College students get real world work online

According to the Duluth News, the College of St Scholastica is putting broadband and student ingenuity to work in a class where students work with busiensses and nonprofits to help them with their online marketing and social media strategies…

Dexterity with websites, Facebook and Twitter helped turn a class at the College of St. Scholastica into an in-house ad agency.

A mix of marketing, advertising, graphic design and computer science students became the BlueStone group last semester when they gained a national client, the nonprofit Taste of the NFL. The class has worked to redesign the anti-hunger charity’s website and drive its social media campaign.

It’s great real world experience made available because broadband allows the students to work with clients remotely and because broadband has helped increase use of social media tools.

This entry was posted in economic development, education, MN, New Media by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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