Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit college located in Burlington, Vermont, was founded in 1878 as a small business-oriented school with an emphasis on teaching practical business skills. Champlain has a long tradition of educating professionals for leadership roles by providing high-quality, career-centered education.
Among the first colleges to offer full degree programs online, Champlain has been a leader in online education since 1993.
Champlain currently serves 2,000 undergraduates as well as a growing number of graduate and continuing-education students. Champlain students represent 32 states and 17 countries. The Burlington, Vermont campus of Champlain College includes 42 buildings spread across 22.5 acres.
America's Best Colleges 2009 ranks Champlain in the top tier of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North and offers study-abroad programs with campuses in Dublin, Ireland, and Montreal, Quebec.
Through the hands-on nature of the Public Relations major at Champlain, youíll work on extensive client-based, semester-long projects. Youíll learn how to develop a whole PR campaign for a single client, and then youíll implement it. Youíll write press releases, contact the press, arrange for interviews, set up Facebook and other social media pages, host events and more.
In 2011, after one student group presented its public relations campaign to a group of VIPs at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury, Vt., Rick Peyser, the company director of social responsibility, said, "I have sat through a lot of graduate school presentations; this was the finest I have ever heard." Itís no wonder that 100 percent of the Public Relations majors from Champlainís graduating class of 2010 are already employed full-time as PR professionals.