Social media summer program open for enrollment

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Update (March 29): If you encounter a problem registering, please send me an e-mail and I’ll issue an override for you.

Here is a great opportunity to engage in social media and develop campaigns for nonprofit clients in Central Virginia. This summer class is open to all undergraduate and graduate majors at Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU’s School of Mass Communications is offering this Social Media Institute. In July, Vivian Medina Messner and I will work with students on social media projects during the four-week intensive summer class “Social Media Networking” (MASC 491) and “Social Media Seminar” (MASC 691).

For the fourth year in a row, the School of Mass Communications has won a major grant for this program, this year by the Meridian International Center.  The class will bring together 25 VCU students and 25 college students from Iraq, who will spend their summer on the Monroe Park campus as part of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. The School of Mass Communications has been selected in a cooperation with VCU’s Global Education Office as one of four schools that will run this U.S. State Department sponsored social media program this summer.

Students in the class will take part in daily lectures by various social media experts as well as engage in social media project development for local nonprofit organizations in Central Virginia as well as for Iraq.

This 3-credit class, which combines graduate and undergraduate students, will run from July 3 to July 26, 2013, and will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  with additional individual and group time for project work.

Undergraduates enroll in MASC 491 – Social Media Networking and graduates in MASC 691 – Social Media Seminar. Advance registration begins on March 26, 2012.

We are also hiring interns for the program (more information here).

If you have questions about the class, please feel free to e-mail me.

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