One of the first breakthroughs I’ve had so far at FCS has been to get out Twitter account verified. It might not sound like much, but given the recent article by AdWeek, it is a highly sought-after mark of legitimacy. From my (incomplete) search of Verified accounts it seems likely we’re the only independent school in the country with a verified account. Now to continue growing a community of sharing. Oh, and to get our new Instagram account verified as well.
Syracuse iSchool (@iSchoolSU) October 10, 2012
Today my first post as a blogger for Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies’ InfoSpace Blog was published. It’s a little piece on the IFTTT (really awesome) automation service and it being forced to remove triggers for Twitter due to Twitter more strictly enforcing its API rules regarding storing Twitter content on cloud servers.
Writing for the iSchool’s blog is just one of many things I’m doing to supplement formal classes while I have another 8 months before working full-time. I’ve also began studying basic programming at the Code Academy, became a HootSuite Certified Professional, and am planning a bit of a vlog in addition to my job as Multimedia Storytelling Book Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Seth Gitner, being the graduate student representative on the Newhouse Tenure Committee and auditing ICC 625: New Media Business.
It’s a lot of work but it’s necessary because (despite the fact that I think investing in this degree will be worthwhile) the PR curriculum here, and, arguably, no PR curriculum anywhere, teaches the skills that PR employers will require in the near future. I’ll hopefully be posting here more regularly on my progress here.