Social Media for SGA and a few good links

Posted by Rachel Esterline on Sep 15, 2008 in Uncategorized |

It’s really hard to keep up on blogging when you are so involved in student organizations. It seems I always post late at night.

Today I held my first public relations committee meeting for the Student Government Association. I am the public relations chairperson in addition to being the PRSSA SGA Rep.

Right now, the SGA Web site looks like it was built in the ’90s. If would like to make suggestions on making a Web site more effective for students, please visit it and leave me a comment. (By the way, we are looking for someone to build us a new site, so contact me if interested. Pay depends on experience with Web design).

I also am considering starting an SGA blog so students can get up-to-date information about committees, SGA issues and more. I am thinking of starting a Twitter too, although I don’t think a large number of students are using the technology yet. It doesn’t even look like SGA has a Facebook account either. Students are so involved with social media, therefore I think it is important for SGA to become involved in order to be able to reach the students.

I know social media isn’t a cure-all. I have a lot of other PR to do for SGA. But I think getting into social media will help us make connections with students. Do you have any other suggestions on engaging students with SGA (or with Web sites in general)?

Through my Google Reader (I am perusing it as I type this post), I found Twitter for College Students. Barbara also appears to be a great resource if you have any questions on Twitter-she assigns her students to use it. As a PR student, I think it is a good idea because it is important to be “a step ahead.”

Other links I came across tonight include:

4 Comments

Barbara Nixon
Sep 16, 2008 at 6:08 am

Thanks so much for linking to my blog. My students’ week of Twitter starts today!


 
Allie Osmar
Sep 16, 2008 at 7:12 am

I’m just over a year out of college, and I’ve found the same trend amongst my peers – Twitter? What’s Twitter? It seems pointless unless you’ve built yourself a network worth connecting with. But I think that’s exactly why it’s worth starting an account and educating other students on it. The more people who understand it and join in, the more value for everyone.


 
Kathryn Boland
Sep 16, 2008 at 8:15 am

I’m an interested in the fact you would like to start a blog for your student association. I am on a board for a college where we are in the process of implementing a blog.

Let me know how it goes.


 
Nikki
Sep 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Rock on for encouraging students to get up to speed on Twitter and other social networking sites! BTW..saw you in PR Week…very nice!


 

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