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Communication: Advertising and Public Relations

Advertising and public relations recognizes the need to maintain strong lines of communication with target audiences.

With a strong multimedia background and practical learning experiences, you’ll graduate poised to put your corporate communication skills to work.

Top Reasons to choose Communication: Advertising and Public Relations at florida southern college

Go Beyond

Relationships with professors extend beyond the classroom and beyond graduation. We continue to provide graduates with professional and career guidance.

Conference Opport­un­it­ies

Students have the opportunity to present at state and national conferences to share campaigns and network with industry professionals.

Central Florida Location

Because we’re perfectly positioned between Tampa and Orlando, we have easy access to industry professionals and internship opportunities.


You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with industry professionals and tour area advertising agencies as a member of AdFed, our student advertising organization.

Just Do It!

In COM 3370 Advertising Creative, you'll be exposed to the deadline-driven elements of advertising design in the professional world with an emphasis on agency needs.

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Save Time with a 4+1 MBA

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the Florida Southern MBA program.

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Featured Communication: Advertising and Public Relations Faculty

Dr. Cara Mackie
- Communication Department Chair

In the classroom, I not only teach theories of human communication, but also help students become better communicators. I start my courses by stating, 'It will take hard work to succeed, but I am working just as hard to be there for you. We build these ideas together. You will be great.' Students leave my class with a better understanding of themselves and with confidence to succeed in various forms of interpersonal relationships.

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Internship Opportunities

Our majors intern throughout the region at corporations, agencies, and non-profits.

publix supermarkets
home depot
detroit tigers
southwest airlines
watson clinic

Clubs and More

Advertising majors are encouraged to participate in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), which provides an opportunity to work on a real-life advertising campaign.

You’ll also have numerous opportunities to network with industry professionals and tour area advertising agencies as a member of AdFed, our student advertising organization.

Communication: Advertising and Public Relations Program Contact

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Dr. Cara Mackie

Chair of Communication

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