Setting yourself apart from dozens or — in some cases — hundreds of other job candidates is a challenge. Fierce competition necessitates you demonstrate a superior knowledge of universal public relations principles.
As you approach graduation, adding the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations to your resume could be the leg up you need to secure the position you want. The process, which can be summarized in the four steps below, complements coursework and can be used to finish your college career on top.
The Certificate program is offered at select colleges and universities, and is expanding. Participating colleges and universities include:
Universities need to have a faculty coordinator to participate in the program.
Earn the Certificate in Four Steps
It is important to review resources available for all four steps, starting with the Certificate FAQs, before beginning the process.
After graduating, I was interviewed by hiring managers from the United States, Singapore, and Malaysia. Eight out of ten interviewers said that the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations stood out to them, as they screened my résumé.
I am really glad I earned the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations. The preparation course connected familiar public relations topics to brand new material I hadn't encountered yet. Passing the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations Examination gave me the confidence I needed and became a huge talking point during job interviews.