Journalism and Public Relations majors develop professional skills in a framework that emphasizes ethical, responsible communication. Students take advantage of the program's location in a major media market and learn strategies vital to adapt to a rapidly changing media landscape. Our students learn from faculty with up-to-date, real-world experience. Faculty include awarding winning-scholars who challenge students to become critical thinkers. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities that hone their skills and build working relationships with classmates who will one day be their colleagues and their career network. These activities include the Setonian, Seton Hall’s campus newspaper; the Seton Hall Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America; WSOU, Seton Hall’s student-run radio station; and Pirate Television. Internships with media and public relations organizations in the tri-state area are a cornerstone of the student experience for Journalism and Public Relations majors. Many internships lead to a student's first job after graduation.
Meet Brian Wisowaty
Brian Wisowaty, a Class of 2011 Alumnus, studied Public Relations and Journalism at Seton Hall before working for MSNBC as a Graphics Producer.
"Seton Hall provided my foundation-the hands-on experience, the network of contacts and mentors and, of course, the education. The experiences I had at Seton Hall were transformational, extending far beyond anything that's just pre-professional. They are times of my life that I will forever look back upon fondly and why I stay connected with Seton Hall."Brian Wisowaty '11Public Relations and Journalism major, Graphics Producer, MSNBC
The Journalism track prepares students for writing, editing and production careers in both traditional and cutting-edge media.The Public Relations track prepares students for careers in public relations, integrated marketing communication, and corporate and organizational communication.
Many students have won honors through internships at top agencies at which they are now employed.
Past placements include:
The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think.
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As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university -a national reputation;challenging academic programs;notable alumni;state-of-the-art facilities;renowned faculty;and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship -with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
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