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Located in the College of Communication and Information, the School of Advertising and Public Relations houses two of the most popular majors at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The Advertising and Public Relations programs offer Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. The programs are nationally and internationally recognized and accredited for the quality of their scholarship and instruction. 

Our program offers opportunities beyond the classroom that involve professional internships across the nation, study abroad in Sydney Australia, Siena Italy and other exciting locations, and school sponsored trips to network with industry leaders and alumni in New York, Nashville, and Atlanta. With its nationally recognized educators and wide-ranging opportunities, the School of Advertising and Public Relations continues to be a program of excellence at The University of Tennessee, preparing students and scholars to become innovative leaders in their respective fields

Maureen Taylor

Director and Beaman Professor

Welcome Back ADPR Students

Welcome back to Rocky Top!

The faculty and staff in the School of Advertising and Public Relations welcome you back for the spring 2019 semester.

We have a lot of exciting activities planned for the new year including the AdClub New York City trip, an internship and job fair, AdClub and PRSSA meetings, UT Social Media Week, and a three-day trip to Atlanta's top public relations and advertising organizations.

We love to hear about your internships, study abroad experiences and your classes. I hope you will stop by the office to say hello.

Big Orange in the Big Apple

Matt MeyersFinding the right career path as a college student is a tough journey and looks different for everyone. For Matt Myers, a senior studying advertising, his journey included attending the advertising trip to New York City. 

 The AdClub is a student-run organization that hosts an annual trip to New York City to provide students the opportunity to tour advertising agencies, network with industry professionals and explore the city. Myers decided to attend the trip to New York because he wanted to better understand agency life, build relationships with companies and decide if he truly desired to pursue an advertising career in New York after graduation.

One aspect of the New York trip that makes it unique to other university trips is the freedom offered to the students during their week in the city. Although there is a schedule to tour specific agencies, students are given the opportunity to explore New York throughout the day, try new restaurants, and interview with companies on their own. Myers spent his free time attending a Broadway show and interviewing for summer internships.