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The George Washington University Online Strategic Public Relations Information Session Tuesday, September 14 th @ 12:30 PM...
<ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>You are in listen-only mode </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions by typing into the chat bo...
Panelists   Larry Parnell , BS/MBA Associate Professor and Program Director Online Master of Professional Studies in Strat...
<ul><li>The GW Online Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>The Student Experience </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Flexibility  – Log in anytime, from any Internet connection. Post responses on the discussion board and submit ass...
<ul><li>Faculty at GW are: </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders in their fields </li></ul><ul><li>Prominent scholars and educators </...
<ul><li>Here is what some of our alumni have to say about this program: </li></ul>The Student Experience   “ The George Wa...
<ul><li>Enroll in a 33-credit-hour master's program, delivered fully online </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on public policy, ad...
Curriculum   <ul><li>11 core courses and one capstone seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Courses include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pub...
Snapshot – An Online Course   Larry Parnell , BS/MBA Associate Professor Program Director “ What does a typical  online co...
Career Outcomes   <ul><li>In March 2009, a survey of the online Masters in Strategic Public Relations students was conduct...
Career Outcomes (Cont’d)   <ul><li>Connect with classmates who hold positions across the nation, including: </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Q: What would you like to learn about in future information sessions? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Course specific informa...
About  The George  Washington  University
GW Quick Facts <ul><li>Private, coeducational, non-sectarian university </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Washington, DC, situa...
Online Program Quick Facts <ul><li>One of few public relations degrees, completely online </li></ul><ul><li>Unique, practi...
Admission Requirements  <ul><li>A completed application form </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee </li></ul><ul><li>A current...
Financial Aid Options <ul><li>Employer-Sponsored Tuition Assistance:  </li></ul><ul><li>Employers may cover some of the tu...
<ul><li>Q: What semester are you  considering applying for? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Fall 2, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>b) Spring ...
Questions?   Important Dates Fall 2, 2010 Application Deadline: September 24, 2010 Class Start Date: October 25, 2010 Spri...
Contact Information    Do you have further  questions   regarding the  MPS in  Strategic Public Relations online program? ...
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GW Online Strategic Public Relations Sept 14th Information Session

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In this presentation, Larry Parnell, BS/MBA, Associate Professor and Program Director and Elizabeth Alouche, Admissions Advisor, talk about the Online Strategic Public Relations online program, provide an overview of an online course, answer questions about the student experience, studying online, admission requirements, and upcoming application deadlines.

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GW Online Strategic Public Relations Sept 14th Information Session

  1. 1. The George Washington University Online Strategic Public Relations Information Session Tuesday, September 14 th @ 12:30 PM EST To hear the audio portion, please follow the instructions on your screen.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>You are in listen-only mode </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions by typing into the chat box </li></ul><ul><li>All questions will be addressed in the order asked </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly Asked Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Will I be able to get copies of the slides? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will I be able to get a recording of this webinar? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul></ul>Logistics & Commonly Asked Questions To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  3. 3. Panelists Larry Parnell , BS/MBA Associate Professor and Program Director Online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations The Graduate School of Political Management The George Washington University Elizabeth Alouche Admissions Advisor Online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations On behalf of The Graduate School of Political Management The George Washington University To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  4. 4. <ul><li>The GW Online Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>The Student Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Online Program Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Course Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Options </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>Agenda To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  5. 5. <ul><li>Flexibility – Log in anytime, from any Internet connection. Post responses on the discussion board and submit assignments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Connection – Gain individualized attention from faculty and develop close relationships with fellow learners as you interact with them creating a vast network of professional contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction – Post and respond to messages with fellow business leaders. Online learning will keep you close to the thinking and experience of your instructors and classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Timely Curriculum – Course content is continually updated. Assignments incorporate the specific issues you deal with at school allowing you to apply lessons from each course. </li></ul>The GW Online Experience To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  6. 6. <ul><li>Faculty at GW are: </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders in their fields </li></ul><ul><li>Prominent scholars and educators </li></ul><ul><li>Specially trained to teach in an online environment </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world experts in their industry </li></ul>Experienced Faculty To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  7. 7. <ul><li>Here is what some of our alumni have to say about this program: </li></ul>The Student Experience “ The George Washington University is a top national university with experienced professors and robust online degree programs. The online program for Strategic Public Relations is an excellent program for public relations professionals who are several years into their careers. The program is taught by industry professionals who have passion for their specialties and the desire to positively promote and enhance the profession.” ~  Teresa Wolke , Online Strategic Public Relations Graduate To see more student success stories, visit our website at gspmonline.com To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  8. 8. <ul><li>Enroll in a 33-credit-hour master's program, delivered fully online </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on public policy, advocacy, and communication roles played by public relations firms, corporations, and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Capture public attention, shape key public policy debates, and earn the public trust as a successful strategic public relations professional </li></ul><ul><li>Build your professional credentials that will position you to excel in this challenging profession </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to employ core public relations skills and the practical application of strategic thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Join other public relations professionals who work in the public policy arena, the political arena, PR firms, and corporate and not-for-profit PR departments </li></ul>Online Program Overview To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  9. 9. Curriculum <ul><li>11 core courses and one capstone seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Courses include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Relations Principles and Practices (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Writing for Communications Professionals (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Relations in the New Media World (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Business and Budgeting of Public Relations (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethical Standards in Public Relations and Public Affairs (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Marketing and Marketing (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied Public Relations and Public Affairs Research (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues Management and Crisis Communications (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Social Responsibility Communication Strategies (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Socialization (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Relations and Public Affairs Capstone Research Project (3 credits) </li></ul></ul>To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  10. 10. Snapshot – An Online Course Larry Parnell , BS/MBA Associate Professor Program Director “ What does a typical online course look like?” To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  11. 11. Career Outcomes <ul><li>In March 2009, a survey of the online Masters in Strategic Public Relations students was conducted to gauge their perceptions on how this program is impacting their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>100%  of students agreed that they  apply what they learn effectively at work  to differentiate themselves from their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>One-third  of students  already  received salary increases  within the first year of the program . </li></ul>To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  12. 12. Career Outcomes (Cont’d) <ul><li>Connect with classmates who hold positions across the nation, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President of Corporate Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Account Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Relations Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management & Employee Communications Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Information Administrator </li></ul></ul>To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  13. 13. <ul><li>Q: What would you like to learn about in future information sessions? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Course specific information </li></ul><ul><li>b) Career opportunities in public relations </li></ul><ul><li>c) Learn about the program from graduates or alumni </li></ul>Informal Poll #1 To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  14. 14. About The George Washington University
  15. 15. GW Quick Facts <ul><li>Private, coeducational, non-sectarian university </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Washington, DC, situated a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1821 as The Columbian College on land provided by former President George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked 51 st on  U.S. News & World Report's  list of Top National Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked in the top 5 most politically active colleges in U.S. by The Princeton Review </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  16. 16. Online Program Quick Facts <ul><li>One of few public relations degrees, completely online </li></ul><ul><li>Unique, practical degree </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses all areas of strategic public relations: media, marketing, and public relations </li></ul><ul><li>Two classes of graduates to date </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  17. 17. Admission Requirements <ul><li>A completed application form </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee </li></ul><ul><li>A current resume with education and work history outlined </li></ul><ul><li>Three letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>A Statement of Purpose – a 250 to 500-word essay describing your academic and professional goals </li></ul><ul><li>A bachelor's degree with 3.0 on a 4.0 scale </li></ul><ul><li>Three or more years of relevant, full-time, professional work experience OR </li></ul><ul><li>Official results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  18. 18. Financial Aid Options <ul><li>Employer-Sponsored Tuition Assistance: </li></ul><ul><li>Employers may cover some of the tuition costs. To learn more, consult your personnel office. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid and Alternative Financing: </li></ul><ul><li>To be eligible for the Federal Stafford Loan, you must be a degree student and registered in a minimum of five credit hours in a semester. </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  19. 19. <ul><li>Q: What semester are you considering applying for? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Fall 2, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>b) Spring 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>c) Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>d) Not sure </li></ul>Informal Poll #2 To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  20. 20. Questions? Important Dates Fall 2, 2010 Application Deadline: September 24, 2010 Class Start Date: October 25, 2010 Spring 1, 2011 Application Deadline: November 5, 2011 Class Start Date: January 10, 2011 To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423
  21. 21. Contact Information Do you have further questions regarding the MPS in Strategic Public Relations online program? Web : www.gspmonline.com/pr E-mail : [email_address] Toll-Free : 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3423 www.facebook.com/GSPMgwu www.twitter.com/GSPMgwu For more information about the GSPM On-Campus programs , please call 202-994-6000 or visit www.gwu.edu/gspm Important Dates Fall 2, 2010 Application Deadline: September 24, 2010 Class Start Date: October 25, 2010 Spring 1, 2011 Application Deadline: November 5, 2011 Class Start Date: January 10, 2011

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