Public Relations

Public Relations

It’s All About Building Relationships


Taylor GilmanTaylor Gilman joins JWT in NYC. Determined to make this summer meaningful, Taylor Gilman was more than ready to participate in the competitive interview process for a coveted internship position with JWT in New York City.  One of the largest global marketing communications firms located in uptown Manhattan, Taylor was hired for a paid internship and assumed the role of Project Manager responsible for managing advertising projects from start to finish, including maintaining proper documentation and communication throughout.

According to Taylor, “I work in a team with numerous people with various skills where we work closely to meet deadlines and present the best work possible to our clients”. Excited to learn more about the field of advertising, Taylor is utilizing her management skills learned at URI.




danielle heathMeet Danielle Heath – PR and Writing and Rhetoric Major, ZTA sorority sister, intern with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and community organizer. Clearly, Danielle is one student who is determined to make her academic career at URI a success story. With a demanding academic schedule resulting in a 3.56 GPA, Danielle finds satisfaction in project-based learning. Recently, she took the lead in organizing a clothing collection for toddlers. Now in its third year, PR Majors host “Hand Me Ups” to collect new clothing for toddlers of families who frequent the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Now in its fortieth successful year, the Jonnycake Center has made an indelible mark in the local community by assisting individuals and families in need. Danielle enlisted the support of her sorority – ZTA – as the venue for “Hand Me Ups”. A total of 50 outfits for toddlers were donated to the Jonnycake Center.

In addition to successfully managing “Hand Me Ups”, Danielle is interning with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) . In her role, she writes feature stories and press releases for upcoming MBCC events, communicates with the media, supporters, and sponsors of MBCC.

Typical of Danielle, she took on the position of Philanthropy Chair for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and organized a pasta dinner fundraiser. ZTA’s philanthropic work benefits breast cancer education and awareness. The “Think Pink, Think Pasta” dinner was held at the URI Catholic Center, and provided unlimited pasta, meatballs, salad, and dessert for $5 per person.

A total of $2,000 was generated, all of which was donated to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, which distributes the money to various breast cancer organizations and provides scholarships for ZTA members.

Danielle Heath is one PR Major who clearly is making a difference. Her zest for learning has resulted in a seamless learning environment in which she collaborates with partners in the community and her fellow PR Majors. Kudos to Danielle.