Social Media Team
Founded in 2013, the Communication Studies Social Media Team (SMT) operates a network of social media websites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, Anchor, Instagram, and YouTube. The team also publishes COMM Events, the weekly department newsletter.
By serving on the Social Media Team, students can earn 1-2 units of COMM 198, which can be used to fulfill the Applied Activity requirement. Typically, students take one unit per semester for two concurrent terms. If students wish to continue working on the team, there is a potential for earning independent study units. You don't have to be a COMM major or minor to join the team.
Students on the SMT gain professional experience in new media/social media and help execute the COMM department's integrated social media strategy. Key duties include:
- Attending regular online meetings with faculty advisors
- Accounting for assigned tasks and goals
- Attending online training and development workshops as required
Participating on the COMM SMT will give you valuable hands-on experience and help you build out your résumé. You'll learn new skills and expand your knowledge base, serve our program, and have fun.
Space on the SMT is limited, so if you'd like to participate be sure to register your interest as early as possible.
How to Join
To apply for the SMT, fill out our application online.
The application for the Spring 2024 team opens on October 1st and closes December 1st. Applicants will be notified of their positions by early January.
For questions, email the SMT Director, Professor Minna Holopainen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.