Category: Public Relations Jobs

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 in Alumni, Blog, Internships, Public Relations Jobs, Social Media Jobs by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations has released the final Jim Brown Interview Series episode of the 2021-2022 academic year. In this sixth installment, senior Sarah Lounsbury interviewed alumna Niki Smithers, a corporate communications associate at Eli Lilly. Smithers, a 2019 graduate, had wanted to work at Lilly since before she started college. Listen …

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Posted on April 26th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Brittany Marcus, BAJ ’16, recently landed a new job at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), but on evenings and weekends, she runs Snapsxstyles, a media company that provides event planning, marketing and branding services, and public relations. We asked Marcus about her busy work life and her success after graduation: 1. Why did you decide to …

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Posted on March 8th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Shayla Pinner, M.A. in Public Relations alumna, is the Director Of Marketing and Development at Dress For Success Indianapolis.   When Pinner was a master’s student at IUPUI, for a year she worked full-time while also completing an internship at Eli Lilly. We asked her about that experience as well as details about her current job. …

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Posted on February 16th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Amanda Vela, M.A. in Public Relations ’13, spends her days creating social media content, press releases, multimedia narratives, fact sheets, public information materials, communications plans, and more for the Town of Zionsville, a suburb of Indianapolis with approximately 30,000 residents. As the Director of Communications and Community Relations and the Public Information Officer, she is …

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Posted on May 5th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight, Public Relations Jobs by Emily Turnier

When her job offer from a public relations agency fell through due to COVID in March 2020, Samantha Sandala reached out to her contacts at Hirons to see if there were any openings. Sandala, B.A.J. ’20, had interned full-time at the advertising, PR, and digital agency in 2019. Because she had a proven track record at the …

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