Top Five Real-World Benefits of Studying Journalism and Public Relations
The Journalism Certificate of Completion (CCL) at Glendale Community College prepares students to work in the publishing industry whether they have a bachelor’s degree in another area, or are starting a career in journalism. Students may complete a professional journalism internship with leading broadcast and print companies as well as produce a portfolio of published articles ready to show employers.
Our mission is to prepare students with real-world information and experiences. Recent classroom guest speakers for journalism and PR students include: Nick Calderone, host of Right this Minute, Host; Kent Dana, former anchorman for Phoenix’s ABC, KPHX and KPHO; Peter O’Dowd, NPR News Director; Hayley Ringle, Phoenix Business Journal; Matt Petersen, Phoenix Suns Digital Reporter and Donna Rossi, Chief Correspondent at CBS 5.
A degree in journalism or public relations prepares students with practical and marketable skills for entry-level employment such as press relations, community or consumer relations, market research, in-house publications, political campaigns, fundraising and volunteer recruitment. Even better, here are top five skills that benefit any career:
- Ability to communicate effectively in most work environments
- Understand the relationship between the media and a company or organization
- Learn to gather information from research, interviews and even social media
- Improve and apply writing and editing skills at an advanced level
- Meet exciting people, discover new fields of learning and begin a professional network for your career