Public Relations professor, Beth Avery Foster visited Wake Forest University as an invited lecturer for its “Great Teachers” course. While there she gave a University-wide presentation entitled “Public Health Research at the Intersection of Communication, Campaigns, and Crisis,” guest lectured the Great Teachers course, and met with numerous undergraduate and graduate students eager to learn more about the field of public relations, as Wake Forest currently does not offer a public relations major.
Dr. Abbey Levenshus came up with an exciting twist on her public relations professional seminar students’ midterms. On Sept. 16, Dr. Levenshus hosted a mock interview activity where recent graduates came back to help current students prepare for the job search process. In total, 10 graduates of the Advertising and Public Relations program were invited back to interview 43 students. The assignment was designed to give students practice interviewing for a job before they launch their career search in earnest.
Our first Public Relations Student Spotlight, is Catherine Marie Willis from Murfreesboro, TN.
As a Senior here at UT she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Communication. She majors in Public Relations and minors in Business Administration. She hopes to continue her education at The University of Tennessee for graduate school. While in high school Catherine discovered she had a passion for working with others as well as a strong interest in media. High school is where she found PR to be a great fit for her.