Every semester UVU PRSSA students have the opportunity to travel the nation and meet with the "best of the best" in the PR industry.
Student's have traveled to places including Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Austin, Phoenix, and Indianapolis!
Spring 2019 PR Trip to New York City
This upcoming Spring Semester, UVU PR students will have the opportunity to travel to New York City–the PR Capital of the World. The trip will take place April 8-12, 2019.
You are invited to apply for one of approximately 12 spots. UVU student grants have been provided to drastically reduce the expense for UVU PR students. As a result, it will only cost you $650 for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Connect your classroom experience with the real-world, cutting edge of PR and the people who make it happen. During the trip, selected students will visit with different PR firms, meet with national media, learn from PR industry experts, build their resume, and make career connections. In addition, 3 credit hours will be earned (selected students will enroll in the Comm 202 Communication Field Experience course).
The application deadline is Friday, November 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon.
Go for it—Apply for the NYC PR trip today!
How To Apply For A Trip
Students are selected through an application and interview process approximately 6 months prior to each trip.
Students must submit the following items to the Comm Department (CB 502A) by noon, Friday, Nov. 2.
Cover letter--include future career goals, year in school, anticipated graduation date, and why you should be selected, and a photo of yourself; Resume; Official UVU transcript; Writing sample.
To apply you must be a UVU Student, PR Major, PRSSA member, and have taken or currently taking Comm 2300 during the time of the trip.
Due to generous grants, the expense for each student is minimal. For the Spring 2019 trip, the cost will only be $650, and this price covers: airfare, NYC transportation, and hotel.
Students who participate must enroll in the 3-credit Comm 202R – Communication Field Experience.
This video was created during PRSSA's trip to Los Angeles, California.
Who you meet
On previous trips, students have met individuals such as:
Matt Prince, PR + Brand Engagement Manager at Taco Bell corporate
Linda Shipley Martin, Partner at Porter Noveli Public Relations firm in L.A.
Faith Tusieseina, Brand Partnerships at Universal Music Group
Gail Moscoso, Sr. Publicist at Universal Studios Hollywood
Cori Fox, Digital Communication at American Idol
Brandi King, Communications Director for Southwest Airlines
Todd Cooley, Owner and CEO of Todd Cooley Company
PR Director for the Boston Red Sox. Meeting held in the executive boardroom of Fenway Park.
Spokesperson for the United Nation
Rear Admiral of the Navy responsible for the Navy’s global public relations. Meeting held in the Pentagon
Nathaniel Gray, PR Coordinator for The Venetian | Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas—the world’s largest 5-star resort
Numerous FOX TV National Correspondents
Among dozens and dozens of other established PR professionals
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