Onward to Quinnipiac!

Onward to Quinnipiac

For quite a while now, as I have searched for work, I have been dismayed at not only issues with networking, but also with the need to make myself stand out from the pack.

I believe that education will do this. However, most social media educational opportunities are with what seem to be more like fly by night operations.

Quinnipiac University
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When I learned that Quinnipiac University had a graduate and certificate program in social media, I decided to give it a whirl.

Currently, I am taking one class, ICM 522.

ICM 522, Social Media Techniques and Practices, 3 graduate credits
Spring 2014, Summer 2014 – 12 weeks

The proliferation of social media in society has created a new communications environment built on platforms that encourage contribution and collaboration through user-created media and interaction. This course explores the underlying theoretical concepts, development and management of social media platforms as well as the creation of effective strategies to facilitate a viable social media presence. Covered will be:

  • Content creation and interactions from semester-long blog postings
  • Establishment and maintenance of credible social media presence on multiple platforms
  • Demonstration and understanding of platform usage and capabilities
  • Written analysis and review of notable social media practitioners or brands
  • Overall growth, and effectiveness of student’s semester-long social media presence

So I guess it’s back to school for me.

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