Olive Giner, a recent graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism, has earned the coveted PRSSA Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (CPPR).
Giner graduated magna cum laude in the spring semester of 2023, and is the eighteenth Reynolds School alumnus to earn the certification. Awarded by the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America, CPPR is an entry-level certification that distinguishes new graduates as having advanced skills in public relations.
Giner is a proud first-generation student from Las Vegas, Nevada. Giner notably dedicated their time at the University of Nevada, Reno to student outreach initiatives, serving as the president of the Asian-interest sorority Kappa Phi Lambda, and treasurer of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). They were also named AAF Reno’s 2022-2023 Outstanding Student in Strategic Communications award.
“My time at the Reynolds School of Journalism undoubtably prepared me to take this next step in my career,” said Giner. “I owe this achievement to my mentors, my support system, and the impactful opportunities for growth I experienced at the university.”
Today, Giner is an account and public relations coordinator at KPS3, a Reno-based marketing agency. KPS3 is a full-service agency, committed to serving a diverse array of clients and industries through public relations, as well as management efforts.
To be qualified for the CPPR certification exam, students must be within six months of graduation from an accredited college with an undergraduate or master’s degree in public relations or a related field of study. Students must also be a member of PRSSA and complete a campus-based Certificate preparatory course. The Reynolds School of Journalism has the designation for the course. The examination tests individuals on their knowledge of strategic planning, media relations, communications theories and models, information technology, ethics and laws relevant to the practice of public relations.