Make Yourself More Marketable with Continuing Education Courses

In a job environment where young PR pros could use any advantage they can get, we give you… summer PR courses from UCLA Extension!

Whether you’re new to the PR game and would like to get some coursework under your belt or if you’re an old pro looking to polish some new skills, there are courses to meet your needs. And even better – if you’re a PRSA-LA member, there’s a discount!

Classes start soon, so check out what’s being offered during the Summer Quarter:

Public Speaking for PR Professionals
Description: The ability to speak with power and persuasive authority is a key tool for a practicing publicist on a daily basis. This course is designed to provide both concepts and practical instruction in preparing and delivering powerful brief presentations–with and without PowerPoint and other visual aids.
: Wednesday, 7-10 p.m.
: July 7 – September 1

Advanced Public Relations Writing
Description: This six-week, advanced writing course is designed to catapult the public relations professional past everyday PR writing needs. Participants master the art of strategic writing, key message formulation, and targeted delivery through focused writing projects dealing with high-profile communications, such as speeches and presentations, position papers, or opinion pieces in influential publications.
: Thursday, 7-10pm
Term: July 8 – August 12

Writing for Public Relations (Online)
Description: It is difficult, if not impossible, to succeed in the public relations profession without a solid proficiency in writing effective, persuasive and informative documents. This advanced course covers a variety of PR writing styles and forms that include news releases, pitch letters, biographies, speeches, power memos and crisis communications statements.
Date/Time: Tuesday
Term: July 29 – August 24

To register for courses online, visit

Thanks to Caitlin Mattias for putting this post together…even though the fact that these classes are at UCLA pains us both  🙂


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