Communication - Public Relations

Phone: 715-346-3409


UW-Stevens Point Communication - Public Relations graduates at work

  • Charles Wanty ‘14Media and Customer Relations Coordinator, Dave Smith Decoys, Lebanon, Ore.
  • Samantha Sauerman ‘13Account Executive, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Los Angeles
  • Abby (Gutowski) Despins ‘06Public Relations Manager, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Madison, Wis.


Phone: 715-346-3409

Choose Communication - Public Relations at UW-Stevens Point

Students in public relations at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point learn the connections between organizations and their various publics or audiences. Public relations practitioners help their clients communicate with important groups in their environments, promote products and services effectively, and manage crises.

Career opportunities in Communication - Public Relations

With an average placement rate of more than 90 percent, our graduates continue their success in the professional workplace. Students pursuing this emphasis prepare for entry-level public relations positions in health care, travel, sports, entertainment and government. Job possibilities are limited only by a student’s imagination.
See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Building your résumé

The Division of Communication has sponsored a successful internship program for many decades. In today’s competitive job market, many employers prefer graduates who have demonstrated their abilities in a successful internship.

Students consider internships to demonstrate their workplace success to prospective employers and earn inside tracks to getting full-time positions after graduation.
Our students have completed successful internships with a variety of organizations and businesses throughout the country, including media organizations, public relations firms, governmental offices, entertainment venues, corporations, and nonprofit groups.

Outside the classroom

Students are encouraged to join student organizations. Organizations meet on a regular basis and contribute actively to student life by sponsoring trips and special events, and raising awareness of contemporary issues.
Officers work with faculty advisers, the department, the College of Fine Arts and Communication and the university to facilitate conferences, workshops, lectures and special events. Currently our student organizations are The Pointer student newspaper, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), SPTV student television and WWSP-90FM student radio. The Student Involvement and Employment Office offers many other opportunities for student to get involved.

Student support services

The Communication Arts Center is located in the heart of campus, just behind Old Main Hall and next to the Dreyfus University Center. The historic 50,000-square-foot building boasts some of the newest communication technology available and state-of-the art classroom facilities, while still maintaining its charm and beautiful architecture.

Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policies and their willingness to help with recommendations, advice about jobs, graduate schools and dilemmas encountered by students. The department affiliates closely with UW-Stevens Point’s Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for students and alumni.