The past year has been an incredible 12 months of growth for the Department of Journalism‘s Social Media Initiative. We went from having no social media presence to having 250 Facebook fans, almost 500 Twitter followers and more than 5000 views on this blog.
Our blog posts have been written by students, professors and professionals about the world of journalism. Thanks to those articles, the Journalism Blog has become an incredible resource for our students and alumni to learn about everything from social media to career advice. Now we want to take a look back at our five most popular posts from 2010.
One of the things that the Journalism Department stresses is for students to get internships. Apparently they are listening. On our site we list some of the most recently posted positions while also linking to the main internships page on the department’s website. Check back frequently to see what new opportunities are available.
How do you get noticed by employers? They need to be able to find you online and view your work. But how do you guarantee they’ll find you on the Internet? Well, J-alumna Melanie Stepanek gave us six tips to boost your personal search engine optimization. These hints are just as relevant and useful as they were when they were published back in April.
J-alumna Kate Unger went full circle from being a student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to an employee of Reeve Memorial Union. It seems that students wanted to learn from Unger’s success and see how she navigated her way through the job market to ultimately land her dream job at UWO.
Interviewing for jobs and internships is something (hopefully) every student has to do. It can be scary, it can nerve-wracking, but we have some tips to make the process go smoother. And not just a few tips, but 23 of them. From researching the company to polishing your resume, this post has been preparing students for interviews all year long.
Ah, yes. The infamous April Fools’ Day prank where we announced that the Journalism Department became the JustinBieber Department. The tomfoolery went viral, creating hundreds of hits in a single day and even a fake “JustinBieber Department” certificate. You’ll have to wait and see what we do this year.
It’s been a very successful year for our Social Media Initiative, and we can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store for us. If you are interested in writing a blog post for the site, please contact us at UWOshJournalism@gmail.com.