We are in the second week of spring semester now. My four classes filled early, and there were long waiting lists for each one. I hate to have to turn students away, but class size is important. I did let in a number of students in order from my waiting lists sign-ups, so my classes are somewhat larger than normal. Larger, but manageable.
I have only one class, a 400-level strategic and integrated communication/PR course, that previous students can take in the PR Track. My other three classes are 200- and 300-level courses filled with new students. Since my schedule this semester includes a 200 level PR principles course, I may be able to have some students for as many as three more courses. That would be special. That is, if they don’t get sick of me.
Our student PR Group, comprised of PRSSA and IABC student chapters, is off and running. We are hosting a reception next week for a contingent of Russian PR students who will be studying with us. The students are from St. Petersberg Electrotechnical University, an institution with which we have had a long and successful working relationship. It will be good for us all to get to know one another and share information about public relations.
My fascination with Millennials is fueled by my many new students. I have four good classes populated with eager young minds. This is going to be a memorable semester.