The Public Relations major offered in the Communications Department is available with the following concentrations as options: Marketing, Print Journalism and Television Production. A Public Relations education gives students employment skills and training prized by all employers. Now more than ever, professionals must be able to effectively communicate ideas, inspire others, resolve conflict and reach across all cultures. Public Relations at Carroll will equip you with these strengths.
Carroll’s program offers real-world experience to build your PR skills along with your resume. While you’re an undergrad, you can intern at nearby Beartooth Communications television (NBC affiliate on campus), the Montana Governor’s Office, the state of Montana, Downtown Helena Inc., the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, the Diocese of Helena, the Montana Arts Council, Montana Human Rights Network and the Montana Legislative Council. Carroll students take on real clients also during advanced courses in which they volunteer their public relations skills and put them to work for local nonprofits. SaintsTV (a Carroll news show with student reporters and anchors), Carroll Radio 88.5 KROL FM, and the Prospector student newspaper each provide additional chances for experience learning. Round it all out by competing on the nationally award-winning Talking Saints forensics team. As a Talking Saint, you’ll hone your speaking, presentation and think-fast talents while preparing yourself to become an attorney or company president.