Mass Communication Student Opportunities

WSU’s Mass Communication department has much to offer beyond its engaging courses.

Plenty of opportunities exist for you to get involved in extracurriculars through internships, clubs, a travel program, and more.


Advertising and Public Relations majors get intensive hands-on experience creating and pitching a strategic communication campaign for a real-world client through the Campaigns course.

This is a capstone course reserved for students to complete during their final spring semester.


Looking for jobs can be intimidating. That’s why the Mass Communication Department recommends all students to complete an internship of their choice. 

By doing so, students gain industry experience and expand their network before graduation.

To earn academic credit for an internship, students must complete 120 internships hours, which is equivalent to 3 credits. Most students intern during their final 2 years at WSU. 

For more information, contact Dr. Tanya Ryan at

You can search for internships on Handshake, WSU’s #1 job and internship search tool for students and alumni. WSU Career Services offers job search tools and appointments with career advisors


In addition to the general scholarships at WSU, students in the Mass Communication programs can apply for many scholarships from the WSU Foundation.

Apply for WSU Foundation Scholarships

Campus Clubs & Organizations

There are several campus clubs and organizations that are related to the Mass Communication’s program.

Focus on your interests through AdFed, Public Relations Student Society of America, Society for Collegiate Journalists, and more.

Student Publications

Mass Communication students also contribute to campus publications including:

View more student work in the Mass Communication Student Showcase.

Contact the Mass Communication Department
Mass Communication Department
Phelps Hall 126


Mary Deering
Office Manager

Phelps 126

Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1-4pm

Email Mary Deering
Dr. Tanya Ryan
Department Chairperson
Email Dr. Tanya Ryan