Regional Conference Career fair!


We are happy to announce the list of agencies and organizations for the career fair! The career fair will take place on Friday, February 15th from 1:15 to 2:45. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives of the agencies and organizations. We recommend you dress professionally, bring multiple copies of your résumé and business cards if you have them. Do not forget to research the tables you will want to visit!

Agencies and organizations:

 Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 66 offices and more than 4,500 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. The firm is co-headquartered in Chicago and New York. The company prides itself on having employees with diverse backgrounds that span corporate reputation management, consumer marketing, social media, advertising and science communications.

Burson-Marsteller was awarded PRWeek’s Best Large Agency to work at in 2012. The agency has an impressive training program, which offers coaching in areas including media and research skills, crisis management and cutting-edge digital skills. All employees have a performance development plan that helps them to achieve their career goals.

Walker Sands Communications is a PR agency, website development and marketing consulting firm headquartered in Chicago. The mid-sized firm assists clients with branding, positioning, marketing strategies, public relations, design, web development and SEO. Clients range from startups to Fortune 50 companies, spanning a wide array of industries.

Taylor is a brand counselor and public relations partner to a select portfolio of the world’s leading consumer brands. Named “Consumer Agency of the Decade” by The Holmes Group, Taylor has partnered with some of the world’s leading consumer brands, using lifestyle, sports and entertainment platforms to drive consumer engagement. Founded in 1984, Taylor has over 100 employees with headquarters in New York and offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte and London.

The Public Relations Society of America is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. With the vision to unify, strengthen and advance the profession of public relations, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has established itself as the pre-eminent organization that builds value, demand and global understanding for public relations.

Red Frog Events is an independent event production company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company’s events currently include Great Urban Race, Warrior Dash, Beach Dash, Red Frog Bar Crawls, Firefly Music Festival, and Farm to Fork. Founded in 2007, Red Frog Events won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award in 2011.

L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) is a full-service PR firm and research agency headquartered in Chicago. The firm focuses on the areas of consumer marketing, b2b, home products, and arts & leisure. Current clients include Abbott Laboratories, eBay, Water Tower Place and many others.

GolinHarris is a communications firm owned by the Interpublic Group (IPG) and established in 1956. It has approximately 700 employees, 34 offices. Its larger clients include Dow Chemical, McDonald’s, and Unilever. GolinHarris made a transition to abandon generalist roles like “account executive” to creating four specialist titles; strategists, creators, connectors and catalysts as a part of the G4 Model.

DePaul University Gradate School of Communication offers seven Master of Arts programs and is located in the downtown Chicago Loop campus. The program and DePaul’s quarter system allows students to finish in two years or less. DePaul is the largest Catholic university in the country, but is also known to be one of the most diverse campuses as well.

Ogilvy Public Relations is one of the many divisions under the Ogilvy brand. They represent clients such as Ford, Nestle, Pfizer, and FEMA. Most recently, The Holmes Report named Ogilvy the 2012 Public Affairs Agency of the Year. They have offices all across the world and expertise in Consumer Marketing, Health, Social Marketing, Corporate and Public Affairs, and Technology.

Flowers Communication Group is a multicultural communications agency with over 20 years of experience working with clients such as McDonalds, Honda, and Wells Fargo. They pioneered the Ethnic Fusion model and leverage their professional and personal experiences in campaigns to reach African-American and Hispanic consumers.

Olson Communication, formerly known as Dig Communications is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN with offices in Chicago and Toronto. They work with clients such as Target, PepsiCo, and General Mills. They were recently named one of the Top Places to Work in 2012 by the Star Tribune.

Hill+ Knowlton Strategies is a global organization in 52 countries, with over 89 offices. They specialize in Analyst+ Influencer Relations, Change+ Internal Communications, Corporate Communications, Financial Communications, Reputation Management, and much more. Their client list includes P & G, Holiday Inn, Sharp, and Adidas.

Weber Shandwick has offices in 81 countries around the world. The Holmes Report named them the 2012 Global Agency of the Year for their impressive business performance, creative work, and thoughtful leadership. Their clients include Electrolux, Ocean Spray, and American Airlines.

Medill, Northwestern University Graduate School, a leader in education since 1921, offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s digital world. Medill has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, and as the media industry experiences unprecedented change, Medill leads the way in training a new generation of multimedia journalists and integrated marketing communications professionals who are not only thriving in this new media landscape, but are also helping to shape it.

Update from our Logistics team

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The Regional Conference Committee is so excited for our attendees to start arriving for PR – The Chicago Way! Remember to register online in order to participate in our conference and witness all of the incredible professionals that will be speaking. Some of the notable speakers will include representatives from Edelman, Golin Harris, the Chicago Cubs, McDonald’s, The Silverman Group and many more!

This conference will also offer several agency visits to firms such as Golin Harris, Ketchum, and Fleishman-Hillard. These visits will be another great way to learn more about PR firms and network with some of Chicago’s best PR professionals.

For any out-of-state guests: no need to worry about lodging arrangements! There are five hotels all within a one mile radius of DePaul’s downtown campus that will be more than accommodating. For room rates, services, parking, and more, visit

Even while our primary goal is to introduce fellow Midwestern students to all areas of PR in Chicago, we’d still love for our guests to venture outside of this industry and explore the many other attractions that Chicago has to offer! Famous Chicagoland attractions such as the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, and Millennium Park will all be must-sees during your stay! For more information on various Chicagoland attractions, visit

Registration is just a click away! The following link will direct you to the registration page; don’t miss out on this amazing networking opportunity!