By: Matthew Collum
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTC/The Loop)- A student run public relations firm has started up on campus in conjunction with Communication Department and Public Relations Student Society.
Angela Ballard professor of the class said “This was an idea that I took to Dr. Alderman… I felt that real work experience was not there for PR students”
Some of the goals in the class are to allow students to gain experience in the PR industry. The class offers some unique opportunities to work with varying rang of clients.
Matthew Kenwrite Memphis junior explained that there some of the clients that the class had been working with were on campus departments and a few small business hoping to reach the demographic of college students.
While the class is just in the first semester, there are height hopes for the feature of this course. “I see unlimited growth with the firm I think that it can go as far as the students want it to,” Kenwright said.
Although Professor Ballard hopes, the clients get something out the experience; her main hope for the course is to give her students the real world experience of working in a PR firm.