The first semester of the program, we created a blog. I enjoyed this and am looking forward to picking it up again when I have a little more free time. I also really enjoyed working on engagement ideas for Dollar Shave Club. I had a great partner we came up with a pretty clever hashtag campaign!
I'm an instructor in the Business & Technology division at Danville Area Community College. Currently, we are in the process of revamping our associate degree program to include social media management and marketing courses. I look forward to applying my knowledge from UF in this transition.
Running, DIY projects, landscaping
I’m an Illinois native; born and raised in the small town of which I still reside. A wife and mother of four boys, I enjoy spending time with my family. Our home is rowdy and loud, but I love it. Currently, I teach in the Business and Technology division at our local community college. Before switching to higher ed, I was an elementary teacher and corporate trainer. Recently, I’ve not only been challenged with new social media skills, but also switching my family to paleo. I’m still deciding which is more difficult!
Switching careers from education to social media could easily be considered an obstacle in itself. Luckily, I’ve had professors that eased the transition. This program has allowed me to grow professionally in ways I could not have otherwise imagined. I’ve been able to relate projects to real-world experiences and apply them to my current position. Since I’ve been enrolled, I developed a social media strategy and tracked analytics for my current employer. Implementing these classroom projects in the professional world adds a priceless dimension to the learning process.
I chose to attend UF because of the university’s reputation as well as the flexibility of the online program. It was the perfect choice. Go Gators!
The support! I was worried I’d feel overwhelmed and disconnected in an online program. This hasn’t been the case at all. The professors have been wonderful. They make themselves readily available and are great at building community. Even the staff in the department provide constant support through advising sessions and informal check ins. It’s obvious that everyone involved with the program wants the best for the students.
Free time? This sounds amazing! I most often find myself cheering in the stands at either a baseball or basketball game. Although I love attending the boys’ games, I also enjoy some good trail running. I feel revived anytime I can escape to the quiet woods for a short run.
This is tough! I have had some pretty good ones.
My porch swing.
Anyone over the age of 20! Dinner with four boys is stressful.
Relax. Then, I’d like to try my hand at a few freelancing bids. Eventually, I’d like to take my real-world experience back into the classroom and teach others.