At first the title of this course scared me…”Writing for New Media.” The word “writing” was the key word. But after browsing the syllabus, I was relieved. The class turned into more about online creativity and design. This ending up being something that I have a great interest in.
I have become a social media fiend over the passed two years. From my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and foursquare accounts, I have become more connected to my iPhone. Yes, I know people didn’t think this would be possible, but it has become more of an extension of my arm. Analyzing the effectiveness of a marketing campaign to the creation of social media accounts are all important things to know when entering the current job market. Since graduation is approaching fast, I feel that this class has certainly helped feed my social media bug.
It’s always interesting to receive input from other people. With social media, it’s just that: input from human beings. In class, it was great to see the approach each person took to his or her viral marketing plan. Each person had different experience and was seeking different outcomes. Personally, my viral marketing plan had a slight impact on the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, but wasn’t as successful as the outcome of the great Fimmano vs. Alleman Facebook battle.
For my personal website, I juggled with different approaches. I started by wanting to create a blog to having an online portfolio to an online resume. I finalized my current website to be an online resume with examples of my work. I also have links to my social media websites to show my involvement. In the future I plan on expanding my website to include more, but for now, it achieves my goal: assisting in the search for a full time job.
To all of the seniors, good luck on the job search! To all of the underclassmen, good luck with the rest of your time at Etown! And to Dr. Helb, thanks for always helping out even when it may have been a common-sense question!