Tasks for Week 4

Wow, the class is almost over. Here’s an overview on what’s ahead during our fourth week, which will be a short one. Please refer to Assignments and the Schedule for more details on the requirements and daily activities. Continue reading Tasks for Week 4

Tasks for Week 3

We’re getting ready for the third week in our class and we will now move full speed ahead with our social media projects.  Here’s an overview on what’s ahead this coming week. Please refer to Assignments and the Schedule for more details on the requirements and daily activities.

A special evening for everyone: We will have a casual potluck . . . → Read More: Tasks for Week 3

Social media campaigns for Iraq

This assignment is for the IYLEP students only. Alone or on a small group you will a social media strategy that is to be implemented after you return to Iraq. You need to present your project idea in class and submit a written strategy. Please use the following template for your written strategy and address all . . . → Read More: Social media campaigns for Iraq

Presentations by the IYLEP students on the regions of their homeland

By Savannah Green

From the country’s capital, Baghdad, all the way to the beautiful mountains in Kurdistan, our Iraqi classmates taught us to love their home as much as we love ours. Today in class we all got to listen and watch as our Iraqi classmates shared their favorite places, foods, nature scenes, and cultural beliefs with . . . → Read More: Presentations by the IYLEP students on the regions of their homeland

Social media allows you to be the face and the voice behind a brand: Guest lecture by @christinamdick

By Kaitlyn Castro

On Friday, we had the pleasure of having Christina Dick, our second key speaker, share with us her rise from VCU alumna to becoming the founder of TFB Agency, a marketing consultancy with a focus on social media. Dick is a current adjunct professor at VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture, teaching public . . . → Read More: Social media allows you to be the face and the voice behind a brand: Guest lecture by @christinamdick

Tasks for Week 2

It’s already the end of our first week! Here’s an overview on what’s ahead during our second week. Please refer to Assignments and the Schedule for more details on the requirements and daily activities.

Nonprofit project: You will use this week to map out your strategy and start implementing it. On Monday, you will visit your client . . . → Read More: Tasks for Week 2

Tasks for Week 1

Here’s an overview on what you need to do during our first week. Please refer to Assignments and the Schedule for more details on the requirements and daily activities.

Before getting started, every student needs to sign up for accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Existing accounts on these platforms can be used for this class.

Also, . . . → Read More: Tasks for Week 1

Welcome – Marhaban!

Welcome to the course website for students who will be collaborating in this summer’s special program on social media at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The site includes the syllabi, readings and other curricular materials for three groups of students in this program:

* The 24 Iraqi college students in the Young Iraqi Leadership Exchange Program
* The 11 VCU students . . . → Read More: Welcome – Marhaban!