The Public Relations & Marketing Communications major at Ohio Dominican University prepares students for careers and advanced study in public relations and a variety of related fields.
Ohio Dominican University has one of the most innovative Public Relations &Marketing Communications programs in the area. Students who participate in the program represent the latest thinking in the field. Students learn by doing – both in class and through internships. Public Relations majors can also join the student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. You’ll work side-by-side with area professionals on real-life public relations projects. You’ll meet prospective employers and you’ll graduate with experience that’s real – and looks great on a resume.
Every graduate of ODU’s Public Relations & Marketing Communications program has taken advantage of at least one internship opportunity. However, most students have multiple internships prior to graduation. Upon graduation, our students are recruited for public relations and marketing communications positions in the Central Ohio area and beyond.
Alumni and industry professionals are on our Board of Advisors, allowing students to meet and establish contacts with leaders in the field. Our student-led chapter of PRSSA provides students with leadership and project management experience in a low-risk, high-reward environment. All classes are taught by faculty who have real-world working experience in the field.
Natalie Kompa has taught Public Relations at Ohio Dominican since 2002. She’s created several Public Relations & Marketing Communications courses that focus on Public Relations using new technologies. She was a manager in the Public Affairs department for Borden, Inc. and led the public relations function for a major service company as Vice President of Public Relations for Huntington Bancshares, Inc.