wednesday, June 12 from 4:00-5:00 PM, we're heading over to Brunswick (which i...
06/10/2019

Join us on our next site at Brunswick! On Wednesday, June 12 from 4:00-5:00 PM, we're heading over to Brunswick (which is next door SCS) to have a candid discussion with cyber experts as they share their crisis war stories and lessons learned. RVSP now as space is limited. https://tinyurl.com/y4hjapux

Join us for a virtual conversation on polishing your narrative in preparation for your job search with Capital One! In t...
06/07/2019
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Join us for a virtual conversation on polishing your narrative in preparation for your job search with Capital One! In this virtual lunch, you will learn all about the skills needed for success in the rapidly growing #AI industry.

So bring your questions and join us on Zoom! RSVP by June 9 to receive the Zoom link to participate. https://tinyurl.com/yypgvxr5

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We are proud to announce Jake McCook as the Alumnus of the Month for June! Jake graduated from the PR/CC program in 2015...
06/05/2019
MPS PR/CC Blog - June 2019 Alumnus of the Month

We are proud to announce Jake McCook as the Alumnus of the Month for June! Jake graduated from the PR/CC program in 2015 and owns his own consulting firm, McCook Strategies, LLC.

"You want to pursue a career in consulting or entrepreneurship? Find an organization to work for on the side. Offer up your services. You may have to volunteer at first, but it will help you build a portfolio that increases your experience even if your primary job doesn’t."

Read the full interview with Jake on our blog here: https://tinyurl.com/y35xvxyy

"You want to pursue a career in consulting or entrepreneurship? Find an organization to work for on the side. Offer up your services. You may have to volunteer at first, but it will help you build a portfolio that increases your experience even if your primary job doesn’t."

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who care...
05/27/2019

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.“ -- Abraham Lincoln

2019 End of the Year Party!
05/22/2019

2019 End of the Year Party!

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05/21/2019

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Hi PR/CC Teammates! I wanted to highlight the following job announcement for a position on our team. Great mission, great people, and a great sense of purpose in this part of the world - South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Please distribute among your networks. The announcement closes on 3 February. And yes, the position is down here in Miami! 😀 Thanks, A2
Hi everyone! I am a student in the program. I am trying to build my photography portfolio and am willing to take professional photos for your LinkedIn or portfolio, couples photos, holiday photos, etc. I am available all day tomorrow and will do them for free and you will have full access. Thank you so much. Please feel free to reach out. Below are some examples.
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Hello all, I don't know if this is the appropriate place for this question, but here I go. I'm coming to Washington, D.C. for this year's commencement ceremony, but I haven't heard about any get-togethers for MSPRCC yet. (I am an online student based in Tokyo) Does anyone know of any events or gatherings? Thanks!
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