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Current Students

What college was meant to be.

The Monmouth College Public Relations Program offers below useful resources for students. 

See the internship link on the left for additional information on internships.

The public relations program internship information, the application for internships, information on great places to intern and a gallery of recent interns is located at MC PR Internships.

The courses required for the major are listed on the homepage of this website.  See the top link in the navigation bar on the left.  Or at this link for the current major requirements -- click here!.

Public Relations Major  and General Education Requirements for Degree 

Four Year Student Activity Play for Public Relations Students

For recommendations from the Public Relations Society of America on what you should do, in addition to your public relations major, visit this link to the Four Year College Public Relations Activity Plan.

Public Relations Professional Skills

Public Relations Job Search Strategy

The field of public relations is competitive and successful job seeks must demonstrate their communication abilities in the process of applying for an securing a job.  Use this link to access the sixteen step strategy recommended by the Public Relations Society of America.  Job Search Campaign Strategies

Public Relations Job Search Worksheet

Use the following link to access the worksheet, recommended by the Public Relations Society of America to assist professional in public relations to find the right position.  Job Search Worksheet.

Public Relations Portfolio Tips

Click here for tips on good public relations professional portfolios, based on information from the Public Relations Society of America.

This site is currently under development (March and April 2008).  Visit us again soon.   If you are a current student and have a suggestion for information to include on the new website, please email Jim O'Brien at .



Monmouth College Public Relations Program News
New Web Site for PR Program

The Monmouth College Public Relations Program has a new web site and is working out the bugs (and typos) during March, April and May 2008.  If you see an error, have an idea or want a correction made, contact the Public Relations Program Webmaster, Jim O'Brien at with your idea or correction.

April 15, 2008 is the Deadline for Public Relations Internship Applications for Credit during Summer and Fall 2008.

To earn credit for an internship, you traditionally need to be of junior and good standing, have secured a specific public relations internship post where you will do professional public relations work, and then complete and submit the application.  Once approved, interns are allowed to register for academic credit.   In general, to earn 3 s.h. of credit, a student needs 120-150 hours of professional level internship work.

Alumni News

Heather Prater, '07, has taken a position working in public relations for a media personality in the Chicago are and is managing media relations for a record label.

Ellen Ehrenhart, '07, who finished her degree and public relations internship in event planning is currently working in Springfield and preparing for her big break in theater.

Brooke Morgan, '07, who graduated in December of 2007 is now working on her masters degree in communication at Illinois State University.

PR Graduating Seniors of May 2008

Congratulations to the graduating seniors of the public relations program of Monmouth  College for 2008!  (With honorable mention to those graduating in December 2007.)

Well educated and ready to work -- the Public Relations Program extends an early congratulations and a keep up the hard work until graduation to the graduating seniors of the public relations program.  Anyone knowing of great job leads is encouraged to share the info with the graduating seniors who are actively looking for their dream job!

Abrams, David  (

Babos, Jenny (

Boyd-Ross, Lucinda Boyd ( )

December 2007!

Burrill, Caleb (

Dollins, Jessica (

Gumm, Tyler (

Heiar, Scott (

Johnathan Henkins ( )

Herrera, Brenda (

Hoffer, Erik ( )

Jones, Mickenzie (

Kammerer, Erik (

Lakis, Mark (

Lawrence, Ashley ( )

Lents, Mindy ( )

Lief, "Chuck" Charles ( )

Koritz, Brittany ( )

McCombs, Rebekah (

Morgan, Brooke ( )

December 2007!

Phillips, Allyson (

Prater, Heather (

December 2007!

Ratliff, Traci ( )

Santell, Stephen ( )

Scott, Carissa (

Springsteen, Jill (

Steskal, Pamela (

Tangney, Cassie (

Trueblood, Ashley (

Tweed, Ashleigh (


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