MMUPR’s new series of Get PRofessional guest lectures starts this week on Wednesday 13th November 2013 at 5.30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre G35 with a double bill from two of our MSc International Public Relations graduates who are now working at the Citypress PR agency in Manchester- Suzanne Armfield, Senior Account Executive, and Joanne Tarkowksi, Account Executive:
Lecture 1: PR student to PR professional: how to get a start in PR
Lecture 2: Meet Citypress – how it works and what we do
These guest lectures are open to students on PR courses or studying PR as an option or research topic, or simply interested in PR, at ALL levels – undergraduate and postgraduate, and to PR staff.
Each week will feature a guest speaker sharing their experience of a career in PR and giving tips on getting started, or giving an insight into how PR works in practice to supplement students’ theoretical knowledge.
We are planning to have an opportunity after each lecture for networking with the speakers, PR staff and PR students. Diary dates for the rest of Term 1:
Wed 27 November 2013 5.30 – 7.00 p.m. G34 Speaker to be confirmed
Wed 11 December 2013 5.30 – 7.00 p.m. G34 Nyree Hughes – PR and Social Media Manager, Access Advertising – Working in a multi-service agency: the role of a PR and Digital Media specialist
The two final sessions will be PR skills workshops offering a masterclass in PR practice skills and in job search and application and interview skills to prepare students for looking for that first break into the PR profession.