Category Archives: Public Relations

Information for public relations students in the School of Communication Studies at MRU

National Depression Screening Day

During the week of October 4-10, MRU is pleased to participate in National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) in partnership with Calgary Counselling Centre.

Check-in with your mental health by using the free, anonymous tool available at  For more information, resources or to see a list of events, visit

Field School to Peru

Are you interested in traveling to Peru, earning credit for two courses and adding strong, international content to your media portfolio and resume? The School of Communication Studies will be offering a field school to Peru in May 2022. There will be two opportunities to learn about the experience in the coming days. There will be an online info session Monday, October 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. just for COMM students.
Here’s the link:
There’s also an in-person session for COMM and Business students Wednesday, Oct. 6, in EB1014 at 11:30 a.m.

Volunteer Social Media & Communication Coordinator Position

Job Description
Supervised by the Campaign Manager, the Cornelia Wiebe Campaign seeks two (2) Social Media & Communications Coordinators.

We want you to have as rich of an experience as possible. Toward this end, we will ask you to develop a set of strategic learning objectives, outlining your key learning and professional development needs. We will work with you to ensure assignments are relevant to these learning objectives, to any practicum or school-related objectives, and that you continue to grow throughout your time with us.
This role will:
• Create a data-driven social media content strategy to increase our campaign’s reach and regular engagement with our followers. This includes regular testing, reporting, and iteration for constant improvement.
 • Design and create engaging content for the campaign’s social media channels and website. You will ensure we are listening and responding to the members of our online social communities on a regular basis
 • Work across teams on major projects to develop social media strategy for campaign pushes.

This volunteer position requires a minimum commitment 5-10 hours per week.
Experience with Nationbuilder is an asset.
Please send resume to

Pivoting During a Pandemic

On March 18, 2021, Brookline Public Relations will be hosting some of North America’s top communicators for a FREE virtual panel! Come and hear first-hand from industry leaders as they discuss how their brands altered communication strategies during the pandemic. Registration is required in advance via the link below.


Social Media Volunteer – Roots 2 STEM

Working with Roots 2 STEM means you will be part of one of the most unique STEM facilities in
the Canada. You will be working to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

The social media coordinator will develop and implement a social media strategy to increase
overall reach and brand awareness. He/she will use social media outlets to promote active Roots 2 STEM programs, engage the public and increase online presence. The social media coordinator will directly contribute to increasing Roots 2 STEM capacity to provide STEM education to our youth.

More information here

Two online sessions for PR students | Register Now

The goal of the sessions is to provide students with additional knowledge and skills for financial and career planning, as well as advice from individuals in the industry.

Session #1: Post Grad in PR
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.
So you’ve got the paper! Great! Now what?

An honest discussion about the do’s and don’t’s for your post-grad years: how to get a job, what should you be paid, how to negotiate, and what financial/professional pitfalls you should avoid. Plus, where else your skills could be useful.
Jessica Fralick, Edelman
Melissa Fiacco, Conexus Credit Union

Session #2: Applied Media Relations
Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.
Pitching – the good, the bad, and the brag-worthy. 

Hear from seasoned PR professionals on their biggest wins and losses, as well as a panel of Calgary journalists on how they like to work with PR Folks.

Tracy Fuller, CBC News & Podcasts
Mike Morrison, MikesBloggityBlog
Ian Busby, Former producer, Breakfast Television 


Register here

Volunteer for: New Student Registration Day (NSR)

Planning is in full swing for the fourth annual New Student Registration Day (NSR) happening on Saturday, April 4th, and I’m hoping you can help us recruit student volunteers!

Volunteers will act as Registration Peers during the event, providing a warm welcome to students, helping them navigate MyMRU, and assisting them in registering for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 courses. Training is provided, as are tokens of appreciation and food.

Feedback from previous NSR student volunteers has been very positive, including the following comments:

“I have volunteered for countless events at MRU and NSR is one of the most fulfilling and one of the most meaningful.”

“It is a very rewarding feeling to volunteer for a day that benefits new students so much. You experience the immediate relief they get, from meeting some of their potential new classmates and getting their schedules created in a way that helps ease their nerves.”

“I absolutely loved NSR. The students were so receptive of the help they were receiving and it was extremely rewarding to get to help them become part of our MRU community.”

“Not only did we connect with the students and help them out, but I was able to connect with other volunteers.”

Please pass this information on to any students you think may be interested in volunteering at NSR – they can submit the NSR Volunteer Signup form by March 23rd and I will be in touch with additional info.


Our NetWORK IT! Event is 10 days away!

An evening of networking and panel discussion. This evening will focus on exposing students to the various industries and opportunities that a communication degree can offer. Featuring a diverse panel of MRU Alumni working in fields ranging from government to agency to non-profit.

We’d love for faculty to attend, too.

Tickets –

Event Page

Snacks and refreshments provided.

Business casual attire required.

Admission is free and tickets can be downloaded on eventbrite –