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Advertising & Public Relations

Studying advertising and public relations means more than just selling a product, it's about making a difference and communicating with purpose. It offers opportunities to be a storyteller, a graphic creator, a social media innovator and everything in between. You'll be working with real brands and clients, getting a taste of one of the fastest growing industries in the world, placing you strides ahead of the competition. You'll gain skills in creative problem-solving, critical thinking, strategic writing and decision-making in any area of emphasis. You can customize your major by focusing on one of five areas:

Brand Management
Media, Data, & Analytics
Public Relations
Global & Multicultural Communication
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Our students hit the ground running the minute they step into Andersen Hall. Your portfolio will build itself through each class, from an intro-level strategic writing course to a capstone experience with real clients.

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    ADPR students creatively express their ideas during a class activity with post-it notes.
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    Layout design project done by ADPR student Nicole Tubbesing for Communication Design classes.
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    CoJMC Ad Club visiting the Nelnet office in Lincoln to talk with professionals in the communication industry.
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Learn about public relations and crisis communications from Monique Farmer, an innovator in the advertising and public relations field.

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Meet Rachel, a CoJMC alum who writes about donuts at one of the largest advertising agencies in the world.

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Your major is more than what you get done in the classroom. At Nebraska, you will find plenty of ways to get your hands dirty with experiences through student clubs and organizations, learning communities and education abroad opportunities.

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Public Relations Student Society of America

Develop award-winning PR campaigns and learn from professional mentors.

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Ad Club

Build your portfolio, explore local agencies and network with ad pros.

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Work for real clients and get a taste of agency life.

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Student Advisory Board

Amplify the voices of your peers.

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National Competitions

Put your skills to the test on the national stage.

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CoJMC Ambassadors

Learn the ropes from experienced upperclassmen.

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Academic Advisors

From day one, you're paired with an advisor to help navigate your new college academic environment.

Career & internship Coach

Work with our career coach to strengthen your personal brand and learn about jobs and internships.

Sample 4 Year Plans

Graduating in four years at Nebraska is possible. Take a look at a sample four year plan for each of our majors.

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You have stories to tell, and we want to make sure you have access to the best equipment.