James Coakley

James Coakley

Class Year



Chicago, IL


Public Relations



James Coakley ’24 is a major in public relations with a minor in communication. On campus, he is a member of the international fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma

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“Public relations is very important, especially nowadays with social media and technology. You learn how to properly curate an organization’s brand and public image.”

James Coakley, ’24

Faculty mentors

“I’ve met many great professors who have guided me throughout my college journey. Professor Colleen Palmer is one of them. She’s taught me a lot about public relations and the importance of what credibility and public image can do for a brand.”

Career goal

“I want to work for a top PR firm in Chicago, like the Heron Agency.”

Biggest surprise

“The biggest surprise so far is the true camaraderie we have with one another as Carthage students. Although everybody doesn’t know everybody, the campus is small, so it almost feels like we do.”