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Born to two Auburn grads, I had grown up chanting “War Eagle” and rooting for the Tigers. However, since I lived in Virginia for the majority of my life, my friends were constantly trying to convert me into a Hokie/Cavalier/Duke. As you can probably assume, they weren't very successful.

When I took my official tour of Auburn University, I knew I was meant to take a leap of faith and leave home. I was very adamant about moving somewhere new and taking “independent” to a whole new level. So that is exactly what I did. In August 2012, my mom, dad and I packed up the car and made the 10-hour drive down to my new home: Auburn, Alabama.

I always tell people coming to Auburn was the best decision of my life. I have made so many meaningful relationships and have learned beyond what I could have ever expected. I feel more than prepared to enter the field of public relations and to start pursuing my dreams.

"I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully."

George Petrie Auburn Creed


Relevant Coursework

Journalism Fundamentals
Emphasis on Associated Press Stylebook, word usage and spelling for students interested in print, broadcast, public relations and Web-based writing.
Concepts of Communication and Journalism
Introduction to the basic principles of various communications forms, the dominant communication theories, and communication industries.
Intercultural Communication
Different types of problems encountered when communicating with different cultures.
Case Studies and Ethics in Public Relations
This is a course designed to provide Public Relations students with an understanding of both effective and ineffective methods of PR through studying actual cases from the field itself.
Foundations of Public Relations
This course is designed to be an overview of the functions, practices and growing application of public relations in both private industry and the public sector.
Strategic Communication
Framework for the strategy and integration of messages within public relations.
Social Media & PR
Examination of how new social media impact public relations strategies.
Style and Design in Public Relations
Introduction to the use of style and design in public relations messages.
Writing for Public Relations
This course will have an emphasis on communication tactics; plan, write and produce public relations tools; audience and media selection; print and electronic media.
Survey Research Methods
Identifying, characterizing and evaluating stakeholder groups and alternative channels of communication; formal research procedures including sampling, instrument design, information gathering, data processing, analysis and reporting.
Public Relations Campaigns
Application of theory, research data, and problem-solving techniques in the development of comprehensive public relations strategies.
Internship
Opportunity to apply classroom experience to career setting. Internship must be a supervised, closely monitored work experience, appropriate to the major, that takes place in a professional setting.