The Future of Social Media and Education-Intern Wrap Up Summary
Hello again everybody! I'm back to share with you, my experience at last week's Social Media Club's FIRST event!!
So our job as interns for Social Media Club was to create flyers and send them out to businessmen and women and educators around the city. After we had completed our task, all that was left to do was wait for the event to come, and boy were we surprised. Our mentors and leaders of the Fresno Chapter’s Social Media Club, Nick Gundry and Lisa Alvey, had expected a turnout of about fifty people. To our surprise only about ten people attended, and though the number of people who attended were low, the impact of the event was very high.
The guest speakers for the event included Realtor Jason Farris, Enterprise Growth Specialist Bradley Fitzhenry, Assistant Professor of Mass communication and Journalism from California State University Susan Sivek, ACEL High School Principal and Fresno Unified School District Administrator Dave Childers, and our very own intern and CART student Isaac Alejandrez. Each guest speaker was extremely helpful and clear as to what social media in education’s advantages and disadvantages were. Along with sharing some aspects of social media in education, they also shared some of their own experiences with social media in their own business, as well as in their own personal lives.
As someone who is fairly new to the social media club concept, attending this event has given me a clear understanding of what the club represents. Listening to the guest speakers and members of the audience discuss social media in education, or just social media altogether, has opened my eyes to the wonders of social media. And silly ol’ me just thought social media was promoting your business through Facebook and Twitter, little did I know, I was soo wrong.
In the end, the event was very successful and extremely informational. For events to come, our mentors have high hopes of more people attending and us interns send our best wishes for success and high attendance. So to all you social media club fans be sure to keep your eyes open for the events to come and be sure to stop and see what’s up!
To view upcoming events, be sure to check the Social Media Club Facebook page for posted events. And don’t be shy, voice your opinion and join the discussion! Also, if you’d like to view the video of Fresno’s last week’s FIRST SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB EVENT, click the link below and enjoy. Oh, and don’t forget to comment!