The Plank Center to Host Free Webinar on Getting a Job in Public Relations

The Plank Center is set to host a free webinar on “Getting a Job in Public Relations” on Monday, March 7, beginning at 3 p.m. EST.

Are you ready to get a job in public relations? Are you hungry to learn how to set yourself apart from the thousands of applicants? The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations wants to help you get answers to those questions by hosting a free webinar on Monday, March 7, titled “Getting a Job in Public Relations,” starting at 3:00 p.m. EST.

This webinar will:

  • Examine the characteristics and traits in demand for public relations positions
  • Offer helpful tips on how to stand out from the competition in your job search
  • Provide insight on how managers attract, retain and develop top performers

The webinar will feature four industry experts who will discuss their observations on the hiring process within public relations agencies and corporations. The experts are:

  • Keith Burton, principal, Grayson Emmett Partners
  • Rick Looser, president and COO, The Cirlot Agency
  • Virginia Noriega, associate, Heyman Associates
  • Kevin Saghy, manager of communications, Chicago Cubs

To register for the free webinar, visit

About the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

In 2005, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established The Plank Center, named for public relations leader and UA alumna, the late Betsy Plank, to develop and recognize outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society through a variety of programs, and in concert with groups and associations.

In addition to national leaders in the practice and education, the Center Board includes an ex officio position for the president of the Public Relations Student Society of America that represents more than 11,000 members in 300-plus colleges and universities.

The Center is housed in UA’s College of Communication and Information Sciences. UA’s public relations program, with more than 1,400 students, is the largest undergraduate degree program within the College. The program is certified by the Public Relations Society of America and for six years has been ranked among the top five public relations programs in the country by PRWeek.

More information about the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations can be found at



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