Risk and Crisis Communication
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Learn how to identify points of weakness within a company, develop communication strategies in advance, and execute a response plan to maintain trust with employees, customers, media, and other stakeholders during a crisis.
- Practical experience and internships built into the program help you gain experience and apply your knowledge
- Senior capstone course has you produce professional work for a real-world client
- Award-winning, experienced faculty and advisors to guide you
- Crimson Creative, a student-run firm where you can work with real clients to develop advertising and public relations campaigns
- Join WSU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America to network with public relations professionals and leaders, gain access to professional development opportunities, enter the annual Bateman Case Study Competition, and engage in events and special projects
- Murrow Symposium brings industry experts and speakers to campus annually, providing workshops and networking opportunities
- Murrow Spring Break, an annual trip to Los Angeles or New York City to visit leading strategic communication agencies and network with industry giants and Murrow alumni
- Murrow Center for Student Success Career Ready program offers career advising and preparation services
- Strong alumni network provides career coaching and mentoring to current students and graduates
With a Risk and Crisis Communication degree, you can work in:
- Crisis communication and intervention
- Health communication
- Risk communication
- Public information
- Public affairs
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