Potential Problems When Studying Abroad
Are you into adventure and new experiences? Do you like to chase the thrill of the unfamiliar? If you answered yes to either of these questions, studying abroad may be in your future. College students choose to study abroad for many reasons such as adventure, new experiences, and to receive college credits outside the classroom.
So you think you may be interested in signing up for the Social Media Studies Certificate within the Scripps College of Communication? Not sure where to start with scheduling classes? Want to know more about what’s required and who coordinates this program? Well you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Social Media Certificate Requirements blog!
The Social Media Studies Certificate is a great resume builder in more ways than one. Students who complete the program can not only flaunt their certificate to potential employers, but also graduate with an impressive set of skills. This list highlights just five of the many things you’ll learn that will help you stand out to employers in this competitive job market.
The Social Media Studies Certificate: three core classes, three elective classes, and a fun group of professors. What more can you ask for?
Hey, my name is Colin Eberhart. I am currently a fifth-year senior at Ohio University and double-majoring in MIS and Marketing. This May, I will graduate from OU and move somewhere outside of Athens. As of now, I have a job lined up with a company TEKSystems in my hometown of Dublin, Ohio. Personally, I don’t want to move back home. I feel that it would not give me the ability to grow as a person and a professional compared to moving somewhere where I know nobody. Due to this… and the fact that I love snowboarding, mountain biking, and the outdoors, I am currently speaking with a real estate company in Colorado Springs, Colorado. So, as of now I hope that I am able to get this job and live in Colorado for a while. I figured if I don’t like it or something doesn’t work out, I can always move back to Ohio.
I am from the great city of Rocky River, in Cleveland Ohio, and I have lived there all of my life. I played soccer up until my senior year of school. Hockey is a huge part of my life, especially since my brother has played his whole life and also on the Ohio University Division Two team for a two years. I am slightly obsessed with my dog champ, my friends think I'm crazy, but he's too adorable. I am also a family girl; family is key. I would't be the person I am today without them.
The Alpha Creo Late Show, hosted by Ohio University Marketing Student, Sam Thompson. On this episode, Sam talks to fellow OU Marketing Students as well as social media platforms on why professors can benefit from using social media in the classroom. Students Erin Reed and Tom Kazanas speak about a lack of social media in the classroom, and express their interest in the online community taking more of a role in their learning environment. Social Media apps Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube offer their experience with classroom interaction on their respective platforms, and how they see it benefitting Marketing professors. Get Creo!
At Ohio University, it's no surprise E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students value communication with their peers and professors, especially on social media today. Three senior Strategic Communications students, including myself and my Digital Marketing group member Karlee, gave insight on how using social media has increased inside the classroom for our journalism courses, as well as their overall Scripps experience. E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Below are three quotes from each Strategic Communication majors interviewed, and check out the full video, Why Should Professors be on Social Media.
As technology grows and expands our range of communication, social media is becoming a vital tool for daily social interaction. It creates opportunities for people to interact with each other in the way that is both helpful and essential to socially motivate people; inside and outside of the classroom.
The info graphic above shows my Marketing 4900 group's collaborative research on why college professors at Ohio University should be active on social media. Below are the main statistics we found to back up our reasoning:
Our sources for research came from survey data and credible websites including:
On top of our research, we also asked one strategic communications major at Ohio University and one journalism professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism their opinion on whether or not college professors should be using social media. Here is how they responded:
Overall, our collaborative quantitative and qualitative research backs up our reasoning on why college professors, especially Ohio University professors, should be active on social media today. It is the communication of the future that is transitioning into a normality in the education system. The sooner we embrace it, the better.