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Strong communications skills are the key to success in any discipline. The Professional Communication Program (PCP) offers Johns Hopkins undergraduates a variety of hands-on courses designed to develop their abilities to research, write, speak, and display data persuasively. Starting with the highly popular foundation courses EN.661.110 Professional Writing and Communication and EN.661.250 Oral Presentations, the program expands to specialized workshops and seminars on topics ranging from science and research writing, engineering culture and ethics to entrepreneurship, public relations and social media. PCP students create journals, write blogs, present pitches and posters, and conduct multimedia PR campaigns. All PCP courses are small—19 or fewer students—ensuring that everyone receives the skilled attention necessary to grow as a writer and presenter. Since many of our students are international, PCP offers English as a Second Language (ESL) sections of Professional Writing and Communication and Oral Presentations as well as free ESL tutoring.