By Taylor Kuehl (@TaylorKuehlUWO)
Are you interested in tapping into a special network of media professionals that connects alumni and current University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh journalism department students? A Facebook group named UW Oshkosh Journalism Alumni & Students is the perfect place to do so!
Reasoning Behind The Facebook Page
Cindy Schultz, academic department associate, said the Facebook group offers another way for alumni and students who share the UWO journalism experience to connect and share.
“So many of our alumni have had an interest in being involved with the department and helping current students, so we developed this group as a platform where a collaboration could potentially take place,” said Catie Schultz. “We encourage all of our alumni and students to join.”
Give Me Some Details!
It is a closed Facebook group of 467 members, headed by eleven admins. All journalism department alumni requests for membership are accepted. Members are encouraged to share their photos, experiences and memories related to the journalism department and to engage with other alumni. Students can share happenings and network with alumni. The department hopes the group will grow past 500 members by the end of the year.
Why Should You Join?
- It’s a place where alumni and current students can interact
- Internships and potential job opportunities can be discussed
- Updates are posted from the journalism department
- Trends and news for journalism, advertising, visual communication and public relations are shared
- It’s fun to take a trip down memory lane no matter your graduation year
What Would You See If You Joined?
You would have access to content pertaining to upcoming department events, such as guest speakers or the journalism department’s 50th anniversary celebration taking place in October 2018. Modern Monday, Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday posts are a fun way to create conversation among alumni and current students.
Leave a comment below if you would like to be added to the Facebook group or tag a friend who may be interested in joining!