The #PRStudChat Community Discusses PR Education and Learning on October 13th

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PRSTUDCHATOn Tuesday, October 13th at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat community will gather to discuss PR education and learning in the classroom. Ai Zhang, a professor at Stockton University in New Jersey, will host the Twitter chat. Professor Zhang has been instrumental in developing the PR courses at Stockton, and she is also the faculty advisor for the school’s PRSSA Chapter.

PR professionals, educators and students will engage in a community discussion to share their perspectives on PR learning today. Questions to be answered by the community will include:

  • What are or what were your favorite and least favorite public relations courses?
  • How has your PR education prepared you for your career?
  • What do you like or did you like about your school’s PR program? And why?
  • What do you or did you dislike about your school’s PR program? And why?
  • What are your recommendations for improving PR education?
  • If you are or were involved in PRSSA, how has your involvement at the national and local level prepared you for your career?
  • If you have or had an internship in the past, how has it prepared you for your career?

If you have any questions around the topic or thoughts you would like to share in advance of the session, please tweet or DM us. We hope you’ll join us for a fun and informative Twitter chat session highlighting PR education and ways to improve the classroom learning experience. “See” you on the 13th!

More about Ai Zhang

Ai Zhang received her M.A. in Communication from Syracuse University, and her Ph.D. in Communication/Public Relations from University of Maryland. She graduated in 2009 and then started teaching at Stockton University in New Jersey. She started the PR track at the school and developed most of its PR courses. Professor Zhang is also the faculty advisor for her school’s PRSSA Chapter and its newly launched student-run PR firm.

More About PRStudChat:

It began with a simple question asked by Angela Hernandez, then President of PRSSA at Central Michigan University (CMU). “Is PR Right for me?” A follow up blog post by PR 2.0 expert Deirdre Breakenridge inspired a series of direct messages on Twitter between Breakenridge and fellow PR industry pro, Valerie Simon. This was an important question and one that should be explored beyond one student or one blog post. Why not build a community to help students across the country, and even the globe, learn from the experience and perspective of industry professionals… A community where everyone can learn and grow together. Read more

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